Nymeria Sand

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Nymeria Sand
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Lady Nym by quickreaver, FFG©

Alias Lady Nym
Allegiance House Martell
Culture Dornishmen
Born In 274 AC or 275 AC[1]
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Played by Jessica Henwick
TV series Season 5 | Season 6 | Season 7

Nymeria Sand, nicknamed Lady Nym, is a bastard daughter of Oberyn Martell and a noblewoman from Volantis. She is the second oldest of the infamous Sand Snakes, so named for their bastard origin and the nickame of their father, the "Red Viper".

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Nymeria Sand

Nymeria is twenty-five years old, slim and slender as a willow, with straight black hair worn in a long braid which pulls back from a widow's peak. She has dark eyes, high cheekbones, and full lips.[2] Areo Hotah describes Nym as having pale white skin in A Feast for Crows[2] but mentions her olive skin in A Dance with Dragons.[3] Nymeria has all the beauty that her elder sister Obara Sand lacks [2] but is no less deadly. She usually can conceal a dozen daggers on her person and is extremely skilled with the blades.

Recent Events

Nymeria Sand by Hardcoremiike ©

A Feast for Crows

Nymeria was abed with the Fowler twins, Jeyne and Jennelyn, when she was told of the death of her father, Prince Oberyn Martell.

Accompanied by a dozen mounted spearmen, she meets Prince Doran Martell, the Prince of Dorne and Oberyn's elder brother, en route to Sunspear. Nym dmands vengeance for the death of her father and rejects the offer Tywin Lannister made Doran for Gregor Clegane's head; as she received a raven from Daemon Sand in which he told her how Gregor was poisoned by Oberyn and is now dying.[2] She wants to assassinate Lord Tywin Lannister, his children Queen Cersei and Ser Jaime Lannister, and his grandchild, King Tommen Baratheon. After visits from Nym's other sisters, Doran has the Sand Snakes arrested and confined in the Spear Tower of Sunspear.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

Nym and her sisters are released and are present at the feast at Sunspear when Ser Balon Swann presents the head of Ser Gregor Clegane to Prince Doran. She wears a gown of yellow silk so thin candlelight shines right through it to reveal the spun gold and jewels beneath, making Swann seem unconfortable of looking at her. When Swann tells the manner of Gregor Clegane's death, Nymeria celebrates his suffering. She refuses to drink when Ricasso raises a toast to King Tommen. Doran sends Lady Nymeria to King's Landing to take the vacant Dornish seat on the small council.[3]

Quotes by Nymeria

Obara would make Oldtown our father's funeral pyre, but I am not so greedy. Four lives will suffice for me. Lord Tywin's golden twins, as payment for Elia's children. The old lion, for Elia herself. And last of all the little king, for my father. [...] Only royal blood can wash out my father's murder.[2]
- Nymeria Sand to Doran Martell

Quotes about Nymeria

Nymeria was least dangerous when nearly naked. Elsewise she was sure to have a dozen blades concealed about her person. [3]
- Areo Hotah's thoughts on Nymeria


of Dorne
Ellaria Sand
Obara Sand
Tyene Sand
Elia Sand
Dorea Sand
Sarella Sand
Obella Sand
Loreza Sand

References and Notes

  1. See the Nymeria Sand calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.

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