This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Ayla - The main character of the story, this person lives alone, cast out from his/her group of people.
Jondalar - A young flint knapper who causes everyone who experiences the First Rites with this individual to fall in love.
Thonolan - This person is young and headstrong, once so cheerful, falls in love only to have his/her lover die and lose the will to live and zest for life.
Jetamio - This character dies leaving a mate who seeks to join him/her in the next world.
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