EWoT: Jan

Biographical information
Nationality Andoran
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Chronological and political information
First mentioned LOC Prologue
Occupation Seamstress

Jan is one of Min's three aunts. She lives in Baerlon, Andor and is a Seamstress[1]. She is gentle and kind, but has very strong notions of proper behaviour[2].


She, Miren and Rana have raised Min to be fair; the young woman lives by it, although she sometimes thinks her life would have been easier if she had not had this education [3].

They also admonished her not to behave like a fluff-brained girl and Min still thinks of her aunts when she hears that word [4]. Jan always said that what could not be mended must be lived with. Another piece of advise that Jan and Rana always gave Min was to never kiss a man if she did not intend to marry him, which is why Min does not want to know what her aunts might think of her relationship with Rand [5].


  1. Lord of Chaos, Prologue
  2. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 35
  3. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 33
  4. The Path of Daggers, Chapter 27
  5. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 18