Nagga's Cradle

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Nagga's Cradle separates Old Wyk from Great Wyk

Nagga's Cradle is a bay between the coasts of Old Wyk and Great Wyk in the Iron Islands.[1] It is considered holy due to its proximity to Nagga's Hill, which lies on a hill in southern Old Wyk overlooking the bay.[2] The bay is named after the legendary Nagga.

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Aeron Greyjoy calls for a kingsmoot after the death of his eldest brother, Balon Greyjoy, King of the Isles and the North.[3]

Lord Captain Victarion Greyjoy leads the Iron Fleet into Nagga's Cradle and sets anchor in the bay. Feasting tents are raised between the tideline and Nagga's Hill in preparation of the kingsmoot on Old Wyk.[2] Euron Greyjoy is chosen by the assembled ironborn as Balon's successor.[4]

King Euron has the Iron Fleet close the bay after being crowned. When Lord Baelor Blacktyde tries to sail back to Blacktyde, his Nightflyer is seized and Euron has him executed.[4]

Chapters that take place at Nagga's Cradle


The wind was blowing from the north as the Iron Victory came round the point and entered the holy bay called Nagga's Cradle.[2]

—thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy


  1. The World of Ice & Fire, Map of the Iron Islands.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.