|Coat of arms||
Three blue beetles, on a gold field|
(Or, three beetles azure)
House Bettley is a noble house from the Westerlands. They blazon their arms with three blue beetles on gold.
A Clash of Kings
The Bettley colors are spotted by Arya Stark among Tywin Lannister's army as it leaves Harrenhal.
A Feast for Crows
One of the guardsmen at the gates of Maidenpool wears the blue beetle of House Bettley when Brienne of Tarth arrives at the town.
The banner of House Bettley is seen among those that escort the corpse of Lord Tywin Lannister back to Casterly Rock. Afterward, Ser Jaime Lannister spots Ser Jon Bettley riding at a quintain in the yard of the Red Keep.
Beardless Jon is part of the force that marches north from King's Landing to end the siege of Riverrun. After the fall of Riverrun, Jon sets off with Ser Lyle Crakehall to hunt outlaws near Darry.
Brienne of Tarth and her companions see the corpses of the perpetrators of the raid on Saltpans hanged from trees. Among the dead is a man with a bettles badge sewn on his breast, presumably a Bettley man-at-arms who became a broken man during the War of the Five Kings.
House Bettley at the end of the third century
The known Bettleys during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Ser Jon Bettley, known as Beardless Jon.
- His homely wife.
Behind the Scenes
The sigil of House Bettley is a reference by George R. R. Martin to the comic book character Blue Beetle.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 38, Arya VIII.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 37, Brienne VII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
- ↑ The Citadel: Are there any nods to other works in the series?