Leviathan

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A leviathan is a type of enormous whale, usually grey in color.[1] They are described as the oldest and largest creatures living in the entire world, implying they surpass even dragons in size.[2]

Leviathans are found in the Shivering Sea and are known to gather and breed in Lorath Bay.[3] They also mate and birth at Leviathan Sound.[4]

Culture

According to ironborn legend, Nagga, the first sea dragon, was able to feed on krakens and leviathans.[5] A black leviathan is included in the sigil of House Volmark of the Iron Islands.[6] The longship Leviathan is part of the Iron Fleet.[7]

Ibbenese whalers hunt leviathans at Leviathan Sound from their strong ships.[8]

In the Merman's Court, the great hall of the New Castle in White Harbor, there is a painting of a kraken and a grey leviathan locked in battle.[9]

Quotes

Who shall be our king in Balon's place? Sing to me in the language of leviathan, that I may know his name.[10]
- Aeron Greyjoy praying to the Drowned God


A fisherman may hook a grey leviathan, but it will drag him down to death unless he cuts it loose.[11]
- Asha Greyjoy to Victarion Greyjoy

References and Notes

  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 45, Samwell V.
  2. The World of Ice and Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: The Shivering Sea.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, The Free Cities: Lorath.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: East of Ib.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.
  8. The World of Ice and Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: Ib.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 15, Davos II.
  10. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  11. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.

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