Nymeria Sand

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Nymeria Sand
Lady nym by quickreaver.jpg
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
For other articles sharing the same title, please see this disambiguation page.

Nymeria Sand, nicknamed Lady Nym, is the bastard daughter of Oberyn Martell and a noblewoman from Volantis. She is the second oldest of the infamous Sand Snakes.

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

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. She goes to see Oberyn's brother, Prince Doran Martell, demanding vengeance for the death of her father. Nym 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 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]


Princess of Dorne
Rhaegar Targaryen
Various women
Oberyn "the Red Viper"
Ellaria Sand
Rhaenys TargaryenAegon Targaryen
Obara SandNymeria SandTyene SandSarella Sand
Elia SandObella SandDorea SandLoreza Sand

References and Notes

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