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* '''[[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 (distant) blood ties between [[House Stark|Starks]] and [[House Karstark|Karstarks]].
 
* '''[[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]].
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*'''[[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]].
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* '''[[Harlan Hunter]]''': according to [[Petyr Baelish]], Harlan murdered his own father [[Eon Hunter]] and is also planning on murdering his elder brother [[Gilwood Hunter]].
 
* '''[[Gilwood Hunter]]''': believed to have murdered his own father [[Eon Hunter]]; but see above.
 
* '''[[Gilwood Hunter]]''': believed to have murdered his own father [[Eon Hunter]]; but see above.
 
* '''[[Theon Greyjoy]]''': named a kinslayer by some for his supposed murder of [[Bran Stark|Bran]] and [[Rickon Stark]], as he was their father's ward, although they are not his blood kin.
 
* '''[[Theon Greyjoy]]''': named a kinslayer by some for his supposed murder of [[Bran Stark|Bran]] and [[Rickon Stark]], as he was their father's ward, although they are not his blood kin.

Revision as of 20:08, 17 November 2012

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