Crowns are worn as a symbol of royal or elevated office, especially kings. Rulers in some cultures, such as a King-Beyond-the-Wall who may rule the free folk, wear no crowns.
- 1 Crowns of the Targaryen dynasty
- 1.1 Crown of Aegon I
- 1.2 Crown of Aenys I
- 1.3 Crown of Jaehaerys I
- 1.4 Crown of Aegon III
- 1.5 Crown of Baelor I
- 1.6 Crown of Aegon IV
- 1.7 Crown of Maekar I
- 1.8 Crown of Daenerys Stormborn
- 1.9 Other Targaryen Crowns
- 2 Crowns of the Baratheon dynasty
- 3 Crowns of the Kings in the North
- 4 Crowns of the Ironborn
- 5 Religious Crowns
- 6 Other Crowns
- 7 Crowns in history and legend
- 8 Quotes
- 9 References
Crowns of the Targaryen dynasty
Crown of Aegon I
Description: A circlet of Valyrian steel, set with big square-cut rubies.
Fate: Lost in Dorne after the death of King Daeron I Targaryen.
Crown of Aenys I
Description: A crown of yellow gold, elaborate and larger and more ornate than the crown of Aegon I. It was inlaid in jade and pearl with the faces of the Seven.
Crown of Jaehaerys I
Description: A simple yellow gold band, set with seven gemstones of different colors.
Fate: After Rhaenyra fled King's Landing, she sold the crown to buy passage on a Braavosi merchant ship.
Crown of Aegon III
Description: A slender gold band, a simple circlet, unornamented.
Crown of Baelor I
Description: A crown made of flowers and vines.
Crown of Aegon IV
Description: A crown made of red gold, huge and heavy, each of its points a dragon head with gemstone eyes.
Crown of Maekar I
Description: A warlike crown with sharp black iron points in a band of red gold.
Crown of Daenerys Stormborn
Description: A crown wrought in the shape of a three-headed dragon. The coils are yellow gold, the wings silver, the heads carved from jade, ivory, and onyx.
Origin: The crown is given as a gift to Daenerys Targaryen by the Tourmaline Brotherhood, a merchant faction, in Qarth after her emergence from the red waste.
Other Targaryen Crowns
Crown of Daemon
History: Prince Daemon Targaryen, brother of King Viserys I Targaryen, won a kingdom for himself in the Stepstones and crowned himself King of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea in 109 AC. Daemon returned to King's Landing during a great tourney and knelt in fealty, offering the crown to his brother, who returned it to him.
- Daemon Targaryen (King of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea)
Crown of Alysanne
Description: A crown of gold, a slimmer, more feminine version of the second crown of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. The merlons atop the holdfast at Queenscrown are said to have been painted gold in emulation of this crown, in memory of Queen Alysanne Targaryen who once slept there.
- Alysanne Targaryen, "the Good" (Queen Consort to Jaehaerys I Targaryen)
Crown of Alicent
History: At the coronation of Aegon II Targaryen, his mother Dowager Queen Alicent crowned his sister-wife Helaena with her own crown.
- Alicent Hightower (Queen Consort to Viserys I Targaryen)
- Helaena Targaryen (Queen Consort to Aegon II Targaryen)
Crown of Rhaella
History: When Viserys Targaryen and Daenerys Targaryen fled to the Free Cities after Robert's Rebellion, they took the crown of their mother, Queen Rhaella Targaryen, with them. Later, in poverty in exile, Viserys sold this crown in order to survive. It is not known whether this crown may be any of the crowns detailed above.
- Rhaella Targaryen (Queen Consort to Aerys II Targaryen)
Crowns of the Baratheon dynasty
Crown of Robert I
Although Robert I Baratheon is the 18th King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, no description of his crown has been given in A Song of Ice and Fire.
Crown of Joffrey I
Description: A crown of gold crusted with rubies and black diamonds. The crown is described as too big for young King Tommen, but his queen mother, Cersei Lannister, thinks that he may grow into it.
Crown of Stannis Baratheon
Description: A crown of red gold wrought with points that look like flames. A twin crown for the royal consort is associated with this crown.
Crown of Renly Baratheon
Description: A crown of golden roses girding the temple, and a jade stag's head with golden eyes and antlers.
First Crown of Cersei Lannister
Description: A crown of gold.
Second Crown of Cersei Lannister
Description: A crown of pale spun gold set with emeralds (said to sparkle when the wearer turns the head). This crown is described as lighter than the first crown of Cersei Lannister.
Crown of Queen Margaery Tyrell
Description: A slim golden crown.
