The Gods Eye is a large lake south of the Trident in the southern Riverlands. The great castle of Harrenhal and its town, Harrentown, sit astride its northern shore, while an unnamed town is along the southern shore. At its center is a lone island, the Isle of Faces, which was where the Pact between the children of the forest and the First Men was created. The warm water of the Gods Eye is blue and green. Among its feeder streams is the Rippledown Rill. Black swans live in the vicinity.
The Gods Eye feeds a river that flows south to the Blackwater Rush. The holdfast of Briarwhite is south of the lake and east of the river. Whitewalls was near the Gods Eye until it was destroyed in the aftermath of the Second Blackfyre Rebellion.
Harren Hoare, King of the Isles and the Rivers, constructed Harrenahl on the northern shore of the Gods Eye. During the War of Conquest, the Battle of the Reeds and the Wailing Willows were fought along the southern shore of the lake. Two sons of Harren the Black were slain by Balerion on the lake while returning to Harrenhal.
During the Dance of the Dragons, the Battle by the Lakeshore was fought along the western shore of the Gods Eye, while the Butcher's Ball occurred south of the lake. Princes Aemond and Daemon Targaryen and their dragons, Vhagar and Caraxes, fought to their mutual deaths above the Gods Eye.
A Clash of Kings
Yoren brings his recruits for the Night's Watch, including a disguised Arya Stark, to an abandoned town on the southern shore of the Gods Eye. They are set upon by westermen led by Ser Amory Lorch, however.
A Storm of Swords
|“||The setting sun made the tranquil surface of the water shimmer like a sheet of beaten copper. It was the biggest lake she had ever seen, with no hint of a far shore.||”|
|“||Gods Eye was a sheet of sun-hammered blue that filled half the world.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 14, Arya.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 3, Arya.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 19, Arya.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones RPG and Resource Book, Guardians of Order
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 66, Bran.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Riverlands.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Conquest.
- ↑ The Princess and the Queen.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Year of the False Spring.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran.