|Novel appearances||The Mammoth Hunters|
Tulie is the head-woman of the Lion Camp. She is the sister of Talut and greatly resembles him in appearance and character. She lives at the Aurochs Hearth and has been married with Darnev and Barzec (which were close friends). She has five children.
Early life Edit
Tulie and her brother Talut grew up in the same camp as Brecie. Tulie mated Brecie's brother (?) Darnev and his friend, Barzec. With Darnev, she conceived two children: Tarneg and Deegie; then with Barzec she also got three children: Druwez (year 4), Brinan (year 9) and Tusie. Darnev died two years prior to the events of The Mammoth Hunters.
Lion Camp Edit
When Talut and Nezzie decided to start their own camp, Tulie and her family joined them, with Tulie becoming co-leader.
The Mammoth Hunters Edit
Tulie is somewhat wary of Ayla and Jondalar when they first arrive, but comes to respect and trust them over time. She is fond of Ayla and is particularly appreciative of the skills and inventions she brings to the hearth, and defends her from the people who judge her for her Clan background. At the Summer Meeting, Tulie makes a bet with a man who wants to mate Ayla over whether she'll chose him or Ranec - the prize being a pair of matched amber earrings. Tulie wins the bet, having correctly predicted that Ayla would chose neither (as she ends up reconciling with Jondalar). As a leaving gift, Tulie gives Ayla the amber earrings, which she later wears at her Matrimonial to Jondalar in The Shelters of Stone.
In The Land of Painted Caves, it is revealed that Tulie mated with Wymez, in addition to Barzec, and that they were all quite happy together.