Theon Stark

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Theon Stark
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Biographical Information
Alias The Hungry Wolf
Other Titles King in the North
Buried in , at Winterfell
Culture Northmen
Royal House House Stark
Books The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Theon Stark, known as the Hungry Wolf, was a King in the North and head of House Stark.[1] Theon Greyjoy refers to Theon Stark as his namesake.[2]

Appearance and Character

The crypt of Winterfell contains a stone-crowned statue of Theon which depicts him as thin, with long hair and a skinny beard. He earned his nickname, the Hungry Wolf, from the constant state of war the north was in during his reign and his own gaunt appearance.[3][1]


King Theon defended the north during the Andal invasion. Aided by House Bolton, Theon defeated the Andal warlord Argos Sevenstar in the Battle of the Weeping Water. The King of Winter then sailed across the narrow sea to the coast of Andalos with Argos's body displayed on the prow of his ship like a figurehead. Theon burned a score of Andal villages, killing hundreds and capturing three tower houses and a fortified sept. The king displayed the spiked heads of his victims along his coastline to deter future invaders.[4]

Theon later conquered the Three Sisters in the Bite and landed an army on the Fingers, possibly part of the War Across the Water. He also defeated rebels from the Rills and aided the Night's Watch in imposing a generational defeat on wildlings beyond the Wall.[4]

Harrag Hoare, King of the Iron Islands, led a fleet of ironborn longships against the western coast of the north, conquering the Stony Shore and burning the wolfswood. Harrag's son, Ravos the Raper, used Bear Island as a base. Theon eventually slew Ravos, however, and expelled the ironmen from his shores, including Bear Island and Cape Kraken.[4]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 69, Bran VII.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 41, The Turncloak.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 66, Bran VII.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The North: The Kings of Winter.

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