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Euron Greyjoy
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Euron Greyjoy by Amok©
Biographical Information
Full Name Euron Greyjoy, the Third of His Name Since the Grey King
Alias Crow's Eye
Euron Crow's Eye
Titles Iron King
King of the Isles and the North
King of Salt and Rock
Son of the Sea Wind
Lord Reaper of Pyke
Captain of the Silence
Born In or between 257 AC and 268 AC[1]
Culture Ironborn
Royal House House Greyjoy
Predecessor Balon Greyjoy
Father Lord Quellon Greyjoy
Mother Lady of House Sunderly
Books A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (appears)
Played by Pilou Asbæk
TV series Season 6

Euron Greyjoy, known as Crow's Eye[2] and Euron Crow's Eye,[3] is a member of House Greyjoy and is the eldest of Lord Balon Greyjoy's younger brothers. He is captain of the Silence, a ship crewed entirely by mutes whose tongues Euron ripped out.

Euron's personal coat-of-arms is a red eye with a black pupil beneath a black iron crown supported by two crows.[4]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Euron Greyjoy

Euron is pale and handsome with black hair and a dark beard. He wears a patch over his left eye, and is nicknamed '"Crow's Eye".

According to Euron's nephew, Theon, the patch conceals a "black eye shining with malice".[5] His right eye is as blue as summer sky and is regarded as his "smiling eye". In addition, his lips are a pale blue, due to his propensity to drink shade of the evening.

Euron is a wildly unpredictable man, known for his delight in playing vicious mind games and waging psychological warfare on anyone around him. He is hated by his brothers for this reason. He is a skilled warrior and manipulator and is cunning, shrewd and ruthless.


Euron and his two eldest brothers, Balon and Victarion, convinced their father, Lord Quellon Greyjoy, to join Robert's Rebellion, and they raided the Reach late in the war. After Quellon was killed in a battle at the Mander, however, the new Lord Balon returned to the Iron Islands with his younger brothers.[3][6]

At the outset of Greyjoy's Rebellion, Euron concocted a plan to sail into Lannisport and burn the Lannister fleet at anchor. The Iron Fleet, commanded by Euron's brother Victarion Greyjoy, followed the plan and successfully destroyed the westerlands' naval force.[7]

Some time after the war, in 297 AC, Euron was sent away from the Iron Islands by Lord Balon Greyjoy as punishment for seducing or raping Victarion's salt wife, and he was warned never to return while Balon was alive. Victarion wanted to kill Euron and would have if not for the taboo against kinslaying.[3] Euron has several bastard children but does not have any regard for any of them. One such boy is ten years old with woolly hair and skin the color of mud.[8]

Euron Greyjoy with a dragon horn - by Mathia Arkoniel ©

Since Euron's banishment, the Silence has sailed, pillaged and raped all over the known world. Euron claims to have travelled to Asshai and even sailed the Smoking Sea and walked the smoking ruins of Valyria.[9] He once owned a dragon egg that he claims he tossed into the sea during one of his foul moods.[8]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Having returned to Pyke, Theon Greyjoy notes that his uncle Euron's ship, Silence, is not in the fleet gathered at Lordsport.[10][7]

A Storm of Swords

News comes to King Robb Stark via the captain of the Myraham that Euron Greyjoy returned to Pyke upon the death of his brother, King Balon Greyjoy, and claimed the Seastone Chair. Lord Sawane Botley objected to his claim and Euron had him drowned in a cask of seawater.[11]

A Feast for Crows

Aeron Greyjoy is informed that his brother, Euron, returned to the Iron Islands the day after Balon's death.[3] The timing of his return is questioned by some.[12] See also Balon Greyjoy/Theories. He claims to have reaved all over the world during his exile, including a trip to the feared ruins of Valyria. He also captured and holds hostage several warlocks of Qarth, who may have coached him in black magic.[citation needed]

At the kingsmoot at Old Wyk called by Aeron, Euron promises to conquer all of Westeros for the ironborn using dragons, which he claims he can bind to his will with the dragon horn. Although Aeron considers Euron to be a godless man, he is elected king, besting his niece Asha, Victarion, and other contenders.[9] Euron has Lord Baelor Blacktyde killed when the man refuses to accept him as his king, taking Baelor's sable cloak as a trophy.[8]

