Meera Reed

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Meera Reed
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Meera and Jojen Reed by Amok ©
Meera and Jojen Reed by Amok©

Allegiance House Reed
Culture crannogmen
Born In 283 AC[1]Greywater Watch[2]
Father Howland Reed
Mother Jyana

Played by Ellie Kendrick
TV series Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 6 | Season 7

Meera Reed is a member of House Reed. She is Lord Howland Reed's daughter and oldest child; her younger brother is Jojen Reed. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones she is portrayed by Ellie Kendrick.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Meera Reed

As is typical of crannogmen, Meera is short and slim.[3] She has long brown hair knotted behind her head,[3] green eyes,[4] and small breasts.[3][4]

Meera has a cheerful disposition, in contrast to her more sullen brother, Jojen,[4] and she is respectful[5] and protective.[6][7]

Meera wears worn lambskin breeches and a sleeveless jerkin with bronze scales.[3] She wields a woven net, a long bronze knife, a three-pronged frog spear, a rusted iron greathelm, and a round leathern shield.[3] Meera is a fine hunter and fisher, able to easily spear fish.[8] She has been taught by her father, Lord Howland Reed, to fight with net and spear.[5] The young woman is agile and quick to alert.[9]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Meera in the crypt of Winterfell by Tiziano Baracchi © Fantasy Flight Games

In the middle of the harvest feast at Winterfell, Meera and her brother, Jojen, arrive to pledge House Reed's support to Winterfell and the new King in the North, Robb Stark, after the death of his father, Lord Eddard Stark. The siblings recite their oath to Robb's younger brother, Bran Stark, and Bran later dreams of the Reeds meeting Summer and Shaggydog, the direwolves of Bran and his brother Rickon, in the godswood of Winterfell.[3]

Later, Meera defeats Summer using a net and frog spear. Bran claims that Summer won, but Jojen points out that Summer is tangled up in the net and cannot escape. Bran learns Meera was taught by her father, Lord Howland Reed, instead of a master-at-arms, and she invites him to visit Greywater Watch.[5]

Bran tells Meera and Jojen about his wolf dreams and the three-eyed crow, while Jojen reveals he has dreamed the sea will come to Winterfell. When Bran tells them that Maester Luwin thinks that it should be possible to change the dreams, Meera agrees. She gets angry with her brother when Jojen tells them that what he sees always comes true. Jojen reveals that he has seen the bodies of Bran and Rickon at the feet of the man they call Reek, who is skinning off their faces with a knife. Meera states that she could go down to the dungeons and kill Reek, but Jojen tells her she will not succeed; the jailers would stop her and would not believe her if she tried to explain.[10]

After the capture of Winterfell by the ironborn, the Reed siblings and Bran are held hostage by Theon Greyjoy, who calls himself Prince of Winterfell.[6] Meera protects Rickon when Stygg kills Mikken,[6] and Theon ponders if the girl is still a maiden.[11] After Osha, Hodor, the direwolves, and the Reed and Stark siblings vanish from the castle, Theon and Reek hunt for them in the wolfswood to no avail.[11]

Meera and her companions have secretly hid in the crypt of Winterfell, however, and they survive the sack of Winterfell when the castle is attacked by Ramsay Snow.[12][7] Before leaving, Meera takes the sword from the tomb of Lord Rickard Stark. In the godswood, the dying Luwin advises Osha to split the Stark children up to make them harder to find. Osha decides to take Rickon with her, while Jojen says that he and Meera will take Bran. After they separate, Jojen tells the others that their road is north.[7]

A Storm of Swords

Jojen Reed and Meera cooking dinner by mustamirri ©

Meera has been hunting for the group as they move north and is their main food provider, mainly catching fish and frogs. They camp in a place they call Tumbledown Tower, but Jojen tells them that they need to move on. Meera eventually agrees with Jojen, but gives the choice to Bran, saying he is their prince and they will do what he tells them to do. Bran finally decides to go north.[4] Bran often watches as Meera spears fish, admiring her speed and precision. As they travel on, food becomes harder to find, even for Summer. Jojen insists that they keep away from roads because there will encounter travelers who will spread tales about a giant, a cripple boy, and a wolf.[4]

