House Santagar

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House Santagar of Spottswood
House Santagar.svg
Coat of arms A spotted leopard with a golden axe, over a per bend sinister blue and white field
(Per bend sinister azure and argent, a leopard rampant Or spotted sable bearing an axe of the third)
Seat Spottswood
Lord Ser Symon Santagar
Region Dorne
Title Knight of Spottswood[1]
Heir Sylva Santagar
Overlord House Martell
Founded Andal Invasion[2]

House Santagar of Spottswood is a house of landed knights from Spottswood in Dorne.[1] They are one of the main houses sworn to Sunspear.[3]

Neither their arms or their motto appear in the books. In a semi-canon source they blazon their arms with a spotted leopard with a golden axe, over a per bend sinister blue and white field.[4]


The Santagars were adventuring Andals who formed their own kingdom in Dorne during the Andal Invasion.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Rodrik Cassel asks Ser Aron Santagar about the knife used in the murder attempt on Bran Stark.[5] Aron is considered by Rodrik a vain man, but honest. Aron rides in the Tourney of the Hand. After tilting thrice without result against Lothor Brune, he falls to Lord Jason Mallister.[6]

A Clash of Kings

Aron escorts the royal retinue that is attacked by the smallfolk of King's Landing after the sailing of Princess Myrcella Baratheon to Dorne. The angry mob pulls him from his saddle and bashes his head with a stone. After the riot of King's Landing, Aron's body is barely recognizable[7].

A Feast for Crows

Sylva Santagar is one of Princess Arianne Martell's friends. She joins in Arianne's conspiracy to crown Myrcella and is caught with the other conspirators. She receives no punishment from Prince Doran Martell, but Lady Sylva's father, Ser Symon Santagar, sends her away to marry the very old Lord Eldon Estermont.[8] Arianne believes that House Santagar does not have the power to intimidate Doran.[9]

House Santagar at the end of the third century

The known Santagars during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

Without specified familial relationship with the main branch, other Santagars include:


Historical Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Andals Arrive.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  4. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
  6. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
  9. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  10. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Queer Customs of the South.