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Sansa with Lady - by Veronica V Jones. © Fantasy Flight Games

Allegiance Sansa Stark
Race Direwolf
Born In 298 AC, at the North
Died In 298 AC, at the Riverlands
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Sansa and Lady walk through camp, from the HBO adaptation

Lady is a direwolf bonded to Sansa Stark. She is the litter-mate of Grey Wind, Nymeria, Summer, Shaggydog, and Ghost.


Lady has grey fur and yellow eyes. She is the smallest of the litter.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lady was discovered by Robb Stark and Jon Snow along with the rest of her litter after her mother was killed by a stag.[2] Lady bonded with Sansa and adopted her mistress's dainty manners and trusting nature.[3] After Nymeria attacked Joffrey Baratheon and was ordered to be killed, but she could not be found. Queen Cersei out of sheer spiteful malice, ordered Lady to be put down instead. In spite of Sansa's protests, Eddard Stark performed the execution himself, as was his custom and to spare Lady pain she might suffer if Ilyn Payne performed the deed. The trusting Lady did not sense Eddard's intention and was killed with a single blow of Ice. Lady was the first of the Stark direwolves to die. Eddard Stark ordered her body to be brought North and be buried in Winterfell. The guards were surprised by the order but Eddard stated:

"The Lannister woman shall never have this skin".

She was buried in the lichyard at Winterfell.[1] When she arrived, Grey Wind, Shaggydog, and Summer all sensed her death and howled mournfully. According to George Martin, loss of her wolf has left Sansa a little adrift. [4]


What was it that Jon had said? When they found the pups in the snow? Your children were meant to have these pups, my lord. And he had killed Sansa's, and for what? [5]

- Eddard Stark's thoughts

References and Notes