Ilyena Therin Moerelle

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc.

Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Ilyena Moerelle Dalisar was Lews Therin Telamon's wife and true love during the Age of Legends.

She was a golden-haired beauty with cream-like skin (TEotW, Prologue; TFoH, Ch. 2; LoC, Ch. 19)

Her third name, an honorific, indicates that she was a woman of importance.

After marrying Lews Therin Telamon, about fifty years before the beginning of the War of the Shadow, she changed her name into Ilyena Therin Moerelle.


  • Lews Therin kills her and the rest of their family in his madness (TEotW, Prologue).
  • Lews Therin whispers he should have sent Ilyena away (TPoD, Ch. 29).


"Ilyena, forgive me." (Lews Therin; The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 43; Chapter 51 Chapter 52).

"Ilyena never flashed her temper at me when she was angry with herself. When she gave me the rough side of her tongue, it was because she..." (Lews Therin; The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 2).

"Mustn't use that. Threatens the fabric of the Pattern. Not even for Ilyena? I would burn the world and use my soul for tinder to hear her laugh again." (Lews Therin about balefire; The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 44).

"I will never forget Ilyena, not if all the world burns!" (Lews Therin; The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 44).

"I was never yours, Mierin. I will always belong to Ilyena." (Rand to Lanfear; The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 52).