Euron Greyjoy

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Biographical Information
Full Name Euron Greyjoy, the Third of His Name Since the Grey King
Alias 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 Pyke
Culture Ironborn
Family
Royal House House Greyjoy
Predecessor Balon Greyjoy
Father Lord Quellon Greyjoy
References
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)

Euron Greyjoy is a younger brother of Lord Balon Greyjoy and is known as Crow's Eye. He is captain of the Silence, a ship crewed entirely by mutes whose tongues Euron ripped out.

His personal coat-of-arms is a red eye with a black pupil beneath a black iron crown supported by two crows.[1]

Contents

Appearance and Character

See also this collection of images.
Euron Crow's Eye - by Mathia Arkoniel ©

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, the patch conceals a "black eye shining with malice".[2] 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. He is a skilled warrior and manipulator and is cunning, shrewd and ruthless.

History

At the outset of the Greyjoy 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 Greyjoy, followed the plan and successfully destroyed the Westerlands' naval force.[3]

Some time after the war, Euron was sent away from the Iron Islands by Lord Balon Greyjoy 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.[4] 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.[5]

Euron Greyjoy with a dragon horn - by Mathia Arkoniel ©

Since Euron's banishment, the Silence has sailed, pillaged and raped all over the known world. Euron claims to have travelled to Asshai and even sailed the Smoking Sea and walked the smoking ruins of Valyria.[6] He once owned a dragon egg that he claims he tossed into the sea during one of his foul moods.[5]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

News comes to King Robb Stark via the captain of the Myraham that Euron Greyjoy returned to Pyke upon the death of his brother, King Balon Greyjoy, and claimed the Seastone Chair. Lord Sawane Botley objected to his claim and Euron had him drowned in a cask of seawater.[7]

A Feast for Crows

Euron sailing on the Silence - by Amok ©

Aeron Greyjoy is informed that his brother, Euron, returned to the Iron Islands the day after Balon's death.[4] The timing of his return is questioned by some.[8] See also Balon Greyjoy/Theories. He claims to have reaved all over the world during his exile, including a trip to the feared ruins of Valyria. He also captured and holds hostage several warlocks of Qarth, who may have coached him in black magic.

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.[6] Euron has Lord Baelor Blacktyde killed when the man refuses to accept him as his king, taking Baelor's sable cloak as a trophy.[5]

King Euron Greyjoy with Falia feasting in her father's castle - by Mathia Arkoniel ©

Euron begins raids upon the Reach. These raids are wildly successful, and Euron weakens possible rivals by giving lands and titles to key followers of theirs - as he does after Victarion's success in the Battle of the Shield Islands. However, he fails to move the ironborn beyond raiding, as they are reluctant to embark on a dangerous journey in search of dragons. Instead, Euron sends Victarion and the Iron Fleet to find Daenerys Targaryen, court her in his name, and bring her and her dragons to Westeros.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Euron 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.

According to Moqorro, he sees many threats to Daenerys in the flames. He can only see their shadows and claims the one that casts the most danger is:

A tall and twisted thing with one black eye and ten long arms, sailing on a sea of blood.[9]

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.[8]

- 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.[6]

- Euron at the kingsmoot


I am the storm, my lord. The first storm, and the last.[5]

- In reply to Rodrik Harlaw warning him about a storm.


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.[5]

- Euron to Victarion Greyjoy

Quotes about Euron

Euron Greyjoy is no man’s notion of a king, if half of what Theon said of him was true.[7]

- Robb Stark


Balon was mad, Aeron is madder, and Euron is the maddest of them all.[5]

- Baelor Blacktyde


Euron's gifts are poisoned.[5]

- Victarion Greyjoy

Family

Unknown of
House Stonetree
 
 
 
Quellon
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown of
House Sunderly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown of
House Piper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balon
 
Alannys
Harlaw
 
Euron
'Crow's Eye'
 
Victarion
 
Urrigon
 
Aeron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harlon
 
Quenton
 
Donel
 
Rodrik
 
Maron
 
Asha
 
Theon
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robin
 

See Also

References and Notes

  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 45, Samwell.
  2. The Winds of Winter, Theon's sample chapter, made available on GRRM's website as of Dec 28th, 2011
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
  7. 7.0 7.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn.
  8. 8.0 8.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion.

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