Elinor Costayne

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Elinor Costayne, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice & Fire

Alias Black Bride
Title Lady
Allegiance House Costayne
House Bolling
House Targaryen
Culture Reachmen
Born In 28 AC[1]
Spouse 1st: Ser Theo Bolling
2nd: King Maegor I Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)

Lady Elinor Costayne was a member of House Costayne and one of the many brides of King Maegor I Targaryen. Along with Lady Jeyne Westerling and Princess Rhaena Targaryen, she was one of the so-called "Black Brides".[2]


Elinor was married to Ser Theo Bolling and had already given her husband three children. Theo was arrested by knights of the Kingsguard, accused of conspiring with Queen Alyssa Velaryon to place her son, Prince Jaehaerys, on the throne, and was executed. After seven days of mourning, Elinor was summoned to wed Maegor. She became pregnant and gave birth to a stillborn abomination said to have been born eyeless and with small wings. She was one of the two wives who survived the king.[2][3]


  1. See the Elinor Costayne calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  3. The Sons of the Dragon.