Lyra was terrible and wise, and held a power just as great as his.
In Arliden's song
In Skarpi's story
Lyra was a powerful namer who could kill or command the weather. Her skill as a namer was comparable to Lanre's command of armies. She fought side-by-side with her husband in the Creation War. Following Lanre's death at the Blac of Drossen Tor, Lyra spoke his name three times and he returned from beyond the doors of death. Lanre was driven mad with grief after Lyra's death, which he considered himself responsible for. In his struggle to return Lyra from the dead, Lanre had become so powerful that he could never die permanently.