The Aiel know his father Janduin, and that his mother was a non-Aiel Maiden who called herself Shaiel. Rand himself figured out that Shaiel was Tigraine Mantear and was concerned whether that made him a cousin to Elayne. But has anyone else put this together?

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    Waiting for Galad’s reaction to his half-brother marrying his half-sister. Oct 22, 2012 at 23:11
  • Can't like Rand any less than he does now...
    – rsegal
    Oct 23, 2012 at 3:01
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    Didn't one of the Andoran noblewomen clarify for Rand that Elayne being his "cousin" didn't mean what he thought it did?
    – rsegal
    Oct 23, 2012 at 3:06
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    @rsegal: I believe that was just a more general statement that Andoran nobles habitually overstate their relations to the first Queen and will thus effectively claim to be all "cousins" when it's really many times removed. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:17
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    I don't believe he mentions it anywhere in his profile.
    – ibid
    Apr 6, 2016 at 20:07

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We haven't explicitly seen that anyone else has figured this out. Gitara Moroso knew in advance - she sent Tigraine to the Waste so that the Dragon could be reborn. I wouldn't be surprised if Moiraine knew this, but isn't any actual evidence for that.

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