Biography[edit | edit source]
Tehanu was born in Oak Village, Gont. She was raped by her father who later threw her to campfire and burned half of her body. Help came from the village, and she was adopted by Tenar. She was a quiet child and small for her age. The name given to her by Tenar, "therru" comes from a Kargish word for "burning" or "the flaming of fire".