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|Alias|| The Toothless Lion|
The Laughing Lion
|Title|| Lord of Casterly Rock|
Shield of Lannisport
Warden of the West
|Born||In 229AC or before|
|Died||In 267AC, at Casterly Rock|
|Book(s)|| A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)|
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Tytos Lannister was a head of House Lannister, Lord of the Westerlands, and Lord of Casterly Rock. He died before the events of the books. Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion are his grandchildren by his eldest son, Tywin Lannister.
Lord Tytos Lannister was called a kind but weak man. He loaned money to lords who never bothered to repay him and his vassals openly ignored his orders.
According to his daughter Genna, he agreed to marry her to Emmon Frey, the second son of Walder Frey, just to please Lord Frey. His eldest son and his vassals spoke out against the wedding because they thought it an uneven match.
At some point, Tytos imprisoned Lord Tarbeck for disloyalty. In return, Lady Tarbeck seized three Lannisters, including Stafford, whose sister was betrothed to young Tywin Lannister. Tywin suggested that Lord Tarbeck should be sent back to his wife in three pieces, one for every Lannister taken, but Tytos returned Tarbeck unharmed. A few years later, the Tarbecks rebelled again, together with House Reyne. Tywin took charge of crushing the rebellion which he did so completely that both castles were destroyed and the family lines extinguished.
One autumn, Tytos came between a lioness and her prey. The lioness tore into Tytos' horse and was about to attack Tytos as well, when the kennelmaster of Casterly Rock came to his rescue with his dogs, losing his leg and three dogs in the process. Out of gratitude, Tytos gave the kennelmaster lands and a towerhouse and took his son as a squire, thereby creating House Clegane.
In his last few years, Tytos became fat and took a mistress, a common born woman, daughter of a candlemaker. The woman helped herself to Tytos deceased wife's jewels and clothes. She also began ordering about the household knights, dismissed servants and sat in attendance when Tytos was absent. In 267AC, Lord Tytos died of a heart attack while climbing stairs to see her.
The influence Tytos had on his son was that Tywin mistrusted laughter and that he became a hard man. Tytos did not forget his children when he died, and left behind a generous inheritance for Tywin, Kevan, Genna, Tygett and Gerion.
|“||Lord Tytos was an altogether different character [to Tywin], amiable but ineffectual, and he allowed himself to be pushed around a good deal, by a number of people.. including Lord Walder Frey (ever wonder how Genna came to marry so poorly?) and the Red Lion of Castamere, the richest and most powerful Lannister bannerman, and a formidable soldier/warrior in his own right...||”|
|“||Our own father was gentle and amiable, but so weak his bannerman mocked him in their cups. Some saw fit to defy him openly. Other lords borrowed our gold and never troubled to repay it. At court they japed of toothless lions. Even his mistress stole from him. A woman scarcely one step above a whore, and she helped herself to my mother's jewels!||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ 
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 See the Tytos Lannister calculation.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Jaime: Genna Lannister, to Jaime Lannnister "He heard too many people laughing at your grandsire."
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei.
- ↑ So Spake Martin: Tywin and the Reynes November 15, 1999.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire.