Meera Reed

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Meera Reed
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Meera and Jojen Reed by Amok©
Meera and Jojen Reed by Amok©

Allegiance House Reed
Culture Crannogmen
Born In 283AC, at Greywater Watch[1]
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Played by Ellie Kendrick
TV series Season 3 | Season 4

Meera Reed is a member of House Reed. She is Lord Howland Reed's daughter and oldest child; her younger brother is Jojen Reed. She is sixteen years old.[2] In the HBO adaptation Game of Thrones she is portrayed by Ellie Kendrick.

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Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Meera Reed

As is typical of crannogmen, Meera is short and slim. She has long brown hair and green eyes.[3] Although she is flat chested and is never remarked as being particularly beautiful, Theon Greyjoy seems to consider her attractive,[4] while Bran Stark's initial crush on her grows to the point of believing himself to "love" her by A Dance with Dragons.[5]

Meera has been taught to fight with a net and a three prong frog spear by her father. She is a fine huntress, able to easily spear fish with her spear. She was able to defeat Summer in mock combat with her weapons by entangling the direwolf, in her net.

Meera is described as having a cheerful disposition, in stark contrast to her sullen brother. She is intensely loyal and protective of her "prince" as well as her own brother, and will not back down from a fight if need be. Bran says that the only thing that ever makes her angry or upset is her brother Jojen.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Jojen and Meera, on their way to Winterfell - by mustamirri ©

In the middle of the harvest feast at Winterfell, Meera and her brother Jojen Reed arrive to pledge House Reed's support to Winterfell and King Robb Stark after Lord Eddard Stark's death. Maester Luwin tells Bran Stark that he should greet these two warmly because Howland Reed was a great friend of his father and these are his children. Meera is with Jojen when he asks about the direwolves, wanting to see them, and is told they are in the godswood.[3]

Later, Meera manages to defeat the direwolf Summer using a net and frog spear. Bran claims that Summer won, but Jojen points out that Summer is tangled up in the net and cannot escape. Bran learns Meera was not taught by a master-at-arms, and she invites him to visit Greywater Watch.[6]

Bran tells Meera and Jojen about his wolf dreams and the three-eyed crow, while Jojen reveals he has dreamed the sea will come to Winterfell. When Bran tells them that Maester Luwin thinks that it should be possible to change the dreams, Meera agrees. She gets angry with her brother when Jojen tells them that what he sees always comes true. Jojen reveals that he has seen the bodies of Bran and Rickon at the feet of the man they call Reek and he is skinning off their faces with a knife. Meera states that she could go down to the dungeons and kill Reek, but Jojen tells her she will not succeed; the jailers would stop her and would not believe her if she tried to explain.[7]

When Theon Greyjoy takes Winterfell, Bran is carried out of his room where he meets Meera and Jojen, who have also been taken captive.[8] Bran, Meera, Jojen, Rickon, Osha and Hodor fake an escape from Winterfell, hiding in the crypts until after the castle is sacked by Ramsay Snow. Debris traps them in the crypts until Hodor forces the door open with his massive strength. Before leaving, Meera takes the sword of Rickard Stark from the crypts to use as a weapon. In the godswood, the dying Luwin advises Osha to split the Stark children up to make them harder to find. Osha decides to take Rickon with her and Jojen says that he and Meera will take Bran. After they separate, Jojen tells the others that their road is north.[9]

A Storm of Swords

Meera and Jojen at The Neck - by Amok ©

Meera has been hunting for the group as they move north and is their main food provider, mainly catching fish and frogs. They camp in a place they call Tumbledown Tower, but Jojen tells them that they need to move on. Meera eventually agrees with Jojen, but gives the choice to Bran, saying he is their prince and they will do what he tells them to do. Bran finally decides to go north.[2]

As they move north, they are fed with the fish Meera spears and the squirrels and hares Summer finds. Bran often watches as Meera spears fish, admiring her speed and precision. As they travel on, food becomes harder to find, even for Summer. Jojen insists that they keep away from roads because there will encounter travelers who will spread tales about a giant, a cripple boy and a wolf.

When the weather turns bad, Summer finds them a cave where a Liddle shares his food and warns that the kingsroad has become more dangerous. In the morning the man is gone, but he left some food for them.[10] Bran asks if they think the ironmen killed Old Nan. Meera states it was not Theon Greyjoy who did the killing because too many of the dead at Winterfell were ironborn. Meera tells him to remember Nan's stories so part of Nan would be alive in him.

As they move on, Bran tells the Reeds that both he and Hodor like stories about knights. Meera then tells a story about the Knight of the Laughing Tree and a crannogman, likely Howland Reed, at a great tourney in the year of the false spring.[10]

Meera Reed by Elia Fernandez©

They arrive at a village in disrepair in the New Gift: the most substantial building, the inn, only has a few walls still standing. They take refuge from a storm in Queenscrown, the holdfast in the middle of the lake, but they detect men in the village, one of whom turns out to be Jon Snow traveling with wildlings. Bran possesses Summer and attacks the wildlings going after Jon. Summer kills three of them, but takes an arrow to the shoulder. The group waits until the next day to leave after the wildlings are gone. Summer, who had slunk off to nurse his wounds, finally returns, and Meera removes the arrow and treats the wound.[11][12][13]

They arrive at the Nightfort, the castle in Jojen’s green dream, but they cannot figure out how to get across the wall. Meera climbs to the top of the Wall to get a look at the other side while the boys search the buildings. They decide to sleep that night in the kitchen because it would provide some protection. When they hear something coming from a well, Meera traps it in her net and sticks him with her frog spear. When the fire is stoked up they see a girl, Gilly, with a baby and Samwell Tarly. Sam tells him that they came through the Black Gate, a passage as old as the wall. Sam will have to take them back because only a man sworn to the Night's Watch can open the gate. Sam explains his group was aided by Coldhands, who was dressed in the black of the Nights Watch, but pale. Coldhands did not come because he cannot pass beyond the Wall as there are spells woven into it. Meera, Jojen, Hodor and Bran go through the Black Gate.[13]

A Dance with Dragons

While traveling with Coldhands north of the Wall, Meera, Bran, Jojen and Hodor are forced to take shelter in an abandoned wildling village while Coldhands deals with a threat. The group discusses the nature of Coldhands, deciding that he is not alive. Meera does not trust him.[14]

They reach the cave of the three-eyed crow, but are ambushed by wights just outside the cave's entrance. Because Jojen is too weak to continue, Meera carries him on her back up to the entrance. Inside the cave, the group meet the remaining children of the forest and the three-eyed crow.[5] Jojen falls into a resigned depression, and Meera struggles to keep both their spirits up.[15]

References and Notes

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Minor houses in A Song of Ice and Fire.
The list of authors can be seen in the page history of Minor houses in A Song of Ice and Fire.
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