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For questions regarding the "Wheel of Time" book series, mostly written by Robert Jordan and finished by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan's death. It consists of 14 books and a prequel, along with extra material such as an encyclopedia. Use this tag together with the [robert-jordan] or [brandon-sanderson] tags as appropriate.

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What were the inspirations for the Forsaken's names?

I realized that some of the Forsaken names were familiar to me (Ishamael and Ishmael from Moby Dick, Asmodean and Asmodeus the demon). Did Jordan take inspiration for the names for all the Forsaken, ...