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| Character_name = [[File:House_Mormont2.PNG|50px|left]] '''Maege Mormont''' [[File:House_Mormont2.PNG|50px|right]]
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| Character_name = [[File:House Mormont.svg|50px|left]] Maege Mormont [[File:House Mormont.svg|50px|right]]
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| image          = [[File:Emile Denis maege mormont.jpg|300px]]
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| image_caption  = by Emile Denis © Fantasy Flight Games
 
| Alias          = The She-Bear
 
| Alias          = The She-Bear
| Title          = Lady of Bear Island
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| Title          = [[Lord of Bear Island|Lady of Bear Island]]
 
| Allegiance    = [[House Mormont]]
 
| Allegiance    = [[House Mormont]]
 
| Race          =
 
| Race          =
| Culture        =
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| Culture        = [[Northmen]]
 
| Spouse        =
 
| Spouse        =
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| Issue          = [[Dacey Mormont]]<br>[[Alysane Mormont]]<br>[[Lyra Mormont]]<br>[[Jorelle Mormont]]<br>[[Lyanna Mormont]]
 
| Place_of_Birth =
 
| Place_of_Birth =
| Date_of_Birth  = Before {{Date|264}} <Ref>Her eldest daughter was born before 276</ref>
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| Date_of_Birth  = or between {{Date|239}} and {{Date|257}}<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued2)#Maege Mormont|Maege Mormont]] calculation.''</ref>
 
| Place_of_Death =
 
| Place_of_Death =
 
| Date_of_Death  =
 
| Date_of_Death  =
| Books          = [[A Game of Thrones]]<br>[[A Clash of Kings]]<br>[[A Storm of Swords]]
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| Books          = ''[[A Game of Thrones]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Storm of Swords]]'' (appears)<br>''[[A Feast for Crows]]'' (appendix)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (mentioned)
 
| coat-of-arms  =
 
| coat-of-arms  =
| Played_by      =
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| Played_by      = Elizabeth Barrett
 
| TV_series      = [[Game of Thrones - Season 1|Season 1]]
 
| TV_series      = [[Game of Thrones - Season 1|Season 1]]
 
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Lady '''Maege Mormont''' is the head of [[House Mormont]] and ruler of [[Bear Island]]. She inherited her title from her nephew, Ser [[Jorah Mormont]], after he fled into exile. She is the sister of the Night's Watch Lord Commander [[Jeor Mormont]].
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'''Maege Mormont''', known as '''the She-Bear''', is the head of [[House Mormont]] and the Lady of [[Bear Island]]. She inherited her title from her nephew, Ser [[Jorah Mormont]], after he fled into exile. She is the younger sister of the [[Lord Commander of the Night's Watch|Lord Commander]] of the [[Night's Watch]], [[Jeor Mormont]].<ref>Maege's possible years of birth all take place after Jeor's year of birth. See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued2)#Maege Mormont|Maege Mormont calculation]] and the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued)#Jeor Mormont|Jeor Mormont calculation]] for more information.</ref>
  
