Eon Hunter

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Eon Hunter
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Alias Old Lord Hunter
Title Lord of Longbow Hall
Allegiance House Hunter
Culture Valemen
Born In 220 AC or before (roughly)[1]
Died In +/- 300 AC
Issue Gilwood Hunter
Eustace Hunter
Harlan Hunter
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appendix)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)

Played by Barrington Cullen
TV series Season 1

Eon Hunter is the Lord of Longbow Hall and is the head of House Hunter. He has three quarrelsome sons: Gilwood, Eustace and Harlan Hunter.[2]


Eon is older than Jon Arryn, and half-crippled by gout. His hands are covered in liver spots[2] and his legs are gouty.[3]


Lord Eon attended the Tourney at Harrenhal and was talking with Lord Robert Baratheon and Lord Jon Arryn when Prince Rhaegar Targaryen gave Lyanna Stark the crown of flowers.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Eon is one of Lysa Arryn's suitors after the death of Lord Jon Arryn. He is in attendance in the High Hall when Tyrion Lannister demands trial by battle to prove his innocence, and he is the second to offer to champion her in the trial by combat.[3]

A Storm of Swords

After ruling for nearly sixty years,[5] Eon dies suddenly, leading to calls by his younger sons that his eldest had murdered him.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Petyr Baelish reveals to Alayne that it was Eon's youngest son, Harlan, who arranged his father's death.[5]




  1. See the Eon Hunter calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.