Lion Gate

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The Lion Gate is one of the seven huge gates that surround the huge walls of King's Landing. It is located near the center of the southwest wall. The Goldroad to Lannisport in Westerlands starts at the Lion Gate.

History

In the reign of Maegor I Targaryen, Maegor had his own wife and queen, Alys Harroway, tortured to death and executed. Following her death, Alys's body was cut into seven parts and mounted on spikes above each of the seven gates of the city, one of which was above the Lion Gate.[1][2]

During the Regency of Aegon III, the Hand of the King, Tyland Lannister ordered the city gates to be strengthened so they could better resist attacks from within the city walls.[3]

Ser Adrian Thorne was the Captain of the Lion Gate before becoming the Commander of the City Watch in 135 AC.[4]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

After the funeral of Tywin Lannister, Gyles Rosby tells Cersei Lannister that he has hired a master stonecarver to sculpt a statue of Lord Tywin to stand eternal vigil by the Lion Gate.[5]

Jaime Lannister thinks it would have been more appropriate if the procession returning Tywin Lannister's body to Casterly Rock had departed through the Lion Gate rather than the Gate of the Gods.[6]

References

  1. The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  3. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  4. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.