==Character and Appearance==
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==Appearance and Character==
She is stout grey-haired, warrior woman. She dresses in mail{{Ref|aGoT|53}} and her weapon is a spiked mace. She is dedicated to the [[old gods]], and loyal to [[House Stark]] and according to her brother, she is stubborn, short-tempered and willful.{{Ref|aGoT|70}}
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:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Maege Mormont|Images of Maege Mormont]]''
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Maege is a short, stout, grey-haired woman, and a fierce warrior. She dresses in patched ringmail, and her favored weapon is a spiked mace.{{Ref|aGoT|53}}{{ref|ASOS|14}} She is dedicated to the [[old gods]], and loyal to [[House Stark]]. According to her brother, Jeor, she is stubborn, short-tempered, and willful.{{Ref|aGoT|70}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Maege inherited the title of head of House Mormont and ruler of Bear Island, after her brother only heir Jorah Mormont, fled to the Free Cities to escape justice, after he was caught selling criminals into slavery to pay for his debts. She has worked hard to regain the family's noble name and to help the estate recover from the state of near-poverty Jorah left behind.<ref name=RpgBook/>
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Maege inherited the title of head of House Mormont and ruler of Bear Island after her brother's only heir, Jorah Mormont, fled to the [[Free Cities]] to escape justice for unlawfully selling poachers into [[slavery]] to pay for his debts. She worked hard to regain the family's noble name, and to help the estate recover from the state of near-poverty Jorah left behind.<ref name=RpgBook>[[A Game of Thrones (game)|RPG Book, Guardians of Order, 2005]]</ref>
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Maege has five daughters: her eldest and heir, [[Dacey Mormont|Dacey]]; and [[Alysane Mormont|Alysane]], [[Lyra Mormont|Lyra]], [[Jorelle Mormont|Jorelle]], and [[Lyanna Mormont|Lyanna]]. She has no sons. 
  
Maege had five daughters [[Alysane Mormont|Alysane]], [[Lyra Mormont|Lyra]], [[Jorelle Mormont|Jorelle]], [[Lyanna Mormont|Lyanna]] and her eldest, and heir, is [[Dacey Mormont|Dacey]] and no sons.
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No one knows who the father of Maege's children is, or even if she ever married.<ref name=ssm/> There are rumors that she beds with a bear;{{ref|acok|6}}{{ref|acok|8}} her daughter, Alysane, smilingly shares the same rumor, claiming that Mormont women are [[skinchanger]]s who turn into bears and find mates in the woods.{{ref|adwd|42}} Maege prefers to keep her own counsel.<ref name=ssm>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/SF_Targaryens_Valyria_Sansa_Martells_and_More SF, Targaryens, Valyria, Sansa, Martells, and More (June 26, 2001)]</ref> Nonetheless, all of Maege's daughters carry the surname "Mormont", and none appear to be considered [[bastard]]s. It is possible that Maege's husband came from a family of lower nobility than the Mormonts, or no nobility at all, in which case a woman can prefer to retain her own surname for herself and for her children.<ref name=ssm/>
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
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[[File:Maege Mormont TheMico.jpg|thumb|250px|Maege Mormont by TheMico]]
 
===''A Game of Thrones''===
 
===''A Game of Thrones''===
Lady Maege and her heir Dacey led their forces to [[Winterfell]] when [[Robb Stark]] called his banners and rode south against the Lannisters with host.{{Ref|aGoT|53}} When the northern host split at [[the Twins]], Lady Maege continued south in Robb Stark's host. Her forces signalled the springing of the trap at the [[Battle of the Whispering Wood]].{{Ref|aGoT|63}}
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Lady Maege and her heir, [[Dacey Mormont|Dacey]], lead their forces to [[Winterfell]] when [[Robb Stark]] calls his banners to ride south against the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]].{{Ref|aGoT|53}} When the northern host splits at [[the Twins]], Maege continues south in Robb's host. Her forces signal the springing of the trap at the [[Battle of the Whispering Wood]].{{Ref|aGoT|63}} After Lords [[Greatjon Umber]] and [[Rickard Karstark]] proclaim Robb to be [[King in the North]] at [[Riverrun]], Maege hails Robb as "King of Winter".{{ref|AGOT|71}}
  
Lady Mormont and her heir Dacey rode south against the Lannisters with Robb Stark, with Dacey being numbered among Robb’s battle companions and guards. Lord Commander Jeor had decided upon making a great ranging beyond the Wall, to seek out Mance Rayder and whatever dark secrets may be held there, but was murdered by his own men at Craster’s keep after the disaster at the Fist of the First Men.
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===''A Clash of Kings''===
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After the [[Battle of Oxcross]], Lady Mormont captures thousands of cattle in the [[Westerlands]] and drives them towards the [[Riverlands]]. It is not stated whether or not she manages to succeed in this task, as the passage back to the Riverlands is still held by the Lannisters.{{Ref|aCoK|39}}
  
