Here Are 26 Easter Eggs We Spotted In "The Wheel Of Time" TV Show

    With a fandom this large and source material this vast, it's no wonder the wildly successful Prime Video series is packed with hidden Easter eggs.

    There’s no shortage of material for the showrunners of The Wheel of Time to draw upon, and not everything in the books makes it into the show when it comes to an adaptation. However, tasty little Easter eggs are often included for super-fans. Robert Jordan’s gargantuan 15-book series (including the prequel) takes place in a well-developed and immersive world, meaning that there are bound to be tons of hints that fans of the books can pick up on when watching Amazon Prime’s visual feast. 

    Be forewarned, this article will definitely contain spoilers for both the original Wheel of Time book series and the new Amazon Prime adaptation, including major plotlines of all the leading characters, so read at your own risk!

    1. Listen closely for Fain's whistle to track his movements throughout the show.

    A low-angle shot of a bearded Padan Fain (Johann Myers), in a brown coat, holding the reins to a team of horses and with his lips pursed, as if whistling

    2. Look for the Dragon's Fang, a symbol indicating evil and danger.

    On top, a shot of dead lambs spread into the Dragon’s Fang. Bottom left shows a red, painted version of the Fang on a patch of burned wood.  Bottom right is an overhead shot of the sacred pool with the Dragon’s Fang.

    3. Tam uses matches to light lanterns for Bel Tine, but book readers know Aludra only invents them in The Dragon Reborn (book three).

    A close-up shot of Tam (Michael McElhatton) and Rand’s (Josha Stradowski) hands as they light a candle within a paper lantern. In Tam’s left hand is a shiny metal book of matches.

    4. Listen for Moiraine uttering the catchphrase from the opening of every book: "It was a beginning..."

    5.	A long-shot from behind the burned-out Winespring Inn. Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) is on horseback, as is Rand, Egwene (Madeleine Madden), Mat (Barney Harris), and Perrin (Marcus Rutherford) as they leave the Two Rivers.

    5. Child Valda's disdain for life and goodness is exemplified by eating something that resembles ortolan.

    6.	A close-up shot of an elaborately-worked metal plate, with a small cooked bird in the centre of it on a leaf.

    6. The opening credits reveal the weaving of the Pattern of Ages, and the threads (and lives) that compose it.

    A shot of the circular tapestry woven in the opening credits, with the threads meeting in the middle in an intricate pattern. The words “Executive Producer – Rafe Lee Judkins” are visible on the right.

    7. Moiraine heals the horses but stops short of Rand's horse.

    Moiraine looks over her shoulder as she stands beside a black horse.

    8. In Shadar Logoth, we see the distinctive ruby dagger tucked into the belt of a statue, presumably depicting Mordeth.

    A shot focusing on a weathered statue in Shadar Logoth. It depicts a man with a stern face, his left arm pulled across his chest. Visible in the carved belt is a dagger with a stone in the hilt, and two prongs.

    9. Perrin dreams of the wolves, and in his dream, they eat Laila's innards. If wolves defend the Light, what does that make Laila?

    An unfocused, dark shot of a wolf chewing on the intestines of Laila Aybara (Helena Westerman) as she sits on the floor of Perrin and Laila’s forge.

    10. A caged Aielman is a vital part of Perrin's arc in the books.

    A man in beige clothing and a headscarf is in a cage hanging from a gibbet. He is pierced with many arrows through his torso, which has a stylised leather jerkin on it. He has been dead for a while.

    11. Mat wonders "why we never had one of these in the Two Rivers” when they've had an Aielman living amongst them for 20 years.

    A shot of Rand and Mat as they look upon the caged dead man. Rand, in a long sheepskin coat and carrying an arrow and quiver, is muttering something to Mat, who is wearing colourless, threadbare clothes.

    12. The Four Kings is a town visited in the first book. In the show, we see statues of Four Kings outside a bar in Breen's Spring.

