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Urron Greyiron

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Urron Greyiron

Biographical Information
Reign about 5,000 years ago.
Full Name Urron Greyiron
Alias Urron Redhand
Other Titles Iron King
King of the Iron Islands
Culture ironborn
Royal House House Greyiron
Books A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)

Urron Greyiron, known as Urron Redhand, was a member of House Greyiron and was the first King of the Iron Islands to make the throne hereditary, five thousand years before the War of the Five Kings.[1]


For thousands of years, each isle of the Iron Islands had a 'salt king' and a 'rock king'. The High King of the Isles was chosen from among them in a kingsmoot. Urron put an end to that when he descended on the kingsmoot, held at Nagga's hill on Old Wyk, and slayed all the other kings assembled for the choosing, taking the title of the High Kingship of the Isles and making it an hereditary one.[2] Urron's line ruled uncontested for 1,000 years, until the Andals swept over the Iron Islands.[1]


The Drowned God makes men, but it's men who make crowns.[1]
- Urron Redhand

I am the Greyjoy, Lord Reaper of Pyke, King of Salt and Rock, Son of the Sea Wind, and no man gives me a crown. I pay the iron price. I will take my crown, as Urron Redhand did five thousand years ago.[1]
- Balon Greyjoy

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