Dwarf elephant

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A dwarf elephant is a small species of elephant. The streets of Old Volantis are overrun with white dwarf elephants which are used as a mode of transport. A single dwarf elephant pulls an ornate cart called a hathay, which is similar to a Westerosi oxcart but far more decorative. In Volantis persons of quality travel by palanquin, or in the back of the hathay.[1]


The hide of the dwarf elephant is white in colour. The elephant that pulls Quentyn Martell's hathay is the colour of dirty snow.[2] Tyrion Lannister espies a dwarf elephant whose hide is as white a bone. A dwarf elephant can emit a honking noise. The rump of the elephant makes as rolling motion as it walks.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Prince Quentyn Martell and his companions take a hathay from the Volantene wharves back to the Merchant's House.[2]

While held captive by Ser Jorah Mormont in the common room of the Merchant's House, Tyrion Lannister thinks he glimpses Illyrio Mopatis for half a heartbeat, but it turns out to be a white dwarf elephant passing the front door.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.