Panthers are large feline creatures native to the Summer Isles.
Panthers are found in the rain forests of the Summer Isles, where they prowl beneath the canopies of trees. The magister, Illyrio Mopatis, has a panther in his menagerie in Pentos.
After actions taken by Malthar Xaq and other princes of the Summer Isles began a new era of exploration and trade for their people, a fashion developed amongst the dragonlords of Valyria for panther cubs from the islands.
Anatomy and physiology
The spotted panthers of the Summer Isles are larger than lions. Their movements are thought of as graceful.
A Game of Thrones
When first laying eyes on Khal Drogo, Daenerys Targaryen thought him as graceful as the panther in the menagerie of Illyrio Mopatis. Catelyn Stark also thinks of the sellsword, Bronn, to be like a panther in terms of how he moves during a fight.
A Clash of Kings
When Tywin Lannister takes his leave of Harrenhal, one of the banners Arya Stark spies traveling with his lords and captains bore a panther on it.
A Dance with Dragons
Daenerys thinks of the pit fighter, Barsena Blackhair, as moving with the feral grace of a panther.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Summer Isles.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 52, Daenerys IX.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 38, Arya VIII.