Princess Nehemia Ytger was the Princess of Eyllwe and Aelin Galathynius's friend.


Throne of Glass

Nehemia arrives at Rifthold, sent by her father, King of Eyllwe, to learn the northern customs. Her reasons behind going to the glass castle are a bit murky, though many believe that she has secret connections to the rebel movement in Eyllwe. Later books confirm that it was actually Elena Galathynius who told her to go to Adarlan for the "sake of her people." Nehemia fiercely loves her country and would do anything to ensure the safety and happiness of her people. As murders are committed within the castle; Celaena Sardothien suspects Nehemia of being the killer, later on it is demonstrated that she is innocent, although she did have something to hide: Nehemia can undersand Wyrdmarks and can use them to her benefit. When she discovers the truth behind Celaena's identity, instead of being scared, she forgives the assassin for not telling her the truth and names her Elentiya.

Crown of Midnight

Nehemia tries to persuade Celaena to join the rebels, supposedly not knowing about her friend's true heritage, (it is later revealed that she knew all along) and is upset with her refusal. The princess is later murdered in her chambers by an assassin named Grave, sent by Archer Finn. Nehemia is buried in Rifthold, but her remains are scheduled to be sent back to her homeland, Eyllwe. Her death drives Celaena temporarily mad with grief.

Empire of Storms

In a vision induced by the witch mirror Celaena, now going by Aelin, sees Nehemia being approached by Elena and given the instructions to go to Rifthold. The knowledge that Nehemia knew she would never see her home again saddens Aelin.


Nehemia was very bold in her actions and believed in doing what was necessary for the greater good. She was very cunning in the regard that she was able to work with rebel groups without anyone knowing. Nehemia had the nature to be quite blunt about whether or not she liked someone. She also was very wise and intelligent. However, she was also extremely manipulative, and willing and able to deceive Aelin about pretty much everything.

Physical description


Nehemia was described as stunningly beautiful with a long and lean body. She had long black hair usually worn in thin braids, brown eyes and creamy brown skin. She usually wore golden accessories.


Skills and abilities

Knowledge of Wyrdmarks: Nehemia was fluent in the language of Wyrdmarks and was able to use them in all manner of occasions to her benefit.

Deception: Nehemia was a skilled manipulator, and was able to lie to Aelin undiscoverably over the course of months.



  • The people of Eyllwe spoke proudly of her beauty and bravery, calling her the Light of Eyllwe.
  • In the original story, her name was Anuksun.
  • Nehemia said that, before her parents got married, her mother was the daughter of a chief who sought to overthrow her grandfather (the King of Eyllwe at the time).
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