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Dorna Lannister
[[Image:{{{Image}}}| Dorna Lannister |250px]]
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House Swyft - by birth
House Lannister - by marriage
Harys Swyft - father
Ser Kevan Lannister - husband
Ser Lancel Lannister - son
{Martyn Lannister} - son
{Willem Lannister} - son
{Tywin Lannister} - brother-in-law
Cersei Lannister - niece
Ser Jaime Lannister - nephew
Tyrion Lannister - nephew
{Joffrey Baratheon} - great-nephew
Tommen Baratheon - great-nephew
Myrcella Baratheon - great-niece
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"Your mother was a dumb whore with a fat arse, did you know that?"
Robert Baratheon to Lancel Lannister[src]

Dorna Lannister née Swyft is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. She is the wife of Ser Kevan Lannister and mother of Ser Lancel Lannister.



Dorna is a daughter of House Swyft of Cornfield. She married Ser Kevan Lannister, younger brother of Lord Tywin Lannister. Her husband's niece, Cersei Lannister, insisted that her husband, King Robert Baratheon, make Dorna and Kevan's son, Lancel, his squire.[1]

Season 1Edit

King Robert informs Lancel that his mother was a whore with a fat arse, to Lancel's discomfort and distress. Robert was angry with Lancel and presumably not offering a reliable appraisal of Dorna Lannister's character and appearance.[2]

Family treeEdit

Tytos Lannister
Jeyne Lannister
née Marbrand Hose Marbrand
Tywin Lannister
Joanna Lannister
Kevan Lannister
Dorna Lannister
née Swyft Swyft-small
Robert Baratheon Baratheon-small
Cersei Lannister
Jaime Lannister
Tyrion Lannister
Sansa Stark Stark-small
Lancel Lannister
Martyn Lannister
Willem Lannister
Unnamed son Joff icon
Died in infancy

Joffrey Baratheon Joff icon

Margaery Tyrell Tyrell-small
Myrcella Baratheon Joff icon
Trystane Martell Martell-small
Tommen Baratheon Joff icon
Margaery Tyrell Tyrell-small

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Dorna is the daughter of Ser Harys Swyft, the Knight of Cornfield and a loyal bannerman of House Lannister. Her father married her to Kevan Lannister and they have three sons: Lancel and the twins Martyn and Willem. They also have a daughter, Janei. Lancel is their eldest child and Janei the youngest.

According to Kevan, Dorna is a gentle soul, never comfortable except at home with friends and kin around her. She prays seven times a day and loves needlework and flowers.

Dorna is described "chinless lady, flat-chested and chicken-legged" with her lack of chin shared by her father, yet she is still very loved by her husband.

It is unclear from Robert's comment about Dorna "dumb whore with a fat arse" whether her physical description was changed in the series (as done with many characters) or he called her that way just to insult Lancel.

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v  d  e
Lord: Ser Harys Swyft Heir:
Seat: Cornfield Lands: The Westerlands
Title(s): Knight of Cornfield
Current members:Dorna Swyft
Overlord:House Lannister
v  d  e
Lord: Queen Regent Cersei Lannister/Tyrion Lannister (disputed) Heir: (disputed)
Seat: Casterly Rock Lands: The Westerlands
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the Westerlands · Lord of Casterly Rock · Warden of the West · King of the Rock (pre-War of Conquest)
Ancestors:Lann the Clever · Loren Lannister · Damon Lannister
Current members:Kevan Lannister · Tyrion Lannister · Jaime Lannister · Dorna Lannister · Lancel Lannister · Cynda Lannister · Sansa Stark
Deceased members:Tytos Lannister · Joanna Lannister · Stafford Lannister · Alton Lannister · Martyn Lannister · Willem Lannister · Orson Lannister · Tywin Lannister
Household:Podrick Payne · Bronn · Gregor Clegane · {Amory Lorch} · {Polliver} · {Rorge} · {Biter}
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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