The Merling King or merling king is a god associated with places near the narrow sea.
Ursula Upcliff of Witch Isle, who is said to have been a sorceress, called herself bride of the Merling King during the coming of the Andals to the Vale.
The Velaryons claim they received the Driftwood Throne from the Merling King to conclude a pact.
There is a statue of the god commonly visited by sailors in the House of Black and White in Braavos, and the Merling King is a Braavosi galley named after him.
There is a rock formation in Blackwater Bay called the spears of the merling king.
The helm of Ser Marlon Manderly of White Harbor depicts the head of the merling king.