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Lann, known as Lann the Clever, was a legendary trickster of the Age of Heroes. House Lannister boasts descent from him through the female line.

According to legend, Lann the Clever swindled Casterly Rock from its previous rulers, House Casterly, using nothing but his wits. [1][2]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Lann the Clever is the founder of House Lannister and a popular character among singers and storytellers. One of the stories narrates how he stole gold from the sun to brighten his hair.


Lann tricks House Casterly out of Casterly Rock

Although the Lannisters are of predominantly Andal blood, Lann was allegedly one of the First Men. His descendants through the female line married into the invading Andal family which conquered Casterly Rock and gave them his name.

See also


  1. "The Complete Guide to Westeros: House Lannister" featurette, Season 1 Blu Ray boxset
  2. "The Complete Guide to Westeros: The Age of Heroes" featurette, Season 1 Blu Ray boxset
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Lord: Queen Regent Cersei Lannister Heir: (disputed)
Seat: Casterly Rock Lands: The Westerlands
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the Westerlands · Lord of Casterly Rock · Warden of the West · King of the Rock (pre-War of Conquest)
Ancestors:Lann the Clever · Tommen II Lannister · Loren Lannister · Damon Lannister
Current members:Kevan Lannister · Tyrion Lannister · Jaime Lannister · Dorna Lannister · Lancel Lannister · Cynda Lannister · Lyman Lannister
Deceased members:Tytos Lannister · Joanna Lannister · Stafford Lannister · Alton Lannister · Martyn Lannister · Willem Lannister · Orson Lannister · Tywin Lannister
Household:Podrick Payne · Bronn · Gregor Clegane · {Amory Lorch} · {Polliver} · {Rorge} · {Biter}
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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