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The Amyrlin Seat is the leader of the Aes Sedai.[1] Her full title also includes "Watcher of the Seals" and "The Flame of Tar Valon." Among Aes Sedai, she is addressed as "Mother", and she addresses other Aes Sedai as "Daughter."[2]

The current Amyrlin Seat is Siuan Sanche.[3]


The Amyrlin Seat is raised from one of the Ajahs, but is subsequently considered to be of "all Ajahs and none", so she can fairly rule over all Aes Sedai.[4] It can be insulting to publicly mention an Amyrlin's Ajah, as it challenges her impartiality.[5]

The Amyrlin Seat is considered to be the most powerful individual in the entire known world. She is considered the social superior of even kings and queens, and is entitled to demand the presence of any monarch, who is expected to give deference to her position.[6]


The title of "Amyrlin Seat" appears to be derived from the Tamyrlin Seat, the leader of the Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends.[7]

List of Amyrlin Seats[]


Attend you, all. She comes. The Watcher of the Seals, the Flame of Tar Valon, the Amyrlin Seat.
Leane Sharif to the Hall of the Tower, 1.06 The Flame of Tar Valon

Changes from the book series[]

The Amyrlin Seat is adapted from the position of the same name Booklink.svg (book spoilers!) from the book series.


  1. Pike, Rosamund (narrator). (October 21, 2021). "What is an Aes Sedai?". The Wheel of Time - Explained. Twitter.
  2. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 6: The Flame of Tar Valon.
  3. Twitter: "Her blue eyes brooked no nonsense, and her firm jaw spoke of the determination of the youngest woman ever to be chosen Amyrlin Seat." Please welcome Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche. #WOTonPrime August 19, 2020.
  4. Official interactive map from Prime Video: The Wheel of Time, under the "Explore" section (login required), the section for the lore is labeled "Mythology". Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  5. Trivia for The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 6: The Flame of Tar Valon.
  6. Trivia for The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 5: Blood Calls Blood.
  7. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 8: The Eye of the World.