|The title of this article is conjecture based on information revealed in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and may be subject to change.
|Doran Martell||Elia Martell|
|Rhaegar Targaryen |
|Trystane Martell||Myrcella Baratheon||Rhaenys Targaryen |
|Aegon Targaryen |
8 bastard daughters
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Nymeria aka Lady Nym is Oberyn's daughter whom he fathered on a noblewoman from Volantis. Like Arya Stark's direwolf, she is named after the warrior-queen of the Rhoynar who lived a thousand years ago.
Nymeria is twenty-five years old, slim and slender as a willow, with straight black hair worn in a long braid which pulls back from a widow's peak. She has dark eyes, high cheekbones, and full lips. She is initially described as having pale white skin, but mentions her olive skin. Nymeria has all the beauty that her elder sister Obara Sand lacks but is no less deadly. She usually can conceal a dozen daggers on her person and is extremely skilled with the blades.
Like most Dornishmen, Nymeria has a relaxed attitude to sexuality and has been known to lie with women.
The TV series version of "Nymeria" is a condensation of several different aspects of the eight "Sand Snakes" in the books. A specific and major change is that instead of taking that Nymeria's mother was "from the East" to mean "from the Free City of Volantis" as in the books, the TV series apparently changed this to mean that her mother was a noblewoman from Yi Ti (which is loosely analogous to China, in the far east of Essos). In the books, Nymeria is half-Volantene but has the classic dark Rhoynar features that most members of House Martell have as "salty Dornishmen". Actress Jessica Henwick, however, is ethnically Chinese, having been born in England. Her casting makes her the first major role in the TV series played by an East Asian actress (the first East Asian actor to appear at all was only in the Season 4 finale, a fleeting appearance by Alice Hewkin as one of the other Children of the Forest in the cave of the Three-eyed Raven). This would seem to be a step away from the TV series' previous tendency to use Volantis as their go-to refrence for Free Cities, i.e. changing "Jeyne Westerling" to be "Talisa Maegyr of Volantis".
|Lord:||Prince Doran Martell||Heir:||Arianne Martell|
|Title(s):||Prince of Dorne · Lord of Sunspear|
|Ancestors:||Prince Maron Martell · Princess Daenerys Martell · Queen Myriah Martell|
|Current members:||Prince Trystane Martell · Ellaria Sand · Obara Sand · Nymeria Sand · Tyene Sand · Sarella Sand · Elia Sand · Obella Sand · Dorea Sand · Loreza Sand|
|Deceased members:||Princess Elia Martell · Prince Oberyn Martell|
|Household:||Princess Myrcella Baratheon · Septa Eglantine · Ser Arys Oakheart · Areo Hotah|
|Overlord:||House Baratheon of King's Landing|