Durran Godsgrief

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Durran and his wife Elenei
Biographical Information
Full Name Durran
Alias Durran Godsgrief
The Godsgrief
King of a Thousand Years
Other Titles Storm King
Born in Age of Heroes
Culture First Men
Royal House House Durrandon
Heir Durran the Devout
Successor Durran the Devout
Queen Elenei
Issue Durran the Devout
Books The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)

King Durran, also known as Durran Godsgrief, was the mythic first Storm King and the founder of House Durrandon. Legend has that he was married to Elenei, the daughter of the sea god and was the creator of Storm's End.


Elenei protects Durran as Storm's End is constructed.
Art by Roman Papsuev

According to legend, in the Age of Heroes, the first Storm King, Durran, won the love of Elenei, the daughter of the sea god and the goddess of the wind. Her divine parents forbade their love, but Durran and Elenei wed despite them. The gods’ wrath was terrible to behold, destroying Durran's keep on his wedding night, killing all his family and guests. Enraged, Durran declared war on the gods, who replied by hammering his kingdom with massive storms. Each time King Durran built a castle to face the sea the gods destroyed it.[1]

King Durran persisted building larger and more powerful fortifications, until finally, the seventh castle stayed in place and resisted the storms of Shipbreaker Bay. Some believe this is because the children of the forest took a hand in its construction; others believe that a young boy who grew up to be Bran the Builder, advised Durran on its construction. The truth of the matter is unknown.[1]

Afterward, Durran supposedly ruled for a thousand years. However Archmaester Glaive proposed that the "King of a Thousand Years" was in fact a succession of monarchs all bearing the same name.[2]

See also

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, House Durrandon.

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