Euron Greyjoy

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Euron Greyjoy
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Euron Greyjoy by Amok©
Biographical Information
Full Name Euron Greyjoy, the Third of His Name Since the Grey King
Alias Crow's Eye
Euron Crow's Eye
Other Titles Iron King
King of the Isles and the North
King of Salt and Rock
Son of the Sea Wind
Lord Reaper of Pyke
Captain of the Silence
Born in or between 256 AC and 268 AC[1]
Culture Ironborn
Royal House House Greyjoy
Predecessor Balon Greyjoy
Father Lord Quellon Greyjoy
Mother Lady of House Sunderly
Books A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (appears)
Played by Pilou Asbæk
TV series Season 6

Euron Greyjoy, known as Crow's Eye[2] and Euron Crow's Eye,[3] is a member of House Greyjoy and is the eldest of Lord Balon Greyjoy's younger brothers. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Pilou Asbæk.

Euron is captain of the Silence, a ship crewed entirely by mutes whose tongues he ripped out. Euron's personal coat-of-arms is a red eye with a black pupil beneath a black iron crown supported by two crows.[4]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Euron Greyjoy

Euron is pale and handsome with black hair and a dark beard. He wears a patch over his left eye, and is nicknamed Crow's Eye. According to Euron's nephew, Theon Greyjoy, the patch conceals a "black eye shining with malice".[5] His right eye is as blue as summer sky and is regarded as his "smiling eye". In addition, his lips are a pale blue, due to his propensity to drink shade of the evening.

Euron is a wildly unpredictable man, known for his delight in playing vicious mind games and waging psychological warfare on anyone around him. He is hated by his brothers for this reason. A skilled warrior and manipulator, Euron is cunning, shrewd and ruthless.

Despite his dangerous and mercurial nature Euron has little trouble in drawing men to his service. While most ironborn captains keep the lion's share of plunder, Euron takes almost nothing for himself.[6]


Euron and his two eldest brothers, Balon and Victarion, convinced their father, Lord Quellon Greyjoy, to join Robert's Rebellion, and they raided the Reach late in the war. After Quellon was killed in a battle at the Mander, however, the new Lord Balon returned to the Iron Islands with his younger brothers.[3][7]

At the outset of Greyjoy's Rebellion, Euron concocted a plan to sail into Lannisport and burn the Lannister fleet at anchor. The Iron Fleet, commanded by Euron's brother Victarion, followed the plan and successfully destroyed the westerlands' naval force.[8]

Some time after the war, in 297 AC, Euron was sent away from the Iron Islands by Lord Balon as punishment for seducing or raping Victarion's salt wife, and he was warned never to return while Balon was alive. Victarion wanted to kill Euron and would have if not for the taboo against kinslaying.[3] Euron has several bastard children but does not have any regard for any of them. One such boy is ten years old with woolly hair and skin the color of mud.[9]

Since Euron's banishment, the Silence has sailed, pillaged, and raped all over the known world. Euron boasts to have travelled to Asshai and even sailed the Smoking Sea and walked the smoking ruins of Valyria.[10] Euron also claims to have owned a dragon egg which a Myrish wizard was unable to hatch.[9] The Crow's Eye alleges he tossed the egg into the sea during one of his foul moods.[9]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Having returned to Pyke, Theon Greyjoy notes that his uncle Euron's ship, Silence, is not in the fleet gathered at Lordsport.[11][8]

A Storm of Swords

News comes to Robb Stark, King in the North, via the captain of the Myraham that Euron returned to Pyke upon the death of his brother Balon, King of the Isles and the North, and claimed the Seastone Chair. Lord Sawane Botley objected to his claim and Euron had him drowned in a cask of seawater.[12]

A Feast for Crows

King Euron Greyjoy with Falia feasting in Oakenshield Castle - by Mathia Arkoniel ©

Aeron Greyjoy is informed that his brother, Euron, returned to the Iron Islands the day after Balon's death.[3] The timing of his return is questioned by some.[13] Euron brags to the ironborn to have reaved all over the world during his exile, including a trip to the feared ruins of Valyria.[10] According to a semi-canon source, he captured and holds hostage four warlocks of Qarth, including Pyat Pree,[14] and seizes their dragon horn.[15]