    Rand and Mat head towards a dingy-looking building, complete with four carved wooden posts. The carvings depict men with beards, crowns, and weapons.

    13. Keep a (Rogosh) eagle-eye out for the patchwork lining of Thom's cloak. The Gleeman has indeed changed... But some elements remain!

    A shot of Thom Merrilin’s (Alexandre Willaume) lower body as he picks up a wooden guitar and sits on a propped-up barrel. On the inside of his coat are a number of colourful patches.

    14. A stone dog is tucked into the dead Aielman's clothing, potentially indicating his allegiance.

    A close-up of Mat’s hands, holding a carved figure in the shape of a canine.

    15. Helga Grinwell named her doll Birgitte, possibly after the iconic Hero of the Horn of Valere, Birgitte Silverbow.

    A shot of Mat kneeling down and speaking to Helga Grinwell (Robyn Betteridge), who is offering Mat a crudely-constructed doll.

    16. “A man who knows the past” could refer to Thom – or possibly, to Mat once he gains memories of his past lives.

    A shot of Rand and Thom speaking – Thom is lit by both moonlight and lantern light, with his brow furrowed and looking very serious.

    17. Rand's dream of Mat's bloodied hand could foreshadow Mat and the Band of the Red Hand.

    A blurred shot with Mat’s midsection in the foreground. He is holding out his right hand in front of him, which is covered in dark blood.

    18. Jain Farstrider's famous stories make an appearance, but it looks like Jain is a woman in this turning of the Wheel of Time.

    Rand looks down at a large, leatherbound book while standing in a sunlit library. He is looking down at the book, fingers resting against the spine of it, as if reading the title.

    19. Tolkien inspired Robert Jordan, and the show contains lots of shoutouts to The Lord of the Rings.

    An extreme close-up of a pool of molten gold – an Aes Sedai ring with the gemstone removed, has been dropped into it, and is melting into the pool.

    20. We get a glimpse of the Stone of Tear, the renowned fortress that proves integral to later books.

    A shot of young Siuan and her father in a fishing skiff on the river. In the background, nearly blending into the mountain peaks, is what appears to be a large fortress.

    21. Moiraine may not use the Avendesora leaf to open the ways, but her weaves sure resemble it!

    A shot of Moiraine’s back, weaving flows of the one power into the Waygate. The flows appear to be looping into a triangular shape, reminiscent of the trefoil Avendesora leaf.

    22. Shaiel suffers a stab to the side, and a similar wound will haunt her son in the years to come.

    A close-up shot of an Aiel woman (Magdalena SIttova) with a white-beige shoufa wrapped around her head. She is spattered in blood, and a man in a yellow cape is holding her from behind. Her face is a mask of shock.

    23. Min's viewing of "rainbows, carnivals, and three beautiful women" is at least partially aligned with the books.

    A close-up shot of Rand, grinning at Min’s joke, in spite of his red-eyes brimming with tears.

    24. Listen for the Old Tongue! While translated onscreen as "power," we clearly hear the word "saidin."

    A close-up shot of Lews Therin Telamon (Alexander Karim), the Dragon in the Age of Legends, in a black uniform. The subtitles, translated from the Old Tongue, reads “You expose the very source of the One Power to Him”, words spoken by Latra.

    25. The skyscrapers of the Age of Legends, seen in the cold open for Episode 8, match up with the ruins we saw in Episode 1.

    Two shots combined – on top is a large, futuristic city with towering skyscrapers, glistening domes, and flying vehicles in the sky. On the bottom is the same city, but in the present Age – all the buildings have been overgrown by plant life.

    26. Finally, Rand is given a sa'angreal that seems to resemble the Choedan Kal.

    A close-up shot of Moiraine holding a fist-sized figurine of stone – it is in the shape of a man sitting cross-legged with one hand pointing up, the other down.

    So there you have it! Easter eggs from the first season of The Wheel of Time. Undoubtedly, there will be more in the seasons to come, and perhaps a few that we missed here too. What was your favorite Easter egg?