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===''A Storm of Swords''===
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Lady Maege is among the northern lords who accompanies King Robb Stark north from [[Riverrun]] to attend the wedding of [[Edmure Tully]] at [[the Twins]]. At [[Hag's Mire]], however, she and [[Galbart Glover]] are ordered by Robb to travel to [[Seagard]]. There they are to take separate ships from Lord [[Jason Mallister]] to sail up [[the Neck]] and to search for [[Greywater Watch]] as envoys to the [[crannogmen]], in preparation for Robb's planned attack on [[ironborn]]-occupied [[Moat Cailin]]. The letters they carry will contain false commands for northern lords, however, in case they are captured by enemies.{{Ref|ASOS|45}} Maege's heir, Dacey, is one of those killed at the Twins during the [[Red Wedding]].{{Ref|ASOS|51}}
  
===''A Clash of Kings''===
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
After the [[Battle of Oxcross]], Lady Mormont captured thousands of cattle in the Westerlands and was driving them towards the [[Riverlands]].{{Ref|aCoK|39}}
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[[Alysane Mormont]] mentions her mother, Maege, when [[Asha Greyjoy]] asks about her siblings. Maege is with two of her other daughters, [[Lyra Mormont|Lyra]] and [[Jorelle Mormont|Jory]], though it is not said where, while her youngest, [[Lyanna Mormont|Lyanna]] is back on Bear Island.{{Ref|aDwD|42}}
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==Quotes about Maege==
  
===''A Storm of Swords''===
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{{Quote|You are not the only one touched by this war. Like as not, my sister is marching in [[Robb Stark|your brother]]’s host, her and those daughters of hers, dressed in men’s mail. Maege is a hoary old snark, stubborn, short-tempered, and willful. Truth be told, I can hardly stand to be around the wretched woman, but that does not mean my love for her is any less than the love you bear your half sisters.{{Ref|aGoT|70}}|[[Jeor Mormont]] to [[Jon Snow]]}}
Lady Maege was among the northern lords who accompanied Robb Stark north from [[Riverrun]] to attend the wedding of [[Edmure Tully]]. Her heir Dacey was one of those killed during the [[Red Wedding]], however, she was spared of that fater because Robb has sent her to go with Lord [[Jason Mallister]] and [[Galbart Glover]] to Seagard and sail up [[the Neck]] in search of [[Greywater Watch]], to contact the crannogmen. She also holds Robb's declaration that names his successor.
 
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
 
{{Mormont tree}}
 
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==References and Notes==
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==References==
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{{references}}
  <ref name=RpgBook>[[A Game of Thrones (game)|RPG Book, Guardians of Order, 2005]]</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 23:54, 3 May 2019

House Mormont.svg
Maege Mormont
House Mormont.svg
Emile Denis maege mormont.jpg
by Emile Denis © Fantasy Flight Games

Alias The She-Bear
Title Lady of Bear Island
Allegiance House Mormont
Culture Northmen
Born In or between 239 AC and 257 AC[1]
Issue Dacey Mormont
Alysane Mormont
Lyra Mormont
Jorelle Mormont
Lyanna Mormont
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Played by Elizabeth Barrett
TV series Season 1

Maege Mormont, known as the She-Bear, is the head of House Mormont and the Lady of Bear Island. She inherited her title from her nephew, Ser Jorah Mormont, after he fled into exile. She is the younger sister of the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jeor Mormont.[2]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Maege Mormont

Maege is a short, stout, grey-haired woman, and a fierce warrior. She dresses in patched ringmail, and her favored weapon is a spiked mace.[3][4] She is dedicated to the old gods, and loyal to House Stark. According to her brother, Jeor, she is stubborn, short-tempered, and willful.[5]

History

Maege inherited the title of head of House Mormont and ruler of Bear Island after her brother's only heir, Jorah Mormont, fled to the Free Cities to escape justice for unlawfully selling poachers into slavery to pay for his debts. She worked hard to regain the family's noble name, and to help the estate recover from the state of near-poverty Jorah left behind.[6]

Maege has five daughters: her eldest and heir, Dacey; and Alysane, Lyra, Jorelle, and Lyanna. She has no sons.

No one knows who the father of Maege's children is, or even if she ever married.[7] There are rumors that she beds with a bear;[8][9] her daughter, Alysane, smilingly shares the same rumor, claiming that Mormont women are skinchangers who turn into bears and find mates in the woods.[10] Maege prefers to keep her own counsel.[7] Nonetheless, all of Maege's daughters carry the surname "Mormont", and none appear to be considered bastards. It is possible that Maege's husband came from a family of lower nobility than the Mormonts, or no nobility at all, in which case a woman can prefer to retain her own surname for herself and for her children.[7]

Recent Events

Maege Mormont by TheMico

A Game of Thrones

Lady Maege and her heir, Dacey, lead their forces to Winterfell when Robb Stark calls his banners to ride south against the Lannisters.[3] When the northern host splits at the Twins, Maege continues south in Robb's host. Her forces signal the springing of the trap at the Battle of the Whispering Wood.[11] After Lords Greatjon Umber and Rickard Karstark proclaim Robb to be King in the North at Riverrun, Maege hails Robb as "King of Winter".[12]

A Clash of Kings

After the Battle of Oxcross, Lady Mormont captures thousands of cattle in the Westerlands and drives them towards the Riverlands. It is not stated whether or not she manages to succeed in this task, as the passage back to the Riverlands is still held by the Lannisters.[13]

A Storm of Swords

Lady Maege is among the northern lords who accompanies King Robb Stark north from Riverrun to attend the wedding of Edmure Tully at the Twins. At Hag's Mire, however, she and Galbart Glover are ordered by Robb to travel to Seagard. There they are to take separate ships from Lord Jason Mallister to sail up the Neck and to search for Greywater Watch as envoys to the crannogmen, in preparation for Robb's planned attack on ironborn-occupied Moat Cailin. The letters they carry will contain false commands for northern lords, however, in case they are captured by enemies.[14] Maege's heir, Dacey, is one of those killed at the Twins during the Red Wedding.[15]

A Dance with Dragons

Alysane Mormont mentions her mother, Maege, when Asha Greyjoy asks about her siblings. Maege is with two of her other daughters, Lyra and Jory, though it is not said where, while her youngest, Lyanna is back on Bear Island.[10]

Quotes about Maege

You are not the only one touched by this war. Like as not, my sister is marching in your brother’s host, her and those daughters of hers, dressed in men’s mail. Maege is a hoary old snark, stubborn, short-tempered, and willful. Truth be told, I can hardly stand to be around the wretched woman, but that does not mean my love for her is any less than the love you bear your half sisters.[5]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeor
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maege
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown Glover
 
Jorah
 
Lynesse Hightower
 
Dacey
 
Alysane
 
Unknown
 
Lyra
 
Jorelle
 
Lyanna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughter[16]
 
Son[16]
 


References

  1. See the Maege Mormont calculation.
  2. Maege's possible years of birth all take place after Jeor's year of birth. See the Maege Mormont calculation and the Jeor Mormont calculation for more information.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran VI.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 70, Jon IX.
  6. RPG Book, Guardians of Order, 2005
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 So Spake Martin: SF, Targaryens, Valyria, Sansa, Martells, and More (June 26, 2001)
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 6, Jon I.
  9. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 8, Tyrion II.
  10. 10.0 10.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
  11. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 63, Catelyn X.
  12. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 71, Catelyn XI.
  13. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.
  14. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
  15. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
  16. 16.0 16.1 It is currently unknown whether Alysane's children are trueborn, or bastardborn.