Heroes in general
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Artur Paendrag Tanreall / Artur Hawkwing
Artur Paendrag TanreallBetter known in legend as Artur Hawkwing, he is the king referred to in many legends who united all the lands west of the Spine of the World as a single Empire. After uniting the lands, becoming High King, his subsequent death sparked the War of the Hundred Years. His sign was a golden hawk in flight.
Birgitte Silverbow / Maerion / Teadra / Jethari Moondancer / The flaming Lady Birgitte Trahelion, if you flaming please
Gaidal CainGaidal Cain, being bound to the Wheel of Time, is periodically spun back into the pattern. His incarnations take various forms, all of which share common themes. Most notably, he fights with two swords, and stories of him also include Birgitte Silverbow, his fated lover.
Lews Therin Telamon / The Dragon / Kinslayer
Lews Therin Telamon/The DragonLews Therin Telamon was the incarnation of the Dragon during the War of Power. He was the leader of the forces of Light and was well-respected all over the world. He was as strong in the Power as it is possible to be and was the "First Among Servants." Though he was known for a long-running romantic liaison with Mierin Eronaile, the true love of his life, his eventual wife and the mother of his children, was Ilyena Moerelle Dalisar, called "Sunhair" for her red-and-gold tresses.Lews Therin was responsible for ending the last War of Power, which he did with a back-up plan. The original thought was to create two obscenely powerful Amplifier Artifacts: the Choedan Kal, sa'angreal so potent that a man and a woman channeling through them could together unmake all creation. With such tools at their disposal, the relatively modest goal of erecting a barrier around the Bore could be achieved, one strong enough to contain the Dark One until the Bore itself could be closed. Unfortunately, the Choedan Kal could not be safely used without special "access key" ter'angreal, and these were seized (undoubtedly unknowingly) by the Shadow. Even worse, the women of the Hall of Servants refused to consider any other plan. This led Lews Therin to fish out his back-up plan: travel straight to the Bore and plug it with a makeshift cork anchored by seven pieces of cuendillar, thus Sealing Evil Back In Its Can. He and the Hundred Companions, men to a man, resolved to go.Well, we know what happened next; and if Latra Posae Decume had not led the female Aes Sedai in their resistance, would saidar have been tainted as well? Rand's fight would be hopeless if so. In any case, after Lews Therin went insane, he killed all of his family and many friends, earning the epithet "Kinslayer." In the meanwhile, the seven seals themselves were passed to the next Amyrlin, which is why she's called "The Watcher of the Seals" today; it's something of a state secret, though, that they were lost during the Trolloc Wars and nobody's know where they've gotten to for about two thousand years.
Shivan the Hunter and Calian the Chooser
Shivan the Hunter and Calian the ChooserShivan and Calian are brother and sister Heroes, both of whom are only born at the end of an Age. Calian and Shivan respectively are assumed to be a parallels for Kali and Shiva of Hindu Mythology.
AmaresuThe wielder of the Sword of the Sun, Amaresu is a female Hero. Heavily implied to be Amaterasu of Japanese Shinto fame.
Paedrig the Peacemaker
Paedrig the PeacemakerA golden-tongued peacemaker, this Hero is the Wheel of Time version of Saint Patrick.
Mikel of the Pure Heart
Mikel of the Pure HeartPossibly the Wheel of Time version of Saint Michael, not much is known about this Hero besides his name.
Buad of Albhain
Buad of AlbhainThe Wheel of Time parallel to Boadicea.
OtarinNothing is known about this Hero except his name.
Rogosh Eagle-EyeA Hero with a notably very sharp eye despite his age, Rogosh Eagle-Eye served Artur Hawkwing's court in his most recent life.
Hend the Striker
Hend the StrikerA jovial hero who wields a hammer and spike. Possibly the Wheel of Time version of John Henry.