House Sparr

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House Sparr of Great Wyk
House Sparr.svg
Coat of arms Oak saltire on blue
(Azure, a saltire brunâtre)
Seat Great Wyk
Head Lord Sparr
Region Iron Islands
Overlord House Greyjoy

House Sparr of Great Wyk is an ironborn noble house on the island of Great Wyk in the Iron Islands. Their lands are about six leagues from Hammerhorn. House Sparr's lord is known as the Sparr.

According to semi-canon sources House Sparr blazon their arms with oak saltire on blue.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The Sparrs are among the bannermen of Balon Greyjoy whom Theon Greyjoy sees in the halls of Pyke preparing for war.[2] During the War of the Five Kings, Balon declares himself first King of the Iron Islands[3] and then King of the Isles and the North.[4]

A Feast for Crows

The Sparr and his son, Steffarion, accompany Gormond Goodbrother to bring news of the death of King Balon to his brother, Aeron Greyjoy.[5] Two members of House Sparr meet Victarion Greyjoy during the kingsmoot on Old Wyk.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

Rodrik Sparr presents the wizard Moqorro to Victarion near the Isle of Cedars during the journey of the Iron Fleet to Meereen.[7]

House Sparr at the end of the third century

The known Sparrs during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also:


  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: On the Iron Islands
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 46, Bran VI.
  4. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.