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|Title =[[File:Greyjoy mini shield.png|40px|left|link=House Greyjoy]] The Grey King [[File:Greyjoy mini shield.png|40px|right|link=House Greyjoy]]
 
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|Season = [[Complete Guide to Westeros]], [[Histories & Lore]]
 
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|Status= [[:Category:Status: Dead|Deceased]]
 
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{{Quote|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]]|House Greyjoy (Histories & Lore)}}
 
[[File:Nagga.png|thumb|The Grey King fights Nagga]]
 
[[File:Nagga.png|thumb|The Grey King fights Nagga]]
 
[[Image:Grey King.png|thumb|The Grey King, victorious]]
 
[[Image:Grey King.png|thumb|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|King]] of the [[Iron Islands]]. [[House Greyjoy]] of [[Pyke (castle)|Pyke]] claims descent from him.<ref>"[[The Age of Heroes (Complete Guide to Westeros)]]"</ref>
 
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|King]] of the [[Iron Islands]]. [[House Greyjoy]] of [[Pyke (castle)|Pyke]] claims descent from him.<ref>"[[The Age of Heroes (Complete Guide to Westeros)]]"</ref>
   
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.<ref>"[[House Greyjoy (Histories & Lore)]]"</ref>
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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 [[Mermaids|mermaid]] as his wife and lived for a thousand years.<ref>"[[House Greyjoy (Histories & Lore)]]"</ref>
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
   
The books 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.
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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.
 
His name follows the British spelling "grey" (as does Greyjoy), which is less common than "gray" in American English, but still used.
 
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Grey_King The Grey King at A Wiki of Ice and Fire]
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"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]
Nagga

The Grey King fights Nagga

Grey King

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

ReferencesEdit

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