Merling King (god)

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The Merling King and the Moon-Pale Maiden, by Jota Saraiva

The Merling King[1] or merling king[2][3] is a god associated with places near the narrow sea.


Ursula Upcliff of Witch Isle, who is said to have been a sorceress, called herself bride of the Merling King during the coming of the Andals to the Vale.[4]

The Velaryons claim they received the Driftwood Throne from the Merling King to conclude a pact.[5]

There is a statue of the god commonly visited by sailors in the House of Black and White in Braavos,[1] and the Merling King is a Braavosi galley named after him.[6]

There is a rock formation in Blackwater Bay called the spears of the merling king.[2]

The helm of Ser Marlon Manderly of White Harbor depicts the head of the merling king.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 22, Arya II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 5, Davos I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.