At the kingsmoot at Old Wyk called by Aeron, Euron promises to conquer all of Westeros for the ironborn using dragons, which he claims he can bind to his will with the dragon horn. Although Aeron considers Euron to be a godless man, he is elected king, besting his niece Asha, Victarion, and other contenders.[10] Euron has Lord Baelor Blacktyde killed when the man refuses to accept him as his king, taking Baelor's sable cloak as a trophy.[9]

Euron begins raids upon the Reach, intending to sell captives into slavery in Essos. After the taking of the Shields, Euron holds a victory's feast in Oakenshield Castle with the tied and gagged Lord Humfrey Hewett seated next to him. The Crow's Eye forces Humfrey's daughters and granddaughters to serve food and drink to the victorious ironborn. Euron takes Humfrey's bastard daughter, Falia Flowers, as a bedmate and under her suggestion commands the noble born ladies to strip and serve his men naked.[9]

Euron weakens possible rivals by giving lands and titles to key followers of theirs. However, he fails to move the ironborn beyond raiding, as they are reluctant to embark on a dangerous journey in search of dragons after Lord Rodrik Harlaw points out all the hazards of such an endeavor. Euron sends Victarion and the Iron Fleet to find Daenerys Targaryen, court her in his name, and bring her and her dragons to Westeros.[9]

A Dance with Dragons

Euron Greyjoy with a dragon horn - by Mathia Arkoniel ©

Euron styles himself King of the Isles and the North.[16] He gives Victarion the dragon horn to take with him to Meereen. Victarion again remembers that "Euron's gifts are poisoned" when he hears the red priest Moqorro state that those who blow the horn die.[17]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Euron has his mutes capture Aeron Damphair after the kingsmoot. He forces Aeron to drink shade of the evening, and the Damphair has visions of first Euron Bloodeye on a throne of skulls and later Euron as a kraken-like figure with tentacles on the Iron Throne, with a woman by his side. Euron admits to causing the deaths of Harlon, Robin, and Balon making him a kinslayer. Prior to sailing against the Redwyne fleet and the ships of House Hightower, Aeron sees Euron clad in Valyrian steel armor. Euron has Aeron and Falia, pregnant but tongueless, bound to the prow of the Silence.[6]

Quotes by Euron

Godless? Why, Aeron, I am the godliest man ever to raise sail! You serve one god, Damphair, but I have served ten thousand. From Ib to Asshai, when men see my sails, they pray.[13]
– Euron to Aeron Greyjoy

We are the ironborn, and once we were conquerors. Our writ ran everywhere the sound of the waves was heard. My brother would have be content with the cold and dismal north, my niece with even less ... but I shall give you Lannisport. Highgarden. The Arbor. Oldtown. The riverlands and the Reach, the kingswood and the rainwood, Dorne and the marches, the Mountains of the Moon and the Vale of Arryn, Tarth and the Stepstones. I say we take it all! I say, we take Westeros.[10]
– Euron at the kingsmoot

I am the storm, my lord. The first storm, and the last.[9]
– Euron to Rodrik Harlaw

Perhaps we can fly. All of us. How will we ever know unless we leap from some tall tower? No man ever truly knows what he can do unless he dares to leap.[9]
– Euron to Victarion Greyjoy

Quotes about Euron

Lord Balon's eldest brother had never given up the Old Way, even for a day. His Silence, with its black sails and dark red hull, was infamous in every port from Ibben to Asshai, it was said.[8]
- thoughts of Theon Greyjoy

He may be dead, and if he lives, why, he has spent so long at sea, he'd be half a stranger here. The ironborn would never seat a stranger in the Seastone Chair.[8]
- "Esgred" to Theon Greyjoy

Euron Greyjoy is no man’s notion of a king, if half of what Theon said of him was true.[12]
Robb Stark to his bannermen

Balon was mad, Aeron is madder, and Euron is the maddest of them all.[9]
Baelor Blacktyde to Victarion Greyjoy

Euron's gifts are poisoned.[9]
– thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy

Moqorro: Others seek Daenerys too.

Tyrion: Have you seen these others in your fires?
Moqorro: Only their shadows. One most of all. A tall and twisted thing with one black eye and ten long arms, sailing on a sea of blood.[18]

- Moqorro and Tyrion Lannister


Lady of House Stonetree
Lady of House Piper
Lady of House Sunderly
Alannys Harlaw
Euron "Crow's Eye"
Aeron "Damphair"

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