From Tar Valon Library
Author: Atarah al'Norahn
Unless stated otherwise, all information herein is taken from The Eye of the World, Chapter 4.
Thom says that the stories of Lenn and Salya are old, from the Age before the Age of Legends, or perhaps even older
According to the website "Seven Spokes", Robert Jordan has confirmed that Salya refers to Sally Ride, the Astronaut and teacher (http://www.sevenspokes.com/chronology/1st.html).