Unexpected Familial Relationships [Full Series Spoilers]

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Devonna Harren, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Devonna Harren

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    So I've been realizing all sorts of weird relationships for a while, but I thought I'd see if anyone saw any others. Obviously, these are all kinds of weird and rarely blood relatives, but they are familial relationships. Lot's of mon

    First off, Moraine is Elayne's aunt, and I'm not sure this ever comes up. (Elayne's Father = Taringail Damondred = Moraine Damondred's half-brother).
    Rand is both the father of Moraine's neice's children and the child of Moiraine's half-brother's ex-wife.

    IF you consider Slayer to be both Isam and Luc, then Rand's uncle is now Lan's cousin.
    IF the above is true, then Rand and Nynaeve are related through Slayer.
    ALSO if the above is true, Lan and Moiraine are related (Moiraine is Elayne's aunt, Elayne's children are fathered by Rand, Rand's uncle is Lan's cousin).

    There are more, I just can't remember now that I sat down.
     
  2. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Like Galad and Rand being half-brothers? They shared a mother (Tigraine) but had different fathers, Rand's being an Aiel named Janduin and Galad's being Taringail.
     
  3. Eluial Aldaran

    Eluial Aldaran Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah

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    The two that blew my mind when I realized them were Rand and Galad, and Moiraine and Elayne.

    The other stuff is still neat, though. Especially the convoluted relationship between Rand and Moiraine.

    I expect most of the two rivers folks (except for Rand, obvs) are related, though. Small area, inbreeding, etc. :p
     
  4. Devonna Harren

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    That one tripped me out pretty hard, but that's actually brought up in text. Although I still think Galad finding out is one of the moments where it's like, "THIS ISN'T FUNNY WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING"
     
  5. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    It helps me to visualize some of the relationships with a family tree. This one's from The Thirteenth Depository (which has lots of very interesting articles and I highly recommend everyone poke around there).
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    I'm over here both laughing about the confusing wiggling they had to do for Taringail, and about Maighdin. I can't remember whether or not Morgase brings up that it's her mother's name. It's kind of like I did with my name here! (My mom really wanted to name me Devonna, she is over the moon that I'm using it.)
     
  7. Wil Cambrae

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    Sadly this tree is fairly simple compared to European Royal Family Trees :look
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  8. Devonna Harren

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    Realized that Rand and Egwene ended up related >> Egwene marries Gawyn whose half-brother Galad is Rand's half-brother

    got that one in the car today :D
     
  9. Aduiavas Ida

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    I think if we knew more about the connections in the Two Rivers, Rand and Egwene might already have been related...
     
  10. Devonna Harren

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    Ostensibly yes. Not really though because of that whole "Tigraine/Janduin" thing. :D :p
     
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    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Hmm, that is true, Rand wasn't really Two Rivers related...
     
  12. Wil Cambrae

    Wil Cambrae Sparkle Chief Gaidin

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    So if we agree that Berelain is a descendant of Artur Paendrag, then is she distantly related to Tuon?
     
  13. Elania al'Manir

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    Yes, in the same way that all of the Andoran nobility are cousins.