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King '''Erreg''', better known as '''Erreg the Kinslayer''', was an [[Andal]] king.
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'''Erreg the Kinslayer''' was a legendary [[Andal]] king.
  
 
==History==
 
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Crowned by a grove of giant weirwoods, ancient as any that had been seen in the [[Seven Kingdoms]], [[High Heart]] was still the abode of the [[children of the forest|children]] and their greenseers. When the [[Andal]] king Erreg the Kinslayer surrounded the hill, the children emerged to defend it, calling down clouds of ravens and armies of wolves . . . or so the legend tells us. Yet neither tooth nor talon was a match for the steel axes of the Andals, who slaughtered the greenseers, the beasts, and the [[First Men]] alike, and raised beside the High Heart a hill of corpses half again as high . . . or so the singers would
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According to song, King Erreg attacked [[High Heart]], a place sacred to the [[children of the forest]] of the [[riverlands]] and protected by [[First Men]] river kings. Erreg's men killed the children and First Men, and then cut down the hill's [[weirwood]] grove.{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: The Arrival of the Andals}} It is believed by [[smallfolk]] that High Heart is still haunted by the dead children.{{ref|aSoS|22}}
have us believe.{{ref|twoiaf| The Riverlands}} It is believed by the smallfolk that High Heart is still haunted by the dead children.{{ref|aSoS|22}}
 
  
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In contrast to the legend, ''[[True History]]'' insists that the children of the forest had already abandoned the riverlands before the [[Andal invasion]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands}} Archmaester [[Perestan]] suggests in ''[[A Consideration of History]]'' that "Erreg" was not a given name but corruption of an Andal title. Perestan suggests this unnamed chieftain who attacked High Heart did so on behalf of a [[river king]]'s rival.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands}}
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Latest revision as of 17:02, 18 February 2020

Erreg
Alias(es) Erreg the Kinslayer
Title(s) King
Race Andal
Culture(s) Andal
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)

Erreg the Kinslayer was a legendary Andal king.

History

According to song, King Erreg attacked High Heart, a place sacred to the children of the forest of the riverlands and protected by First Men river kings. Erreg's men killed the children and First Men, and then cut down the hill's weirwood grove.[1] It is believed by smallfolk that High Heart is still haunted by the dead children.[2]

In contrast to the legend, True History insists that the children of the forest had already abandoned the riverlands before the Andal invasion.[3] Archmaester Perestan suggests in A Consideration of History that "Erreg" was not a given name but corruption of an Andal title. Perestan suggests this unnamed chieftain who attacked High Heart did so on behalf of a river king's rival.[3]

References

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Arrival of the Andals.
  2. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 22, Arya IV.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands.