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Aeron Greyjoy

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Aeron Greyjoy
Season(s) HBO Viewer's Guide
Status Alive
Origin Pyke
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Religion Drowned God
Family Balon Greyjoy - brother
Euron Greyjoy - brother
Victarion Greyjoy - brother
Alannys Greyjoy - sister-in-law
{Rodrik Greyjoy} - nephew
{Maron Greyjoy} - nephew
Yara Greyjoy - niece
Theon Greyjoy - nephew

Aeron Greyjoy is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He has only appeared on the Greyjoy family tree issued by HBO to date. He is an uncle of Theon Greyjoy.



Aeron Greyjoy is the younger brother of Balon Greyjoy, head of House Greyjoy and the Lord Reaper of Pyke.[1]

Family treeEdit

Balon Tree
Balon Greyjoy
Alannys Greyjoy
née Harlaw
Euron Greyjoy
Victarion Greyjoy
Aeron Greyjoy
Rodrik tree
Rodrik Greyjoy
Maron Greyjoy
Yara Greyjoy
Theon Tree
Theon Greyjoy

Behind the scenesEdit

A Drowned Priest appears in the second season but has been confirmed as not being Aeron, who may be cast for later seasons.[2]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Aeron is known as Damphair and is a priest of the Drowned God. He is tall and thin with fierce black eyes and a beak of a nose. He garbs himself in roughspun robes dyed in the green, grey, and blue of the Drowned God. He never cuts his hair, which falls to his waist and he weaves seaweed into it.

In his youth, Aeron was an unruly ribald drunk who often came at odds with his brother Balon. During the Greyjoy Rebellion, he nearly drowned when his ship was sunk by Stannis Baratheon. He washed ashore and was imprisoned at Lannisport. After being released, he had changed significantly due to his near-death experience, and became very pious and devoted to the worship of the Drowned God. He is well respected and has great influence among the ironborn.

Aeron sometimes has nightmares about a door with screeching hinges, which he associates with his brother Euron.

In the novel, when Theon returns to the Pyke from the North, it is Aeron who greets him first and almost immediately baptizes him at his arrival.

Martin repeatedly gets asked in Q&A sessions how "Damphair" is pronounced, to which he has repeatedly had to explain that it is simply "damp hair" because he has long hair and wades into the sea much of the time (a surprisingly large number of people for some reason assumed that the "ph" that happens to be next to each other are meant to be pronounced as an "F").

See alsoEdit


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Lord: King Balon Greyjoy Heir: Princess Yara Greyjoy/Prince Theon Greyjoy (disputed)
Seat: Pyke, Pyke Lands: The Iron Islands
Title(s): King of the Iron Islands · Lord Reaper of Pyke · King of Salt and Rock · Son of the Sea Wind · Lord of the Iron Islands
Ancestors:The Grey King · Vickon Greyjoy
Current members:Aeron Greyjoy · Queen Alannys Greyjoy · Euron Greyjoy · Victarion Greyjoy
Deceased members:Rodrik Greyjoy · Maron Greyjoy
Household:{Dagmer} · {Lorren} · {Drennan} · {Gelmarr} · {Stygg} · {Aggar} · {Wex} · {Urzen}

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