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Sansa Stark with Lady - by Carrie Best ©

Alias the sister they had lost[1]
Owner Sansa Stark
Species Direwolf
Born In 298 AC, at the north
Died In 298 AC, at Darry
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Played by Zunni
TV series Season 1

Lady is a direwolf bonded to Sansa Stark. She is the litter-mate of Grey Wind, Nymeria, Summer, Shaggydog, and Ghost.


Lady has grey fur and yellow eyes. She is the smallest of the litter.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lady is discovered by Robb Stark and Jon Snow along with the rest of her litter after her mother was killed by a stag.[3] Lady bonds with Sansa Stark and adopts her mistress's dainty manners and trusting nature.[4]

Because Arya Stark's direwolf, Nymeria, attacks Prince Joffrey Baratheon near the ruby ford, Nymeria is ordered to be killed but she cannot be found. At Darry, the spiteful Queen Cersei Lannister orders Lady to be put down instead. In spite of Sansa's protests, her father, Lord Eddard Stark, performs the execution himself, as is his custom and to spare Lady pain she might suffer if the royal executioner, Ser Ilyn Payne, performs the deed. The trusting Lady does not sense Eddard's intention and is killed with a single blow of his greatsword, Ice. Eddard orders her body to be brought north and be buried in Winterfell.[2]

Lady is buried in the lichyard at Winterfell.[5] When her bones arrives, Grey Wind, Shaggydog, and Summer all sense her death and howl mournfully. According to George R. R. Martin, the loss of her wolf has left Sansa a little adrift.[6]


The Lannister woman shall never have this skin.[2]

What was it that Jon had said? When they found the pups in the snow? "Your children were meant to have these pups, my lord." And he had killed Sansa's, and for what?[7]

Eddard Stark's thoughts

Sometimes he could sense them, though, as if they were still with him, only hidden from his sight by a boulder or a stand of trees. He could not smell them, nor hear their howls by night, yet he felt their presence at his back... all but the sister they had lost. His tail drooped when he remembered her.[1]

—thoughts of Summer