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Susan Brown as Septa Mordane. Art by crisurdiales

Title Septa
Allegiance House Stark
Died In 298 AC, at King's Landing
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)

Played by Susan Brown
TV series Season 1

Mordane is the septa at Winterfell. She serves as tutor to the Stark girls, Sansa and Arya.[1]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Mordane

Mordane has a bony face and sharp eyes. She has a thin, lipless mouth. She starches her skirts.[2] While strict she is a good woman who cares about both Sansa and Arya.


Mordane is a septa in the Faith of the Seven. She serves tutor to the Stark girls, Sansa and Arya at Winterfell. Her primary duties involve teaching the two girls the gentle arts and turning them into noblewomen. She finds Sansa to be a delightful student, but is often exasperated with Arya's antics and rebellion.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Mordane presides over the needlework with Princess Myrcella Baratheon, Beth Cassel, Jeyne Poole, Sansa Stark, and Arya Stark. When Mordane admonishes her for her poor needlework, Arya becomes angry and embarrasses herself in front of the princess.[2]

When Eddard Stark is appointed Hand of the King, Mordane goes south to King's Landing in his entourage, to watch over his daughters. She accompanies Sansa and Jeyne to the Hand's tourney, where she approves of Sansa's composure during the tilts. Mordane escorts Jeyne away after they watch Ser Hugh die.[3]

Mordane is killed along with most of the other members of Eddard's household after he is arrested for treason. Her head is mounted on a spike atop the Red Keep.[4]

Quotes by Mordane

A lady's armor is courtesy[5]

Quotes about Mordane

Eddard: What would Septa Mordane say if she knew you were playing with swords?

Arya: I wasn’t playing. I hate Septa Mordane.
Eddard: That’s enough. The septa is doing no more than is her duty, though gods know you have made it a struggle for the poor woman. Your mother and I have charged her with the impossible task of making you a lady. [6]

Eddard Stark and Arya Stark

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