Aegon Frey (son of Stevron)
Jinglebell, by The Mico ©
|Born||In ~249 AC, The Twins|
|Died||In 299 AC, The Twins|
Aegon Frey, called Jinglebell, is the lackwit son of Ser Stevron Frey and Jeyne Lydden, and the fool of the Twins.
Appearance and Character
Aegon is about fifty, thin and stooped. He has long grey hair. He strongly resembles his grandfather, Lord Walder Frey, but has larger and friendlier eyes. Aegon is a simple and harmless lackwit with a vacant expression.
Aegon wears fine blue wool and grey satin, as well as a crown and collar decorated with small brass bells.
Lord Walder Frey claims to have hosted three kings at the Twins, but Jinglebell was not introduced to them.
A Game of Thrones
Jinglebell is not in attendance when Lady Catelyn Stark negotiates with his grandfather, Lord Walder Frey, at the Twins.
A Clash of Kings
Ser Stevron Frey, Aegon's father and the heir of Lord Walder, dies after the Battle of Oxcross. Big Walder and Little Walder Frey mention Aegon and his sons while discussing the new line of succession, but Jinglebell is not known to have any offspring.
A Storm of Swords
When Robb Stark, King of the Trident, comes to the Twins to apologize for breaking his marriage vows, Lord Walder Frey has Jinglebell present when he receives Robb. The king's mother, Catelyn Stark, interprets this as an intentionally insulting breach of courtesy. Regardless, Robb compliments the bravery of Aegon's late father, Ser Stevron. When Walder introduces the women of the Twins to Robb, Lady Joyeuse Erenford restrains Aegon from rising as well.
During the wedding feast of Lord Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey, Aegon prances to "Alysanne", and he covers his ears when the Greatjon sings "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" while musicians play "Flowers of Spring". He sucks wine from his fingers, hops about during the bedding ceremony, and steals food from the plates of guests.
After the killing begins in the Red Wedding, Aegon hides under a table. Catelyn seizes Jinglebell, however, and threatens to kill him if Walder does not release Robb, who has been struck by arrows. Walder replies that he would readily trade a half-wit grandson for a son. After Robb is stabbed by Lord Roose Bolton, Catelyn saws through Aegon's throat, killing him. Ser Raymund Frey then slits Catelyn's throat.
Before being hanged by the brotherhood without banners, Merrett Frey uses the murder of Aegon as a justification for the Red Wedding.
A Dance with Dragons
Ser Jared Frey claims to the Merman's Court that Robb was a warg who tore out Jinglebell's throat.
Quotes about Aegon
—Catelyn Stark's thoughts
Walder: Sire, forgive my Aegon the noise. He has less wits than a crannogman, and he's never met a king before. One of Stevron's boys. We call him Jinglebell.
Robb: Ser Stevron mentioned him, my lord. Well met, Aegon. Your father was a brave man.—Walder Frey and Robb Stark
Catelyn: On my honor as a Tully, on my honor as a Stark, I will trade your boy's life for Robb's. A son for a son.
Walder: A son for a son, heh. But that's a grandson ... and he never was much use.—Catelyn Stark and Walder Frey
—Merrett Frey to Lem
The Red Wedding was the Young Wolf's work. He changed into a beast before our eyes and tore out the throat of my cousin Jinglebell, a harmless simpleton.
- ↑ See the Aegon Frey calculation.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Aegon Frey.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 49, Catelyn VI.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 59, Catelyn IX.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 35, Bran V.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.