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The Grey King
Grey king
Season(s) Complete Guide to Westeros, Histories & Lore
Mentioned in "The Age of Heroes (Complete Guide to Westeros)"
"House Greyjoy (Histories & Lore)"
Titles King of the Iron Islands
Status Deceased
Allegiance House Greyjoy
"We traced our descent from the Age of Heroes and the legendary Grey King, who took a mermaid to wife and made war upon the Storm God for a thousand years."
Yara Greyjoy[src]

The Grey King fights Nagga

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The Grey King, victorious

The Grey King is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He is deceased when the series begins and only appears in some of the "The Complete Guide to Westeros" featurettes. The Grey King is a legendary ironborn King of the Iron Islands. House Greyjoy of Pyke claims descent from him.[1]

Blessed by the Drowned God, the Grey King was said to have waged war against the Storm God himself and slain Nagga, the first sea dragon, using its bones to build his hall. Legend has it that he also took a mermaid as his wife and lived for a thousand years.[2]

In the booksEdit

The A Song of Ice and Fire novels give more detail about the Grey King's life. He reigned for a thousand years with a mermaid as his wife and plotted his war against the Storm God. He supposedly wore robes of woven seaweed and a tall pale crown made from Nagga's teeth. From Nagga's bones he made his hall, the Grey King's Hall, which he heated with Nagga's living fire. When the Grey King died, the Storm God snuffed out the fire and the sea stole his throne. Only his hall remains.

See also Edit


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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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