Peter F Hamilton

The Lady is the wife of Rah, the semi-legendary leader of the human colonisation of Querencia. As with Rah, most people accept that she was a genuine historical person, but very little is known about her, apart from her written teachings.

Spoilers: who The Lady really is
At the very end of The Evolutionary Void, it is revealed that The Lady was Tiger Pansy.


The Lady's teachings are contain in her scriptures, which are actual documents, not oral history, and they form the basis of the sole religion of Querencia. Most children are required to memorise by rote much of the teachings. The scriptures are in two part: the first being a "rather imprecise diary written in very flowery prose", and the other part being "her thoughts on how to lead a better, more fulfilling life."