King Euron Greyjoy with Falia feasting in Oakenshield Castle - by Mathia Arkoniel ©

Euron begins raids upon the Reach. These raids are wildly successful, and Euron weakens possible rivals by giving lands and titles to key followers of theirs - as he does after Victarion's success in the Battle of the Shield Islands. However, he fails to move the ironborn beyond raiding, as they are reluctant to embark on a dangerous journey in search of dragons. Instead, Euron sends Victarion and the Iron Fleet to find Daenerys Targaryen, court her in his name, and bring her and her dragons to Westeros.[8]

A Dance with Dragons

Euron styles himself King of the Isles and the North.[13]. He gives Victarion the dragon horn to take with him to Meereen. Victarion again remembers that "Euron's gifts are poisoned" when he hears the red priest Moqorro state that those who blow the horn die.

According to Moqorro, he sees many threats to Daenerys in the flames. He can only see their shadows and claims the one that casts the most danger is:

A tall and twisted thing with one black eye and ten long arms, sailing on a sea of blood.[14]

The Winds of Winter

Euron visits his captive brother Aeron below deck in the Silence. Euron had his mutes seize Aeron after the Kingsmoot and forces his younger brother to consume Shade of the Evening, Aeron recalls how Euron used to sexually abuse him and his brother Urri when they were children. After the capture of Oakenshield Euron has Falia Flowers feed Aeron.

Aeron curses Euron when he visits again, stating if Euron kills him he will be a kinslayer. Euron laughs confessing to the astonished Aeron he has already killed three of his brothers and the gods had not cursed him yet. Harlon being the first when Euron himself was a child, later in life Euron slew his half brother Robin and Euron finally admits Balon was killed on his orders.

Aeron is later brought up from the hold of the Silence as Euron sails to meet the Redwyne Fleet, Euron had several prisoners hanged from the mast of his vessel. Aeron is shocked to see Euron wearing armor made of Valyrian steel something that no one else in the Seven kingdoms possesses and that such armor would be worth a kingdoms fortune. The revelation dawns on Aeron that Euron has indeed been to the ruins of Valyria, which Aeron believes made Euron madder. Euron orders Aeron tied naked to the prow of the Silence as he sails to meet the Redwyne Fleet, not wanting his brother to be alone, Euron has his now pregnant lover Falia tied next to Aeron, naked, bloody tears on her face, her tongue cut out. [15]

Quotes by Euron

Godless? Why, Aeron, I am the godliest man ever to raise sail! You serve one god, Damphair, but I have served ten thousand. From Ib to Asshai, when men see my sails, they pray.[12]

– Euron, to Aeron Greyjoy

We are the ironborn, and once we were conquerors. Our writ ran everywhere the sound of the waves was heard. My brother would have be content with the cold and dismal north, my niece with even less ... but I shall give you Lannisport. Highgarden. The Arbor. Oldtown. The riverlands and the Reach, the kingswood and the rainwood, Dorne and the marches, the Mountains of the Moon and the Vale of Arryn, Tarth and the Stepstones. I say we take it all! I say, we take Westeros.[9]

– Euron, at the kingsmoot

I am the storm, my lord. The first storm, and the last.[8]

– Euron, to Rodrik Harlaw

Perhaps we can fly. All of us. How will we ever know unless we leap from some tall tower? No man ever truly knows what he can do unless he dares to leap.[8]

– Euron, to Victarion Greyjoy

Quotes about Euron

Lord Balon's eldest brother had never given up the Old Way, even for a day. His Silence, with its black sails and dark red hull, was infamous in every port from Ibben to Asshai, it was said.[7]

- thoughts of Theon Greyjoy

He may be dead, and if he lives, why, he has spent so long at sea, he'd be half a stranger here. The ironborn would never seat a stranger in the Seastone Chair.[7]

- "Esgred" to Theon Greyjoy

Euron Greyjoy is no man’s notion of a king, if half of what Theon said of him was true.[11]

Robb Stark to his bannermen

Balon was mad, Aeron is madder, and Euron is the maddest of them all.[8]

Baelor Blacktyde to Victarion Greyjoy

Euron's gifts are poisoned.[8]

– thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy


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References and Notes

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