Siuan Sanche appears in the first book of Wheel of Time

If, like me, you are a big fan of “The Wheel of Time“, this huge fantasy saga as complex as “Game of Thrones“, you have already watched all the trailers available on Youtube.

And there … Here is Siuan Sanche, the Chair of Amyrlin, the big boss of the Aes Sedai….

Siuan Sanche, the Amyrlin Seat, and her Berber tattoo

Siuan Sanche, the Amyrlin Seat, and her Berber tattoo

The tattoo is not just Berber, in fact, if you look closely at the top line, you can see lines that look surprisingly like Arabic words.

Like many fantasy worlds, the Wheel of Time draws its inspiration from many cultures. There are desert men in black scarves who might remind one of the Tuareg, people of the sea, ‘Asians’, and a vaguely historical base that has its roots in the Middle Ages. But unlike Game of Thrones and, of course, Dune, Arab and Berber cultures have not really been used by Robert Jordan.

Besides, these tattoos are an addition to the series, they don’t appear anywhere in the books (and therefore on the fan art).

It’s a nice tribute to the aestheticism of these abstract and millenarian tattoos, which we will be able to admire for many weeks to come!

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