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The Griffin King
Griffin King
Season(s) Complete Guide to Westeros, Histories & Lore
Mentioned in "House Arryn (Complete Guide to Westeros)"
"The Vale (Histories & Lore)"
Titles Mountain King
Status Deceased
Death Killed by Artys Arryn
Culture First Men
The Griffin King is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He is deceased when the series begins and has only appeared in the Complete Guide to Westeros and Histories & Lore featurettes. He was the last of the Mountain Kings, a First Men dynasty that ruled the Vale since the coming of men to Westeros. He lived at the end of the Age of Heroes and the beginning of the Andal invasion of Westeros.


Artys vs Griffin King

Ser Artys Arryn (left) duels the Griffin King (right)

According to legend, the Griffin King battled Ser Artys Arryn, an Andal known as the Winged Knight, and was defeated. With the death of the Griffin King, the line of the Mountain Kings was extinguished.[1][2]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire books, the Griffin King dueled the Winged Knight atop a mountain known as the Giant's Lance.

See also Edit


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