Gerion Lannister

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Gerion Lannister
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Alias Gery
Allegiance House Lannister
Born In 255 AC[1], at Casterly Rock
Died In 291 AC or after[2]
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (appendix)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Gerion Lannister was a member of House Lannister.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Gerion Lannister

Gerion was the youngest and most reckless brother of Lord Tywin Lannister. He was said to be a man quick to laugh and had a gift for making others laugh.[3]

Tyrion and Jaime Lannister often refer to him as their favorite uncle.[4][5]


Gerion was born in 255 AC, the fifth child and fourth son of Lord Tytos Lannister and his wife Lady Jeyne Marbrand. He was healthy, but unfortunately his mother died within a month of his birth.[1] Though Gerion's father Tytos was greatly saddened by the death of his wife, he soon became enamored of Gerion's wet nurse and made her his mistress.[1]

Like his brothers, Kevan and Tygett, Gerion was overshadowed by their older brother Tywin Lannister. While Kevan built up a life at Tywin's side, and Tygett tried to be independent, Gerion mocked this "game" and made jokes.[6] Gerion's relationship with his eldest brother was notoriously stormy.[7] At sixteen, Gerion visited the Free Cities on his coming of age tour.[8]

Gerion once gifted King Robert Baratheon with a gilded dagger, complete with ivory grip and a sapphire on the pommel.[3] He also gifted Tyrion on his nameday with the books Wonders and Wonders Made by Man by Lomas Longstrider, and often had Tyrion recite the sixteen wonders of the World.[8] Once when Tyrion was young, he begged his uncle for a dragon for his nameday present, which Gerion found hilarious.[9] Gerion also taught Tyrion some tumbling tricks when he was six or seven,[10] and would praise his skills.[11]

In 276 AC, Gerion participated in a tourney held by Tywin at Lannisport, in a celebration of the birth of Prince Viserys Targaryen. During that tourney, he was unhorsed by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.[7][12]

In 288 AC, Gerion had a bastard daughter named Joy Hill,[13][5][14] whose mother was a common woman named Briony.[15]

Circa 291 AC,[2] Gerion went on a quest to find House Lannister's ancestral sword Brightroar, and any other treasures that might have survived the Doom of Valyria.[3][16] Almost a decade passed after his ship, the Laughing Lion, left Lannisport, but Gerion never returned. Tywin Lannister sent men to look for his lost brother and they traced him as far as Volantis, where half his crew had deserted him because of his intent to sail into the Smoking Sea. He had been forced to buy slaves to replace them.[16]


Jeyne Marbrand
Dorna Swyft
Emmon Frey
Darlessa Marbrand
Ermesande Hayford

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.
  2. 2.0 2.1 See the Gerion Lannister calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
  8. 8.0 8.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 5, Tyrion II.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion IV.
  11. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 40, Tyrion IX.
  12. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
  13. A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
  14. See the Joy Hill calculation.
  15. The World of Ice and Fire, Appendix: Lannister Lineage.
  16. 16.0 16.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.

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