|Title||Captain of the Guard at Sunspear|
|Born||In 257 AC or before, at Norvos|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (POV)
A Dance with Dragons (POV)
|Played by||DeObia Oparei|
|TV series||Season 5|
- See also: Images of Areo Hotah
Areo is broad-shouldered with white hair. He bears a longaxe that has a shaft six feet long.
Areo was the youngest of six children and was sold to the bearded priests at a young age. At age 16, he completed his training. He was wedded to his axe and branded on his chest to signify the event. He came to Dorne with Mellario of Norvos when she married Doran, thus entering his service. When he first arrived in Dorne he found Dornish women lewd, Dornish wine sour, and Dornish food full of queer hot spices. He also thought the Dornish sun was hotter than the pale, wan sun of Norvos.
Hotah watched all of Doran and Mellario's children grow up, and has developed a father-like love for princess Arianne Martell, whom he refers to as "little princess." Despite this affection, however, Hotah is utterly loyal to Prince Doran, and whenever Hotah has personal misgivings about the orders he receives, he reminds himself of his simple vow, "Serve, Obey, Protect."
A Feast for Crows
He is ordered by Doran to arrest the Sand Snakes following the death of their father, Prince Oberyn Martell. Soon after he is sent by Doran to stop Arianne Martell from stealing away Myrcella Baratheon with the intention of crowning her Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. During the confrontation, Ser Arys Oakheart charges Areo and his guards and is slain by Areo. He then escorts Arianne back to Sunspear to await an audience with Doran.
A Dance with Dragons
Areo is present at the feast where Ser Balon Swann presents Doran Martell with the head of Gregor Clegane. Hotah notes that Swann is a more formidable warrior than Ser Arys was, if it came to a fight between Swann and Hotah. Areo is present when Prince Doran discusses his plans in a private solar with Arianne, Tyene Sand, Obara Sand and Nymeria Sand.
|“||Serve, Obey, Protect. Simple vows for a simple man.||”|
|“||It is for my prince to command, for Hotah to obey.||”|
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