A lizard-lion is a large semi-aquatic reptile native to the bogs of the Neck.
Lizard-lions resemble partially submerged logs floating still in the water. They live in the water, in slow streams and deep swamps, and have teeth like daggers.
Lizard-lions dwell in the flooded moats around the towers of ruined Moat Cailin. As crocodiles live in the Zamoyos in Sothoryos, lizard-lions appear to be another type of crocodilian reptile.
Crannogmen of the Neck hunt lizard-lions for food, and according to songs the ancient Marsh Kings rode lizard-lions. The sigil of House Reed depicts a black lizard-lion on grey-green.
A Game of Thrones
While crossing the Neck as part of the royal progress back to King's Landing, Mycah shows a lizard-lion to Arya Stark.
A Feast for Crows
After outlaws vanish into the Neck, Ser Kennos of Kayce hopes they will be eaten by lizard-lions.
Behind the Scenes
In his science fiction novel Tuf Voyaging, George R. R. Martin describes a "lizard-lion" as a reptile with a long, whiplike tail and a long snout similar to an alligator's. It is unknown if lizard-lions in Westeros are similar.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 15, Sansa I.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 28, Bran IV.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 21, Bran III.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The North: The Crannogmen of the Neck.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: the North
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.