|Lover||Florian the Fool|
Jonquil is a legendary character from the Age of Heroes. Associated with Jonquil's Pool at Maidenpool in the riverlands, she is known known for falling in love with a knight named Florian the Fool.
According to legend, Florian first spied the fair Jonquil bathing with her sisters in a sweetwater pool. Jonquil fell in love with Florian. Jonquil's Pool is now a bathhouse said to have healing properties in the town of Maidenpool, and the town's castle contains Jonquil's Tower.
There are songs about Florian and Jonquil; "Six Maids in a Pool" may be one of them.
Singers compared the sudden marriage of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and Queen Alysanne Targaryen to the great romance of Jonquil and Florian the Fool.
During the tourney at Ashford Meadow, Ser Duncan the Tall observed Tanselle performing a puppet show of Florian and Jonquil.
Songs about Florian and Jonquil are favorites of Sansa Stark.
A Game of Thrones
Imprisoned in Maegor's Holdfast, Sansa Stark reads a favorite book of legends, including Jonquil and Florian the Fool.
A Clash of Kings
Ser Dontos Hollard claims to be Florian in his promise to get Sansa out of King's Landing, and he calls the girl his Jonquil.
There is a famous song about Florian and Jonquil which Sansa knows. She offers to sing it to Sandor Clegane but he declines.
During the Battle of the Blackwater, a harper sings beautiful, sad songs, including one about Jonquil, in the Queen's Ballroom at the Red Keep. Sandor demands the unnamed song about Florian and Jonquil when he visits Sansa's chamber, but Sansa sings him the Mother's hymn instead.
A Feast for Crows
Imprisoned in the sky cells of the Eyrie, Marillion sings of Jonquil and other sad songs.
Jonquil: You are no knight, I know you. You are Florian the Fool.
Florian: I am, my lady, As great a fool as ever lived, and as great a knight as well.Florian: Sweet lady, all men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned.
Jonquil: A fool and a knight? I have never heard of such a thing.
—puppeteers playing Jonquil and Florian, at the Ashford tourney
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 21, Jaime III.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, A Surfeit of Rulers.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 44, Sansa III.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 The Hedge Knight.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa II.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 51, Sansa IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 52, Sansa IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 60, Sansa VI.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 62, Sansa VII.