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House Clegane
House Clegane
Three black dogs on a dark yellow background.
Ser Gregor Clegane (not ennobled)
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"House Clegane was built upon dead children."
Thoros of Myr[src]

House Clegane is a vassal house that holds fealty to House Lannister of Casterly Rock. Their lands are southeast of Casterly Rock and consist of a small patch of land and a modest house. They are landed knights rather than a full noble house, but have strong ties to the Lannisters.

The current head of the family is Ser Gregor Clegane, known as 'The Mountain That Rides'. Gregor has a younger brother, Sandor Clegane, known as 'The Hound'.

The Clegane sigil is three black dogs on a dark yellow background. The three dogs signify the three dogs that died fighting off the lion that attacked Tytos Lannister.[1]



The founder of House Clegane was the kennelmaster at Casterly Rock. Whilst accompanying Lord Tytos Lannister on an excursion, they were attacked by lion. He rescued his master and was awarded lands and title for his actions.[2]

Season 1

Ser Gregor rides in the tourney of the Hand in King's Landing. The house's banner flies at the tourney. He rides against Ser Hugh of the Vale. Gregor's lance splinters and pierces Hugh's neck, killing him.[3] He rides against Ser Loras Tyrell and is unhorsed. He is furious because his horse is distracted by Loras' mare, deliberately chosen as she was in heat. Gregor demands his sword and kills his horse before attacking Loras. Sandor intervenes to save Loras and King Robert ends the fight before blood is shed.[4]


  • The {First Clegane}, kennelmaster at Casterly Rock, raised to knighthood after saving Lord Tytos' life.
    • {His son}, father of Gregor and Sandor. Rumored to have been killed by Gregor himself in a "hunting accident".
      • Ser Gregor Clegane, called "The Mountain" and "The Mountain That Rides", a landed knight in service of Lord Tywin Lannister, currently serving as Castellan of Harrenhal.
      • Sandor Clegane, called "The Hound", Ser Gregor's younger brother and heir, former sworn sword to King Joffrey Baratheon and member of the Kingsguard.
      • {Unidentified daughter}, who died when Sandor was young and he doesn't remember her well. Rumored to have been killed by Gregor himself.[5]
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Unknown Clegane
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Gregor Clegane
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Sandor Clegane
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In the books

In A Song of Ice and Fire, the kennelmaster lost three hounds and a leg in the process of saving Lord Tytos. As a reward, Lord Tytos gave him lands and a towerhouse and took his son as his squire. Their sigil is three dogs on a yellow field; the three dogs represent the dogs that died saving Lord Tytos.

Clegane's grandson, Gregor, became notable for his extreme size, and the rumour that he burned his younger brother's face as a child for playing with a toy without asking him. During Robert's Rebellion, Gregor Clegane proved worth and ferocity in battle for Lord Tywin Lannister, who took note of him and made him one of his inner council of battle leaders, noting that he was the most feared man in the realm.

Gregor's father, his younger sister, and his first two wives all died under unusual circumstances, leaving him and Sandor as the last members of the house.

According to the TV series official pronunciation guide developed for the cast and crew, "Clegane" is pronounced "Cli-GAIN", as opposed to "CLEG-ain", etc.

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See also


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House Clegane
Lord: Ser Gregor Clegane Heir: Sandor Clegane
Seat: Clegane's Keep Lands: Westerlands
Title(s): None
Deceased members:Clegane
Household:Joss Stilwood · {The Tickler} · Weasel
Overlord:House Lannister

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