House Lynderly

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House Lynderly of the Snakewood
House Lynderly.svg
Coat of arms A black field strewn with green vipers[N 1]
(Sable, semé of snakes vert)
Seat Snakewood
Head Lord Jon Lynderly[1]
Region The Vale
Title Lord of the Snakewood[1]
Heir Terrance Lynderly[1]
Overlord House Arryn

House Lynderly of the Snakewood is a noble house from the Vale of Arryn. Their castle is Snakewood and they carry the title "Lord of the Snakewood".[1]

They blazon their arms with a black field strewn with wriggling green vipers.[2][3][N 1] Their words do not appear in the books.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

A knight wearing the green viper of the Lynderlys is present in the High Hall of the Eyrie when Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by combat to prove his innocence. He is young and is the first to offer his sword to champion Lady Lysa Arryn.[2]

A Feast for Crows

Petyr Baelish tells Sansa Stark that Lord Jon Lynderly is one of his friends. Littlefinger asks Lords Grafton and Lynderly to send each a son to ward, to become Robert Arryn's squires.[4] Lord Lynderly attends Lord Lyonel Corbray's wedding, which many of the Lords Declarant shun. Gyles Grafton and Terrance Lynderly descend to the Gates of the Moon with Robert.[5]

House Lynderly at the end of the third century

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

Of unknown relationship to the main branch:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Although the Lynderly arms are only refer to as "green serpents", they are likely vipers. Firstly, Tyrion Lannister sees a knight wearing green viper among the Vale nobility assembled in the High Hall of the Eyrie. Secondly, House Wydman derives from a tourney where their founder bested five knights from the Westerlands and Vale of Arryn. Their sigil depicts the arms of those defeated knights, and among them is a green viper.