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This article provides listing of all known animal types from ASOIAF world-- animals which are directly referenced in the text, or appear on the coats of arms. Most of the animals inhabiting the world are very similar to those in the real world Earth.

Special, Strange and Fabled Animals

  • Aurochs - Large relatives of the bull. They are frequently used as a symbol of size, strength, and stupidity. An aurochs was used as a mount by the mythical Clarence Crabb as a display of his prowess.
  • Bloodflies - Found in the east, they are bee-sized bloodsuckers.
  • Centaurs - Are believed in, existing in myths and legend.
  • Direwolves - Relatives of the wolf, but unlike their real-world equivalent, they are much larger and stronger than regular wolves. The are capable of reaching the size of a pony when fully grown. They are almost never seen south of the Wall.
  • Dragons - Ferocious, magical creatures, dragons are not native to Westeros, but were brought to the continent by the Targaryens. They died out over one hundred years ago, and are thought to be extinct by the people of Westeros.
  • Hellhounds - supernatural dogs, found in folklore.
  • Krakens - Huge squids said to be able to pull down whaling ships. They are largely considered a myth.
  • Lizard-lions - Massive, swamp-dwelling reptiles found in the Neck, these creatures are most likely large crocodilians.
  • Manticores - Small poisonous creatures from the islands of the Jade Sea, its sting is fatal to humans.
  • Ravens - Physically similar to common ravens of Earth, ravens in Westeros are used to carry messages between castles. The maester of each castle usually tends to its stock of ravens. Maesters raise a breed of large, white ravens[1] at the Citadel that are said to be more intelligent. Ravens sometimes imitate human speech like parrots.
  • Shadowcats - Large predatory cats with black fur and white stripes who seem to be native to mountainous regions. Their pelts are prized.
  • Sphinxes - Mythical creatures, with the body of an animal and the head of a human.
  • Unicorns - Large goat-like animals, with a long single horn on its head. Believed to live on Skagos.
  • Wyverns A wyvern is a legendary winged creature with a dragon's head, reptilian body, two legs (sometimes none), and a barbed tail.
  • Zorses - Black and white-striped horses, most likely similar to zebras, brought over and used as mounts by some foreigners in Westeros.

Domesticated

All Mammals

  • Black Mastiffs[9]

All Birds

All Fish and Marine Life

All Reptiles, Insects, and Miscellaneous


References and Notes

  1. A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 29, Tyrion VII.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 70, Jon IX.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 5, Jon I.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 15, Sansa I.
  7. 7.0 7.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 29, Arya V.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 A Feast for Crows, Prologue.
  11. 11.0 11.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
  12. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 4, Brienne I.
  13. 13.0 13.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 31, Tyrion IV.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 A Game of Thrones, Prologue.
  15. 15.0 15.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  16. 16.0 16.1 A Storm of Swords, Prologue.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 The Hedge Knight.
  18. 18.0 18.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 23, Jon III.
  19. 19.0 19.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39, Arya VII.
  20. 20.0 20.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn VI.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 16, Sansa II.
  22. 22.0 22.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 62, Tyrion VIII.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 24, Bran IV.
  24. 24.0 24.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 41, Jon V.
  25. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  26. Bad reference param1.
  27. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 56, Tyrion VII.
  28. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 36, Daenerys IV.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 The Sworn Sword.
  30. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 65, Arya XII.
  31. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn VI.
  32. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 25, Eddard V.
  33. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard XIII.
  34. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
  35. 35.0 35.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 50, Theon IV.
  36. 36.0 36.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 37, Bran V.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
  38. 38.0 38.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys VI.
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 23, Daenerys III.
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 25, Brienne V.
  42. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 33, Eddard VIII.
  43. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 35, Bran V.
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
  45. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 20, Catelyn III.
  46. 46.0 46.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa II.
  47. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
  48. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 57, Daenerys V.
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 13, Jon II.
  50. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 9, Arya III.
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran VI.
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 9, Bran I.
  55. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
  56. 56.0 56.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 15, Jon II.
  57. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon I.
  58. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 16, Eddard III.
  59. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
  60. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 11, Jaime II.
  61. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 11, Daenerys II.
  62. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
  63. 63.0 63.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
  65. 65.0 65.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
  66. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
  67. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
  68. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  70. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 22, Arya IV.
  71. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 8, Tyrion II.
  72. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 1, Jaime I.
  73. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 8, Bran II.
  74. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 63, Catelyn X.
  75. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  76. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.
  77. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 54, Tyrion XII.
  78. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  79. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
  80. 80.00 80.01 80.02 80.03 80.04 80.05 80.06 80.07 80.08 80.09 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 22, Arya II.
  81. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 27, Daenerys III.
  82. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
  83. 83.0 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 20, Tyrion V.
  84. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.
  85. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 2, Daenerys I.
  86. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
  87. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  88. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa I.
  89. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 53, Tyrion VI.
  90. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 23, Daenerys II.
  91. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 14, Arya IV.
  92. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 21, Bran III.
  93. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 5, Davos I.
  94. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
  95. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 26, Samwell III.
  96. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 6, Arya I.
  97. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
  98. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
  99. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.