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Star of the Faith.svg Septa
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Septa Mordane, by Nathalia Gomes, ©FFG

Title Septa
Culture Westerosi
Born Westeros[1]
Died 298 AC
Red Keep, King's Landing

Played by Susan Brown
TV series Game of Thrones: Season 1

Mordane is the septa at Winterfell. She serves as tutor to the Stark girls, Sansa and Arya.[2] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones, she is played by Susan Brown.

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.[3] 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 as a 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 rebellious nature.

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 Arya for her poor needlework, Arya becomes angry and embarrasses herself in front of the princess.[3]

When Lord Eddard Stark is appointed Hand of the King, Mordane goes south to King's Landing in his entourage, to watch over his daughters.[4] 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 she becomes hysterical watching Ser Hugh die in a tilt. Later, at the feast, she drinks too much and falls asleep at the table, leaving Sansa to be escorted back to the castle by Sandor Clegane.[5]

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.[6]

Quotes by Mordane

A lady's armor is courtesy.[7]

—Mordane to Sansa Stark

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.[8]

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