King of the Giants

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King of the Giants is a title used by some men of the Seven Kingdoms for leaders of giants. Free folk do not believe that giants have kings, however.[1]


Maester Yandel writes that the giants of the Dawn Age had no kings or lords.[2]

Tales of the north claim the Great Barrow at Barrowton contains the grave of the First King of the First Men or, because of the hill's size, the grave of a King of the Giants.[3]

Songs claim that Durran the Dour slew Lun the Last, King of the Giants, at the Battle of Crookwater in the stormlands.[4]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

When Jon Snow asks if Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg is a king, Tormund explains that giants have no kings.[1] After Mag the Mighty and Donal Noye slay each other during the battle beneath the Wall, Jon continues to think of Mag as the king of the giants.[5][6]


Giants have no kings, no more'n mammoths do, nor snow bears, nor the great whales o' the grey sea.[1]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 15, Jon II.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Dawn Age.
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Durrandon.
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 64, Jon VIII.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 76, Jon XI.