House Liddle

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House Liddle
House Liddle.svg
Coat of arms Per pale white and green, a fir tree line between, three brown pinecones on the white
(Per pale sapiné argent and vert, in dexter three pinecones brunâtre)
Seat In the northern mountains
Head Lord Torren Liddle[1]
Region North
Heir Morgan Liddle[2]

House Liddle is the formal name given to the Liddles, one of the northern mountain clans in the north. They inhabit the high mountains north of the wolfswood.[3] The chief of the clan is known as "The Liddle", although at Winterfell he is given the treatment of "Lord Liddle".

Their arms are per pale white and green, a fir tree line between, three brown pinecones on the white.[4] Their motto does not appear in the books.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Bran Stark recalls there are some Liddles living in the high places during his journey to the Wall with Hodor, Meera, and Jojen Reed. They meet a man from the mountain clans whom Bran identifies as a Liddle because of the pinecone-shaped gold and bronze clasp fastening his cloak. The Liddle shares oatcakes, blood sausage, and ale, without asking their names nor giving his.[3]

Maester Aemon sends ravens to most of the noble houses from the north asking for help to fight the wildlings at Castle Black, including the Liddles.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Morgan Liddle joins the army of King Stannis Baratheon and participates in the fight by Deepwood Motte.[6] He later apologizes to Asha Greyjoy for cursing at her during the battle.[7]

House Liddle at the end of the third century

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


One day there would be Starks in Winterfell again, he told himself, and then he'd send for the Liddles and pay them back a hundredfold for every nut and berry.[3]

—thoughts of Bran Stark

Behind the Scenes

Big Liddle, Middle Liddle, and Little Liddle are probably references by George R. R. Martin to Liddell & Scott, a standard lexicographic work of Ancient Greek, which was published in three sizes called "The Big Liddell", "The Middle Liddell" and "The Little Liddell".