House Codd

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House Codd
House Codd.svg
Words Though All Men Do Despise Us
Head Unknown
Region Iron Islands
Overlord House Greyjoy

House Codd is a noble house from the Iron Islands. Their motto is "Though All Men Do Despise Us."[1][2] Their sigil depicts a silver codfish.[3]

The Codds are not a well-regarded house among the ironborn.[4] Descended from thralls and salt wives,[1] their men are thought to be thieves and cowards and their women "wantons" who practice incest with their fathers and brothers.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Left-Hand Lucas Codd attaches himself to Euron Greyjoy when Euron declares himself King of the Iron Islands. The Codds attend the kingsmoot, though they are generally looked upon with disdain by decent men, according to Victarion Greyjoy. Lucas is listed as one of Euron's supporters at the kingsmoot. Eldred Codd plays the finger dance with Qarl the Maid and loses during the kingsmoot.

Lucas is among those feasting in the hall of Lord Hewett's castle after the Battle of the Shield Islands. He wears a tapestry he tore from the wall. After the feast he rapes one of Lord Humfrey Hewett's daughters.

A Dance with Dragons

Dagon Codd is one of the many members of House Codd left to defend Moat Cailin when Victarion departs. Dagon is killed by Adrack Humble for refusing to accept Ramsay Bolton's terms of surrender offered by Theon Greyjoy.[3]

House Codd at the end of the third century

The known Codds during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:


The Codds were not well regarded in the Iron Islands; the men were said to be thieves and cowards, the women wantons who bedded with their own fathers and brothers. It did not surprise him that his uncle had chosen to leave these men behind when the Iron Fleet went home.

Theon Greyjoy's thoughts at Moat Cailin


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  2. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.