House Codd

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House Codd
House Codd 2.svg
Though All Men Do Despise Us
Coat of arms A silver codfish
(A codfish argent)
Head Unknown
Region Iron Islands
Overlord House Greyjoy

House Codd is a noble house from the Iron Islands. Their motto is "Though All Men Do Despise Us."[1][2] Their sigil depicts a silver codfish, with the color of the field currently unknown.[3]

The Codds are not a well-regarded house among the ironborn;[4] their men are thought to be thieves and cowards and their women "wantons" who practice incest with their fathers and brothers.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Left-Hand Lucas attaches himself to Euron Greyjoy when Euron declares himself King of the Iron Islands.[1] The Codds attend the kingsmoot on Old Wyk; Eldred Codd plays the finger dance with Qarl the Maid and loses during the festivities.[4] Lucas supports Euron during the choosing, and he takes the dragon horn from Cragorn after it is blown.[5]

Lucas is among those feasting in the hall of Lord Hewett's castle after the taking of the Shields. He wears a tapestry he tore from the wall. After the feast he rapes one of Lord Humfrey Hewett's daughters.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

Dagon Codd is one of the many members of House Codd left to defend Moat Cailin when Victarion departs for the kingsmoot. Dagon is killed by Adrack Humble for refusing to accept the terms of surrender offered by Theon Greyjoy on behalf of Ramsay Bolton.[3]

Bloodless Tom sails with the Iron Fleet to Slaver's Bay.[7]

House Codd at the end of the third century

The known Codds during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:


Asha: The Codds ... do you know their words?
Tristifer: Though All Men Do Despise Us, but if they catch you in those nets of theirs, you'll be as dead as if they had been dragonlords.[1]

The Codds were there, though every decent man despised them.[4]

—thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy

It did not surprise him that his uncle had chosen to leave these men behind when the Iron Fleet went home.[3]

—thoughts of Theon Greyjoy


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  2. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.