Elenei daughter of the gods
|Born||In Age of Heroes|
|Died||In Storm's End|
|Spouse(s)||King Durran Godsgrief|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
According to legend, in the Age of Heroes, the first Storm King, Durran Godsgrief, won the love of fair Elenei. She gave her maidenhead to him, committing herself to a mortal life. Her divine parents forbade their love, but Durran and Elenei wed despite them. The gods' wrath was terrible to behold, destroying Durran's keep on his wedding night, killing all his family and guests. Elenei protected Durran from the storm, however. Enraged, Durran declared war on the gods, who replied by hammering his kingdom with massive storms. Each time Durran built a castle to face the sea, the gods destroyed it.
Refusing to return Elenei to the sea, King Durran persisted building larger and more powerful fortifications, until finally, the seventh castle stayed in place and resisted the storms of Shipbreaker Bay. Some believe this is because the children of the forest took a hand in its construction; others believe that a young boy who grew up to be Bran the Builder advised Durran on its construction. The truth of the matter is unknown.