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Eddard & Lady
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
2 episodes (see below)
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Also known as
Date of birth
Given a merciful death by Eddard Stark
{Grey Wind} - brother
Nymeria - sister
Summer - brother
Shaggydog - brother
Ghost - brother


"Lady didn't bite anyone! She's good!"
Sansa Stark[src]

Lady is one of six direwolf pups found by the children of House Stark. Lady is adopted and raised by Sansa Stark.


Season 1Edit

Lady was adopted as a pup with the rest of the Stark direwolves when Eddard Stark and his entourage came upon the pups and their deceased mother. At the request of Jon Snow, the pups were spared and each Stark child adopted one as their own. Sansa names her direwolf Lady.[1]

Having grown to the size of an adult dog already, Lady accompanies Sansa when she moves to King's Landing. While they are near the Inn at the Crossroads, however, she is executed by her father at the orders of King Robert - at the request of Queen Cersei - because Lady's pack sister Nymeria, Arya Stark's direwolf, attacked Prince Joffrey but couldn't be found afterwards. Although Ser Ilyn Payne was supposed to kill her, Ned carried out the sentence himself citing that, being of the North, she deserves better than a butcher.[2]

Appearances Edit

Season One appearances
Winter is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood

Image galleryEdit

Family treeEdit

(Jon's direwolf)
(Arya's direwolf)
(Bran's direwolf)
Shaggydog logo
(Rickon's direwolf)
Grey Wind
(Robb's direwolf)
(Sansa's direwolf)

Behind the scenesEdit

Sophie Turner and Zunni 1

Sophie Turner and Zunni, who played Lady

Sophie Turner and Zunni 2

Series author George R. R. Martin reported on his blog that after the filming of the episode in which Sansa's direwolf, Lady, is executed, the dog that played Lady, a Northern Inuit named Zunni, was adopted by Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa. [3]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Lady is arguably the gentlest and most trusting of the six wolf cubs, as well as the smallest. After putting down Lady following Robert's orders, Ned refuses to let Cersei have Lady's pelt and orders a group of his men to take the slain direwolf to be buried in Winterfell's lichyard, which they do. Grey Wind, Summer, and Shaggydog are later heard howling in grief for their fallen sister near her grave.

When Catelyn tells Ned about the attempt on Bran's life and how his direwolf saved his life, Ned recalls what Jon said about the pack ("Your children were meant to have these pups"), and is filled with guilt and fear about killing Lady: If the gods had sent these wolves, what folly had he done?

While Sansa stays at Littlefinger's home at the Fingers, she befriends an old blind guard dog. Recalling her dead direwolf, she says to the old dog "I wish that you were Lady".

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