NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. 😘


There’s some controversy in the religious world regarding the true nature of the nephilim. (Read this wiki entry for a longer description.) What we do know for sure, is that nephilim are first mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.

Nephilim are described as large and very strong mysterious beings. Sometimes described as giants, sometimes like (fallen) angels, they are the result of unions between “the sons of God and the daughters of men.” Some scholars believe that “the sons of God” are angels, others that they are the sons of Seth (Adam and Eve’s third son). 

The Shadowhunter Chronicles: All Shadowhunters are nephilim—half human and half angel. They were created by the angel Raziel to protect mankind from demons who have a tendency to slip into the human realm. This includes policing the Downworld and all the creatures who live there. 


Wheel of Time: A woman who has been initiated to the White Tower is a Novice. It is the first step towards becoming an Aes Sedai. The Novice wears all white dress and studies to pass the test to reach the second level, Accepted. This can take anything from three to 20+ years, and some never make it to the second level. Only the best can become Aes Sedai, and the training is ruthless.

THE READER’S WIKI is a slowly growing collection of glossary/wiki entries where I collect terms from the titles I delve into.

NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. =)

I try to list all the (potentially) new terms as I write my blog posts and link to the wiki page where they are explained. Linked words are always this colour and underscored.

Let me know if the word/concept you’re looking for isn’t there and I’ll try to add it as soon as I can.

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