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Susan Brown as Septa Mordane. Art by crisurdiales

Title Septa
Allegiance House Stark
Died In 298AC, 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

Septa Mordane is the Septa at Winterfell. She serves as tutor to the Stark girls, Sansa and Arya,[1] later she accompanies them to King's Landing where she is killed in Stark household purge.



See also: Images of Mordane

She has a bony face and sharp eyes. She has a thin, lipless mouth. She starched 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.

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Mordane was presiding over the needlework with Princess Myrcella Baratheon when Arya Stark got angry and embarrassed herself in front of the princess.[2]

When Eddard Stark was appointed Hand of the King, Mordane went south to King's Landing in his entourage, to watch over his daughters. In kings landing she accompany Sansa and Jeyne Poole to the Hand's tournament, she approved of Sansa Stark's composure during the tilts, however she had to escort Jeyne away after they had watched Ser Hugh die.[3]

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

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