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Biographical information
  • Village Prophet
Family information
Family Members
  • Unnamed Family and Relatives †
  • Unnamed Child † (Son Or Daughter)
  • Qetsiyah(Ancestor)
  • Qetsiyah's Child † (Ancestor)
  • The Witch of The Five(Descendant)
  • Emily Bennett(Descendant)
  • Emily Bennett's Unnamed Brother † (Descendant)
  • Emily Bennett's Unnamed Children † (Descendants)
  • Ernestine Bennett † (Descendant)
  • Marie Bennett † (Descendant)
  • Amelia Bennett † (Descendant)
  • Sheila Bennett(Descendant)
  • Sheila's Unnamed Sibling (Descendant)
  • Abby Bennett Wilson (Descendant)
  • Joanna Bennett (Descendant)
  • Pauline Bennett (Descendant)
  • Bonnie Bennett (Descendant)
  • Lucy Bennett (Descendant)
Supernatural information
Significant spells
  • The Preservation of Esther's body
Cause of death
  • Unknown
Physical Appearance
Hair color
  • Black
Eye color
  • Brown
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Last seen
This magic you speak of breeds consequence, this is the making of a plague, Esther. The spirits will turn on you.
Ayana to Esther in Ordinary People

Ayana was the best friend and mentor of Esther and also a very powerful witch.

She was a member of the Bennett Family.

Early Life

Born during the Middle Ages of Europe, Ayana became a dear friend and mentor of another witch named Esther. After the untimely death of her firstborn child, Esther and her husband, Mikael, traveled to America where Ayana informed the couple of a mystical land, where the inhabitants experienced good health, speed and strength.

After their arrival in the New World, Ayana became known as the village prophet because of her communion with the Spirits, and for her insight on the metaphysical and spiritual realms. At some point in time, Ayana created a talisman for Esther as a means to help her channel and direct her power more efficiently. One night, shortly after the brutal death of the youngest Mikaelson child, Henrik, both Esther and Mikael begged Ayana to transform their family into a superior species. However, as a devout believer and follower of the Spirits, Ayana refused to help Esther as it violated the fundamental laws of nature. Therefore, with the support of her husband, Esther proceeded to perform the spell herself. Disregarding the warnings of her mentor, Esther tapped into dark forces and succeeded in creating the very first vampires.


Season Three


  • Ayana is from African American origin and the meaning is "a pretty flower".


  • As a descendent of Qetsiyah (the creator of the first immortality spell), it is very possible that Ayana already knew of the dangers that came with eternal life.
    • This is shown when she warns Esther that the spirits would turn on her.
  • Ayana is played by the same actress who played Mrs. Halpern, a trigonometry teacher from Season One.
  • It is assumed Esther learned most of her spells from Ayana, meaning Ayana was very powerful.
  • Since the collapse of The Other Side, she most likely found peace or was sucked into oblivion.
  • It is possible that Ayana had direct contact to the Spirits. This is shown when she tells Esther that 'the spirits will not give you a way'.
  • Ayana was Esther's best friend.


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