Neysa Ayellin

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Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Neysa Ayellin is one of the village women of Emond's Field. She is also one of the members of the Women's Circle (TSR, Ch. 53).

Neysa has a horse-face and is gray haired (TSR, Ch. 42; Ch. 56).


  • When Perrin is ten, Mat talks him into stealing one of Neysa's gooseberry pies and she paddles his bottom (TSR, Ch. 42).
  • When Nynaeve is sixteen, she throws a pitcher of water at Neysa and is "manhandled" in return (TFoH, Ch. 33).
  • Neysa and several other women help the Tuatha'an when they arrive at Emond's Field (TSR, Ch. 45).
  • Neysa and the rest of the Women's Circle perform the wedding ceremony between Perrin and Faile (TSR, Ch. 53).
  • When Daise Congar announces to Perrin that the women will be responsible for getting the children out of the village during the big battle against the Trollocs, Neysa stands there with a long-bladed knife in her hand, and two more tucked behind her belt (TSR, Ch. 56).
  • When the line begins to falter in the battle against the Trollocs, the women of Emond's Field join the men in battle. Perrin watches as Neysa, Bodewhin and Eldrin kill a Trolloc (TSR, Ch. 56).


  • One of Mat's friends is named Dav Ayellin; it is uncertain as to whether Dav is Neysa's son or another of her relations (TEotW, Ch. 1).
  • There is an Emond's Field girl named Milli Ayellin; it is uncertain as to whether Milli is Neysa's daughter or another of her relations (TSR, Ch. 44).


"There was horse-faced Neysa Ayellin, who had paddled his ten-year-old backside that time Mat talked him into stealing one of her gooseberry pies." (Perrin thinks of Neysa; The Shadow Rising, Chapter 42).

"There was certainly no need to say that Cerandin had been holding her head down over a wagon tongue at the time. No one had manhandled her like that since she threw a pitcher of water at Neysa Ayellin when she was sixteen." (Nynaeve; The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 33).