When the weather turns bad in the northern mountains, Summer finds them a cave where a Liddle shares his food and warns that the kingsroad has become more dangerous. In the morning the man is gone, but he left some food for them.[8] Meera comforts Bran when the boy worries that Old Nan has been killed. As they move on, Bran tells the Reeds that both he and Hodor like stories about knights. Meera then tells a story about the Knight of the Laughing Tree and a crannogman, likely Howland Reed, at a great tourney in the year of the false spring.[8]

They eventually take refuge from a storm at the holdfast of Queenscrown in the New Gift, but they detect men in the village, one of whom turns out to be Jon Snow traveling with wildlings. As a warg, Bran enters Summer and attacks the wildlings going after Jon. The direwolf kills three of them, but takes an arrow to the shoulder.[13][14] The group waits until the next day to leave after the wildlings are gone. Summer, who had slunk off to nurse his wounds, finally returns, and Meera removes the arrow and treats the wound.[9]

They arrive at the Nightfort, the castle in Jojen's green dream. The surefooted Meera climbs to the top of the Wall to get a look at the other side while the boys search the buildings. They decide to sleep that night in the kitchen because it would provide some protection. When they hear something coming from a well, Meera traps it in her net and sticks him with her frog spear. When the fire is stoked up they see a girl, Gilly, with a baby and Samwell Tarly. Sam tells him that they came through the Black Gate, a passage as old as the Wall. Sam will have to take them back because only a man sworn to the Night's Watch can open the gate. Sam explains his group was aided by Coldhands, who was dressed in the black of the Night's Watch, but pale. Meera, Jojen, Hodor and Bran go through the Black Gate.[9]

A Dance with Dragons

Meera Reed by Elia Fernandez©

Coldhands escorts Meera's group beyond the Wall, and they are take shelter in an abandoned wildling village while Coldhands deals with a threat. The group discusses the nature of Coldhands, deciding that he is not alive. Meera does not trust him.[15] Meera protects her weakened brother Jojen from the cold.[15]

When the group is ambushed by wights near the entrance of the cave of the three-eyed crow, Meera jabs at them with her spear to keep them away. Bran takes control of Hodor and attacks the wights, and Meera defends the giant man when a wight claws at him. Leaf, one of the children of the forest, fends off the wights, allowing Hodor to carry Jojen and Meera to rescue Bran's crippled body. Inside the cave, the group meet the remaining children and the three-eyed crow.[16]

Bran learns about being a greenseer from the three-eyed crow, who calls himself Brynden.[17] Bran and Meera make up names for the children they meet. Jojen falls into a resigned depression, and a fretting Meera struggles to keep their spirits up.[17] Bran thinks he might be falling in love with Meera,[16] and he considers entering Hodor's mind so he could comfort her.[17]

Quotes by Meera

Meera: Up and down, then down and up. Then up and down again. I hate these stupid mountains of yours, Prince Bran.
Bran: Yesterday you said you loved them.
Meera: Oh, I do. My lord father told me about mountains, but I never saw one till now. I love them more than I can say.
Bran: But you just said you hated them.
Meera: Why can't it be both?[8]

—Meera and Bran Stark

Remember Old Nan's stories, Bran. Remember the way she told them, the sound of her voice. So long as you do that, part of her will always be alive in you.[8]

—Meera to Bran Stark

Quotes about Meera

Ellie Kendrick as Meera in Game of Thrones

It was hard to sulk with Meera. She was much more cheerful than her brother, and always seemed to know how to make him smile. Nothing ever scared her or made her angry. Well, except Jojen, sometimes ... Jojen Reed could scare most anyone.[4]

—thoughts of Bran Stark

The woods were full of frozen streams and cold black lakes, and Meera was as good a fisher with her three-pronged frog spear as most men were with hook and line.[15]

—thoughts of Bran Stark




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