Victarion Greyjoy's third wife

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No image.svgVictarion Greyjoy's third wifeHouse Greyjoy.svg
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Died 297 AC
Spouse Victarion Greyjoy (as a salt wife)
Issue unborn child
Book A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

The given name of Victarion Greyjoy's third wife has not been revealed in A Song of Ice and Fire. She was beaten to death by her husband.[1]


After his first wife died in childbirth and his second wife died from the pox, Victarion Greyjoy took an unnamed third woman as a salt wife. In 297 AC,[2] Victarion's new wife was seduced or raped by Victarion's elder brother, Euron, becoming pregnant with his child. According to a semi-canon source, their relationship was an affair.[3] Victarion beat his wife to death with his fists, sobbing himself[1] each time he struck the sobbing woman.[4] Victarion then carried her body down to the rocks to give it to the crabs.[1]

Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, commanded his younger brothers to never speak of the incident. Victarion would have killed Euron, but Balon would have no kinslaying in his hall. Lord Balon sent Euron into exile, never to return while Balon lived. The day that Balon sent Euron off to sea, he reminded Victarion that a kinslayer is accused in the eyes of gods and men. Balon has refused to speak of her and Victarion has not touched a woman since.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Hotho Harlaw offers Victarion Greyjoy, a claimant to the Seastone Chair, his twelve-year-old daughter for a queen, describing the girl to Victarion. When Victarion tries to picture her, however, he sees only the wife he had killed.[1] Prior to the kingsmoot on Old Wyk, Asha Greyjoy discusses her late aunt, whom she had never met, with her uncle, Victarion.[1]

After the taking of the Shields, Euron Greyjoy, now King of the Isles and the North, tasks Victarion with retrieving Daenerys Targaryen from Slaver's Bay and bringing her to Westeros to wed Euron. Victarion agrees to go, although he secretly plans to wed Daenerys himself out of vengeance for Euron having despoiled his third wife.[4]


Victarion: She was only a salt wife.

Asha: My father refused to speak of her.

Victarion: It does no good to speak of things no man can change.[1]

Victarion: He put a baby in her belly and made me do the killing. I would have killed him too, but Balon would have no kinslaying in his hall. He sent Euron into exile, never to return ...

Asha: ... so long as Balon lived?

Victarion: She gave me horns. I had no choice.[1]

She came to me wet and willing. It seems Victarion is big everywhere but where it matters.[1]

I beat her to death with mine own hands, he thought, but the Crow's Eye killed her when he shoved himself inside her. I had no choice.[4]

Victarion Greyjoy's thoughts