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Sir Sparhawk

Sir Sparhawk
TitlesPandion Knight, Anakha, Prince Consort
First AppearanceThe Diamond Throne

Sir Sparhawk is the central character of The Elenium and The Tamuli, a series of fantasy novels by David Eddings. Sparhawk is a knight of the Pandion Order. He is the Champion to Queen Ehlana of the kingdom of Elenia. He is also Anakha - the One Whose Fate the Gods Do Not Know, and wielder of Bhelliom. One of his distinguishing physical characteristics is a crooked nose, which was broken by his friend Kalten during their knights' training as boys. He rides a foul-tempered war horse named Faran. His nemesis is Martel, a knight who was expelled from the Pandion order.


Anakha is a title, first mentioned in The Elenium in reference to Sparhawk. At several points both later and in The Tamuli it is explained as meaning "without destiny." One character, upon being informed of this, disputed it, saying that all have a destiny. The joking rejoinder by one of Sparhawk's companions was that Sparhawk did not, and said that that simple fact made the gods very nervous, as with no destiny, Sparhawk's actions were completely hidden from the gods. In the events of The Tamuli is when the true nature of this title is made evident: Anakha is Bhelliom's Child, infused with the same powers that fuel Bhelliom itself. As such, he has more power than any of the gods, being an elemental force himself. This power also explains why the gods would not be able to see, or determine, his future actions. This is only revealed 


Sparhawk with Bhelliom by Geoff Taylor

at the climax, and Sparhawk only makes use of his powers on two occasions. After the second time, Sparhawk makes a request of Bhelliom before the spirit departs the world. He asks that all the power be taken with it, as he would rather be Sparhawk, than the apparently disconnected "Anakha." Bhelliom's final words are "Know that I am well please with thee, my son. I find more merit in thee in this moment than in any other. Be well, Sparhawk." (The Hidden City, by David Eddings, paperback publication, page 490.)

The traveler was a big man, a bigness of large, heavy bone and ropy tendon rather than of flesh. His hair was course and black, and at some time his nose had been broken. He rode easily, but with the peculiar alertness of the trained warrior
The Diamond Throne