Victarion Greyjoy's third wife

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third wife
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Title salt wife
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Died In 297 AC
Book(s) 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]

History

After his first wife died in childbirth and his second wife died from the pox, Victarion Greyjoy wed an unnamed third woman, whom he considered 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. Victarion beat her to death with his fists, sobbing each time he struck the sobbing woman. Victarion then carried her body down to the rocks to give her to 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 the kinslayer is accursed 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, 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.[3]

Quotes

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]


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

—boasts of Euron Greyjoy


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

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