Nymeria

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Nymeria
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Title Princess
Queen
Allegiance House Martell
Race Rhoynar
Culture Rhoynar
Spouse Mors Martell
Book(s) The Hedge Knight (Mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
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Nymeria was a warrior queen[1] and a Princess[2] of the Rhoynar. After the Rhoyne was conquered by Valyria, Nymeria led the Rhoynar to Dorne, where she took Lord Mors Martell as her husband. House Nymeros Martell has ruled Dorne since.

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History

Nymeria ruled in Ny Sar, where she had a palace.[3] When the Valyrian Freehold conquered the Rhoyne with their dragons, Nymeria led the surviving Rhoynar into exile from Essos. For a time Nymeria and her refugees lived on Abulu, one of the Summer Islands now known as the Isle of Women.[2]

The warrior queen then brought ten thousand ships across the narrow sea to the shores of Dorne in southern Westeros.[4] She struck an alliance with House Martell of Sunspear, taking Lord Mors as her husband and burning the Rhoynar fleet.[5][6] The Martell-Rhoynar alliance conquered the rest of Dorne.[1] Nymeria sent six defeated Dornish kings to join the Night's Watch.[7]

Nymeria's life inspired Ten Thousand Ships and The Loves of Queen Nymeria.[8]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Arya Stark names her direwolf "Nymeria" after the legendary queen.

A Feast for Crows

Looking into the night sky of Dorne, Princess Arianne Martell thinks of a bright white star as Nymeria's star and a milky band behind it as her ten thousand ships.[9]

When Arya Stark and the kindly man devise an origin for "Cat", Arya chooses the name Nymeria for the ship which brought her to Braavos.[10]

Quotes

She burned as bright as any man, and so shall I.[9]
- Arianne Martell thinking of Nymeria

References and Notes

Nymeria leads her army to Dorne.
Art by Roman Papsuev
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