Sand Snakes

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
(Redirected from The Sand Snakes)
Jump to: navigation, search
All of the Sand Snakes are said to have their father's eyes - by Magali Villeneuve. © Fantasy Flight Games
Obara, Nymeria and Tyene, by Beelphazoar ©
Sarella, Elia and Obella, by Beelphazoar ©
Dorea and Loreza, by Beelphazoar ©

Sand Snakes is a term used to refer collectively to the bastard daughters of Prince Oberyn Martell.[1] The name references the Dornish bastard surname, Sand, and their father's nickname, “the Red Viper”.

Prince Oberyn's eight daughters have been born to five different mothers,[2] and while they differ in appearance from one another, they are said to all have their father's eyes.[1]

The Sand Snakes

In birth order, the Sand Snakes are:

Recent events

A Feast for Crows

After the three eldest Sand Snakes try to stir Prince Doran Martell into declaring war against the Iron Throne in revenge for the death of Prince Oberyn, Doran orders his captain of the guards, Areo Hotah, to take all Sand Snakes into custody. While the youngest Sand Snakes pose no threat, Prince Doran wants to prevent anyone from them against him.[1]

Obara, Nymeria and Tyene are confined to cells in the Spear Tower of Sunspear.[3] Elia, Obella, Dorea and Loreza are secluded in the Water Gardens along with their mother.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

Obara, Nymeria and Tyene are released from captivity and are present at the feast in which Gregor Clegane's skull is presented to the Dornish court.[5]


Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess
of Dorne
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
Lewyn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doran
 
Mellario
 
Mors
 
Olyvar
 
Elia
 
Rhaegar
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
Various
women
 
Oberyn
 
Ellaria Sand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arianne
 
Quentyn
 
Trystane
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
Targaryen
 
Aegon
Targaryen
 
Obara Sand
 
 
Tyene Sand
 
 
Elia Sand
 
 
Dorea Sand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nymeria
Sand
 
Sarella Sand
 
Obella Sand
 
Loreza Sand
 


Quotes

It would gladden my heart if I could assure you that the Sand Snakes were alone in wanting war, but I will not tell you lies, ser.[3]

– Prince Doran Martell

Once I crown Myrcella and free the Sand Snakes, all Dorne will rally to my banners. [6]

– Princess Arianne Martell

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  2. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.

Navigation menu