Sunday, May 12, 2019

One new and three updated essays.

By Linda

At JordanCon last month, I gave a presentation on Wheel of Time eschatology or end-times. I wrote a long essay on this subject years ago, but put off updating it until the Companion had been published and I had studied Robert Jordan’s notes. Doing a presentation on end-times was, at least in part, intended to push me into rewriting the essay. I knew it would be a big job, and in fact, it took a few months, during which I wrote a new essay on Wheel of Time theology, as well as the updated essay on End-times. The Time of Illusions and Aelfinn and Eelfinn articles also were updated as part of the work on the theology essays.

This brings the list of updated articles so far to:

The Aelfinn and the Eelfinn

The Aelfinn's Answers

The Ages of the Characters

Aiel Prophecy

Angreal and Sa'angreal

Animal Symbolism

The Cache from Ebou Dar

Character Names Derived from Readers' Names

Character Names series

The Composition and Politics of the Halls


Egwene's Dreams

Fate, Free Will and Divining the Pattern


Herbs and Other Medicines

Horn of Valere

Inventions From Rand's Academies

Lews Therin

Matter of Britain 2: An Arthurian Who's Who


Min's Viewings

Names of the Shadow

Off-shore Prophecy


Origin of Place Names

Price and Prize of Knowledge


Robert Jordan's Strength Ranking

Saidar Strength Ranking


There Are No Beginnings or Endings...The Paradox of WOT's Eschatology

Time of Illusions

Wheel of Time Theology

Who Is Not A Darkfriend?

Next to be updated will be the various articles on channelling and Items of Power.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It's Been Ten Years!

By Linda

In mid March 2009, the Thirteenth Depository went public, reposting essays wotmaniacs Linda, Dom, Mar, Peter and Bob wrote for the fan website wotmania, along with a lot of new Wheel of Time commentary.

Ten years, and over 3 million page views later, the blog is still active. Last year I finished a complete read-through of the series, and updated many articles with information from Jordan's notes and the Wheel of Time Companion. My current update is a major re-write of the Eschatology essay--I divided it into 2 (not 3!) and have finished the first half.

A huge thank you to all the readers who have read, commented and encouraged me over the years.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Three Character Essays Updated

The last two weeks, I've updated a few of the character parallels essays with new information from Robert Jordan's blog, the WOT interview database and from my own research.

Lews Therin



Saturday, January 5, 2019

December to January Updates

By Linda

Happy 2019! Wishing all my readers a wonderful year!

For the last couple of months I have been checking the links in the indexes and the updated articles on the blog listed in the post below this one. The Characters Derived from Reader's Names article now has links to the Characters, Countries and Organisations indexes.

More recently I've made extensive updates to the Ages of the Characters and completely rewritten The Composition and Politics of the Halls. The latter article draws heavily on the Ages of Character article for the Sitters' ages and tenure in the Hall, leading to some points of interest. Both articles have new information from Robert Jordan's notes.