Grey King

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Grey King
Nagga and Grey King fight2.jpg
Grey King fighting Nagga
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Reign During the Age of Heroes
Other Titles King of the Iron Islands
Culture Ironborn
Royal House House Greyjoy (Mentioned)
Books A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

The Grey King is a legendary hero from the Iron Islands. House Greyjoy claims descent from him.[1]


The legends say the Drowned God himself helped the Grey King to slay sea dragon Nagga. From her bones he made his hall, the Grey King's Hall, which he heated with Nagga's living fire. For a thousand years he reigned. He took as his wife a mermaid and plotted his war against the Storm God.

He supposedly wore robes of woven seaweed and a tall pale crown made from Nagga's teeth. When the Grey King died, the Storm God snuffed out the fire and the sea stole his throne. Only his hall remains.[2]

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