Melara Hetherspoon

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Melara Hetherspoon
Blood and prophecies by crisurdiales.jpg
Cersei, Melara, and Maggy. Artwork by Cris Urdiales, used with permission.

Allegiance House Hetherspoon
Culture Westermen
Born In 264 AC or 265 AC[1]
Died In 276 AC[1]
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Melara Hetherspoon was a member of House Hetherspoon and a childhood friend of Cersei Lannister.

Appearance and Character

Cersei describes Melara as a girl older than Jeyne Farman. She is contrasted to the "fat" Jeyne, implying Melara was slender or outright skinny. Melara was pretty, though she had freckles. The girl was "healthy as a little horse".[2] Cersei has troubles recalling what Melara looked like, as the memories faded as the years went by.[2] Cersei thinks of her as bold, certainly bolder than Jeyne and possibly bolder than Cersei herself.[2]


Melara, then eleven years old, visited Maggy the Frog with Cersei Lannister and Jeyne Farman during the tournament in honor of Viserys's birth in 276 AC, after hearing whispers that Maggy could tell futures. Jeyne fled when Maggy opened her eyes to greet the visitors, but Melara and Cersei stayed and insisted on hearing their futures. Melara was present when Maggy made the prophecy of the valonqar (High Valyrian for "little brother"), to Cersei Lannister.[3] Melara asked if she would one day marry Jaime Lannister, but Maggy told her that she would die that night, and her death was close. Many years later, Cersei told Taena of Myr that Maggy's prophecy had come true: Melara drowned in a well.[2] It is implied that Cersei herself killed Melara by pushing her into the well and leaving her to drown.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Melara Hetherspoon calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei IX.