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* '''[[Gregor Clegane]]''': is rumored to have murdered his own father and sister.
 
* '''[[Gregor Clegane]]''': is rumored to have murdered his own father and sister.
 
* '''[[Ramsay Bolton]]''': his own father, [[Roose Bolton]], suspects he poisoned his half-brother [[Domeric Bolton|Domeric]], Roose's trueborn son.
 
* '''[[Ramsay Bolton]]''': his own father, [[Roose Bolton]], suspects he poisoned his half-brother [[Domeric Bolton|Domeric]], Roose's trueborn son.
* '''[[Stannis Baratheon]]''': for killing his brother [[Renly Baratheon]] with a shadow assassin (although it could have been [[Melisandre]] who is solely responsible for Renly's murder). When the shade of [[Renly Baratheon]] appears during the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] - actually Ser [[Garlan Tyrell]] wearing the dead Renly's armor - many men believe that the ghost of Renly returned to get revenge on his kinslaying brother.
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* '''[[Stannis Baratheon]]''': for killing his brother [[Renly Baratheon]] with a shadow assassin (although it could have been [[Melisandre]] who is solely responsible for Renly's murder, as Stannis has consistently denied knowledge of it). When the shade of [[Renly Baratheon]] appears during the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] - actually Ser [[Garlan Tyrell]] wearing the dead Renly's armor - many men believe that the ghost of Renly returned to get revenge on his kinslaying brother.
 
* '''[[Craster]]''': for sacrificing his male children to the [[Others]].
 
* '''[[Craster]]''': for sacrificing his male children to the [[Others]].
* '''[[Robb Stark]]''': when preparing to execute [[Rickard Karstark]], per [[Eddard Stark]]'s custom that the man who passes the sentence should also swing the sword, Karstark calls Robb a kinslayer due to the blood ties between [[House Stark|Starks]] and [[House Karstark|Karstarks]].
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* '''[[Robb Stark]]''': when preparing to execute [[Rickard Karstark]], per [[Eddard Stark]]'s custom that the man who passes the sentence should also swing the sword, Karstark calls Robb a kinslayer due to the (distant) blood ties between [[House Stark|Starks]] and [[House Karstark|Karstarks]].
 
*'''[[Euron Greyjoy]]''': Is suspected of hiring an assassin, probably a [[Faceless Man]], to kill his older brother [[Balon Greyjoy]].
 
*'''[[Euron Greyjoy]]''': Is suspected of hiring an assassin, probably a [[Faceless Man]], to kill his older brother [[Balon Greyjoy]].
 
* '''[[Harlan Hunter]]''': According to [[Petyr Baelish]], Harlan murdered his own father [[Eon Hunter]] and is also planning on murdering his elder brother [[Gilwood Hunter]].
 
* '''[[Harlan Hunter]]''': According to [[Petyr Baelish]], Harlan murdered his own father [[Eon Hunter]] and is also planning on murdering his elder brother [[Gilwood Hunter]].

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Kinslaying is a great taboo in Westeros. When a member of family kills a relation he/she is dubbed a Kinslayer. Any individual who slays a member of their own family is believed to be cursed by the gods. Many Lords and smallfolk believe this and thus those who slay their own blood are usually looked down upon or shunned. There is a saying...

"Old Gods or New, it makes no matter, No man is so accursed as the Kinslayer"[1].

Sometimes in extreme circumstances Kinslayers are even executed as punishment for their deeds.

People accused or suspected of kinslaying

Historical Kinslayers or suspected of Kinslaying

See also

Customs for additional information on customs and traditions of Westeros.

References and Notes