Khatun is the strange woman the OA meets during her first two NDEs. She is a cloaked woman with what appears to be Braille on her face, which is in German and translates to "angel" and "shepherd." She speaks Arabic primarily.
Khatun appears in two episodes. She appears in episode one. OA visits her after drowning. Khatun attempts to convince OA to stay in the afterlife. After OA persists, Khatun takes her eyesight and allows her to return. In episode four, she tries to convince OA to stay once again. She reveals that she has wings, and gives OA her name. She also gives her a bird and tells OA to swallow it whole. The bird, representing "the seed of light", is meant to give OA the power to travel in a way unknown to humans. Khatun tells OA the bird has a price: by choosing the bird, she forfeits the chance to join her Russian father in a blissful afterlife.