NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. 😘
Wheel of Time: In the Third Age, the Old Tongue is to the Westlanders what Latin, Old Greek or Old Norse (etc) are to us. It was the language of the Age of Legends, and the nobility and Aes Sedai still study it.
The moden languages are derived from the Old Tongue, and both the Aiel and the Seanchan have kept many words and phrases in their New Tongues. It is also evident in old inscriptions, place names and the prophecies about the Dragon.
Wheel of Time: The One Power is the magic in the Wheel of Time. It comes from the True Source and in divided into a male and a female half. They are two complementary halves of a unified whole.
The male half is called Saidin and the female is called Saidar. Women can only wield Saidar, men can only wield Saidin, and they cannot teach each other how to channel as the methods are very different.
The One Power is an energy source and it can be used in a number of different ways. Channelers can use the power for healing or to rain down death and destruction. The power is infinite and cannot be used up, but the individual channeler can “burn out” if they wield more power than they are capable of handling.
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.