Is there anyone that hasn’t heard about Game of Thrones? Are you someone that need introduction to this top rated TV show, or are you someone that wants to know something more about the 9 great houses of Westeros? Well whoever you are, this guide is made perfectly for everyone.
Here I will write everything there is to know about the nine noble houses that are racing and fighting for the throne and all that will be spoiler free. I’ll tell you more about their past, what are they family motto and much more. So without further delay lets start with the most popular one and that’s House Stark.
House Stark is one of the oldest houses. They rule with the north and believe in the old gods. Honor and family is everything to them. This way they made some friends, but some enemies too. One of the friends they have are Baratheon and Tully. As for their enemys, they are Lannister, Targaryen and Greyjoy. Family Stark lives in the Winterfell castle. From there the head of the House Stark leads his people. The castle is located in the north, closely to the Kingsroad (road from the Wall to the King’s Landing).
House Stark family motto: “Winter Is Coming”.
House Baratheon is one of the youngest, if not the youngest noble houses. After the successful rebellion on King Aerys II, Robert Baratheon took the Iron Throne. Their house is now the King’s Landing, where Robert lives and command the Seven Kingdoms. Friends of this house are Starks and Lannisters. The only enemy they have are the Targaryens.
House Baratheon family motto: “Ours Is the Fury”.
Lannisters are the richest family in the Westeros. Their family words “A Lannister always pays his debts” are very well knows, but they are not the official motto of the House Lannister. They don’t have friends among the other great houses, but their enemies are House Stark and Tully.
House Lannister family motto: “Hear Me Roar”.
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Once they ruled with the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, but as the dragons where extinct and the Mad King was killed they didn’t have other choice as to move aside. Now there are only two members of this family alive and that are the brother and sister Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen. They don’t have friends among the great houses and as for enemies… every single house of Westeros.
House Targaryen family motto: “Fire and Blood”.
Lord Jon Arryn was hand of the kind. But since his death, the head of the family is Lysa Arrin and her son Robin Arryn. Lysa is Catelyn Stark’s little sister. Their castle is located very high in the mountains in the highest region. Their enemies are Lannisters and as friends they have house Stark and Tully.
House Arryn family motto: “As High As Honor”.
House Greyjoy rules over the Iron Islands, whit head of the family Lord Reaper of Pyke. Greyjoy’s are very blunt and even more direct than the members of Stark family. They are not allied with other houses, because their enemies are all the other great houses.
House Greyjoy family motto: “We Do Not Sow”.
House Martell isn’t mentioned very much in the first 3 seasons of Game of Thrones. They are one of the great houses of Westeros, and they rule a region of Dorne. The aren’t allied with any houses, and their enemies are Lannisters and Tyrell.
House Martell family motto: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”.
The most recognisable member of this family is Catelyn Tully (Eddar Stark’s wife) and Lysa Tully (Jon Arryn’s wife). Tully’s are allied with Stark and Arryn and their enemies are Lannisters.
House Tully family motto: “Family, Duty, Honor”.
House Tyrell are one of the largest and richest noble houses of Westeros, maybe even richer than Lannisters. They are led by Lord Mace Tyrell. Tyrell’s are also very ambitious with a lot of pride and desire for fame.
House Tyrell family motto: “Growing Strong”.