Maggy the Frog

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Maggy - by Matt Olson

Alias(es) Maggy the Frog
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
The potential queens? Myrcella, Margaery, Cersei, Dany, and Sansa – by Achen089 ©

Maggy, better known as Maggy the Frog, was a fortune teller from Lannisport. Her true name has been forgotten, while "Maggy" was likely a bastardization of the word "Maegi".


See also: Images of Maggy

Maggy is squat and warty, with crusty yellow eyes, no teeth, and pale green jowls.[1]


Maggy came to Lannisport as a young woman, brought by her husband who had been trading spices in the East. Their son was the founder of House Spicer.[2]

As a girl, Cersei Lannister sought Maggy after hearing rumours about her magical powers. Cersei and her friends Jeyne Farman and Melara Hetherspoon went to her during the tourney for King Aerys II's visit to the Westerlands, at which Cersei became enamoured of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.

Jeyne fled the scene at the sight of Maggy's yellow eyes. Maggy initially refused to tell the futures of the remaining girls, but grudgingly agreed faced with Cersei's threats. She allowed Cersei three questions and made the prophecy of the valonqar (High Valyrian for "little brother"), which haunted Cersei thereafter. When Melara took her turn, Maggy predicted that she would die young, and hinted that it would be by Cersei's hand. Dissatisfied, Cersei threw a jar of potion into Maggy's eyes and fled, leaving Maggy to curse them both.[3][4][1]


Cersei's queenship

A younger, more beautiful queen will be Cersei's undoing.

Cersei: When will I wed the prince?
Maggy: Never. You will wed the king.
Cersei: I will be queen, though?
Maggy: Aye. Queen you shall be... until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.[3]

Cersei's children

Cersei will outlast her children and die by the hands of "the valonqar".

Cersei: Will the king and I have children?
Maggy: Oh, aye. Six-and-ten for him, and three for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds, she said. And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.

Melara's death

Melara will fall down a well, on the same night. The prophecy came true.

Melara: Will I marry Jaime?
Maggy: Not Jaime, nor any other man, Worms will have your maidenhead. Your death is here tonight, little one. Can you smell her breath? She is very close.


Piss on your prophecy, old woman.[5]

Cersei Lannister's thoughts

I would never have gone into that tent if not for them. I would never have allowed Maggy the Frog to taste my morrows in a drop of blood.[6]

Cersei Lannister's thoughts

References and Notes