Goren Greyjoy

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Goren Greyjoy
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Title Lord of the Iron Islands
Lord Reaper of Pyke
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Culture Ironborn
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)

Lord Goren Greyjoy of Pyke was the Lord of the Iron Islands and Lord Reaper of Pyke during the final years of the reign of Aegon I Targaryen, and the reign of Aenys I Targaryen.


In 33 AC, Goren succeeded his father, Lord Vickon Greyjoy. Not long after, he easily put down a clumsy conspiracy which attepted to crown Qhorin Volmark's son in Goren's.[1]

In 37 AC, King Aenys I Targaryen succeeded Aegon I Targaryen on the Iron Throne. Among the multiple rebellions which broke out in the realm, one took place on the Iron Islands, where a man claiming to be Lodos the priest-king, returned at last from the watery halls of the Drowned God, led many of the Drowned Men to incite revolt. Goren was quick to deal with this rebel. He descended on Old Wyk and Great Wyk, where most of Lodos's followers could be found, with a hundred longships and put thousands of them to the sword. Further, sent King Aenys Lodos's head pickled in brine. In return, Aenys granted Goren any boon within his power to give. Wanting to prove himself a true son of the Drowned God (despite just putting down a rebellion led by one of his priests), Goren requested permission to expel the septons and septas who had come to the Iron Islands since Aegon's Conquest, preaching the Faith of the Seven. Aenys was unable to refuse.[2][3]


  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Greyjoys of Pyke.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  3. The Sons of the Dragon.