Halawir is an eagle with yellow eyes and blue-gray feathers under his wings. He is one of the most respected Great Beasts. It was said by Essix that only Tellun held more respect than the eagle. He has a haughty and independent personality, as he became defensive when Essix asked him about his missing talisman, and openly tries to resent his and Cordalles' bond. He was the guardian of Kovo's prison at Muttering Rock. At some time during the series, Halawir sided with the Conquerors because he was sympathetic towards Stetriol; It could also be because Kovo persuaded him. Halawir also has power over the winds, similar to Arax.
As revealed in The Book of Shane, Halawir may have been the one to hide the talismans after the first great war, which could explain why he knew where Suka and her talisman were. He was also the one to convince Cabaro not to fight in the first war.
Main article: Talismans
Halawir's talisman is the Bronze Eagle. It allows the wearer to 'nudge' the air around them, as one's hand might divert water in a stream.
In the books
Halawir helped Shane steal the talismans from Greenhaven (with the exception of the Granite Ram and the Coral Octopus) and prevents Abeke from getting back the talismans as they flee. It is revealed by Olvan that he betrayed the Great Beasts by taking the Conquerors' side.
Halawir appeared, along with the rest of the Great Beasts, as Kovo summoned all of them to The Evertree. As a battle breaks out, Essix and Ninani attack Halawir; with the help of Uraza and Mulop, Arax is able to ram Halawir into the Evertree, the impact killing both of them.
Halawir appears in the first chapter and is summoned back to Erdas by a girl named Cordalles. Whilst Halawir is flying he is caught in a net by Cordalles' father Imari. At the arrival of Halawir her mother wants to take him to Greenhaven. He at first hates Cordalles for restraining him and attempts to avoid their bond and escape once they get to Greenhaven. He showed that not even his strong willpower can resist a bond since, when Cordalles let him go when Raisha was holding her, he felt a stone in his stomach weighing him down. He returned to rescue Cordallles by pulling Raisha's hair. Raisha let go of Cordalles and Halawir gave her all the power he could to run away; but was then captured by Zerif and infected with the Wyrm parasite. His last memory was when he saw Cordalles return for him and Zerif grab her as a Redcloak arrived to rescue her.
- In the game, there is a unique armor called the Golden Sky that has an eagle's face on it. This may be Halawir.
- In Fire and Ice it is revealed he came to Arctica and asked Suka to borrow her talisman. Suka sent him on his way "minus a few tail-feathers". Halawir most likely asked for Suka's talisman to give it to the Conquerors.
- On the cover of The Book of Shane #2 and Tales of the Fallen Beasts, Halawir appears to be a Golden Eagle, but in Rise and Fall, he is described to be blue and gray. Nick Eliopulos and several Spirit Animals admins thought he was a Golden Eagle also.
- The name 'Halawir' probably comes from first eagles' scientific name, "Haliaeetus".