Crowns of the Kings in the North
Crown of Robb Stark
Description: An open circlet of hammered bronze incised with the runes of the First Men, surmounted by nine black iron spikes wrought in the shape of longswords. It is said to look much the same as the one worn by the historical Kings in the North from House Stark.
Origins: The crown was forged by Lord Hoster Tully's smith at Riverrun soon after Robb Stark was declared King in the North and King of the Trident.
Crown of Jeyne Westerling
Crowns of the Ironborn
Crowns of the Grey King
Description: According to legend, the Grey King wore a tall pale crown made from Nagga's teeth. When the Grey King walked into the sea to descend to the halls of the Drowned God, the Grey King is said to have cast aside a driftwood crown.
Description: The High Kings of the Iron Islands were said to have worn driftwood crowns of varying appearance. Whenever a high king died, his crown would be broken up and cast into the sea. His successor, chosen by kingsmoot, would then craft a new crown with a different shape from driftwood.
- At least 111 High Kings of the Iron Islands
Crowns of the Iron Kings
Origins: Urron Greyiron established the hereditary Kings of the Iron Islands who wore crowns of black iron instead of driftwood.
- Kings of the Iron Islands from Houses Greyiron and Hoare
First Crown of Balon Greyjoy
Origins: Tarle the Thrice-Drowned placed a driftwood crown on Balon Greyjoy at Nagga's Hill during Greyjoy's Rebellion.
Second Crown of Balon Greyjoy
Origins: During the War of the Five Kings, Theon Greyjoy states his father Balon has donned the ancient crown of salt and rock. It is unknown if this is the same crown from his first rebellion.
Crown of Euron Greyjoy
Origins: Euron Greyjoy is said to wear a driftwood crown after being chosen at the kingsmoot. It is unknown if it is the same crown as his predecessor, Balon Greyjoy.
- Euron Greyjoy (King of the Isles and the North, Claimant to the Iron Throne)
Crown of Theon Greyjoy
Description: A finger-slim iron band with chunks of black diamond and gold nuggets. It is described as misshapen and ugly.
Origin: This crown is forged at the command of Theon Greyjoy after the capture of Winterfell by his ironborn. Theon, self-proclaimed Prince of Winterfell, observes that the new smith replacing the slain Mikken is capable of little more than nails and horseshoes.
Crown of Asha Greyjoy
History: Asha Greyjoy wears a makeshift crown to the kingsmoot initiated by Aeron Greyjoy during the War of the Five Kings.
- Asha Greyjoy (Claimant to the Seastone Chair)
Crowns of the High Septon
Description and History: The crown of the High Septon of Faith of the Seven is an immense crown of spun gold and crystal that wreathed the head with rainbows when the wearer moves. There have been two crowns in the course of A Song of Ice and Fire. The first goes missing (and its wearer killed) during the riot of King's Landing. The second is a gift to the Faith and new High Septon from Lord Tywin Lannister, the Hand of the King, and is much taller and more elaborate than the previous crown. This second crown is sold by the Faith, ostensibly to feed the hungry, when the newest High Septon (known as the High Sparrow) assumed the position. This second crown is estimated (by Cersei) to add one and a half feet to the wearers height.
- The molten gold crown of Viserys Targaryen, made of melted down pure gold medallions from Khal Drogo's belt.
- A gold crown (with jeweled scepter) worn by Hizdahr zo Loraq, husband to Daenerys Targaryen and King of Meereen.
- The crown of Meereen, featured in the A Game of Thrones collectible card game but not in the novels. Daenerys wears her own three-headed dragon crown as Queen of Meereen.
- Xaro Xhoan Daxos in Qarth claims to Daenerys that The Thirteen would place a crown of black jade and fire opals upon her head.
- A simple circlet of dark bronze is given to Val of the free folk to wear as a crown.
Crowns in history and legend
- A crown of seven stars pulled down from the heavens by the Father made flesh, was worn by Hugor of the Hill, the first king of the Andals.
- The crown of the King of the Rock from House Lannister was surrendered to Aegon I Targaryen by King Loren Lannister in Aegon's Conquest.
- The Falcon Crown was worn by the Kings of Mountain and Vale from House Arryn before the Conquest. It was surrendered to Queen Visenya Targaryen during the Conquest by Dowager Queen Sharra Arryn, along with her own regent's coronet and the small crown of her son, King Ronnel Arryn.
- The crown worn by the Kings in the North from House Stark was surrendered to Aegon the Conqueror by Torrhen Stark, the King Who Knelt. Robb Stark's crown is created to resemble that of his ancestors.
- Garth the Gardener, eldest son of Garth Greenhand, is said to have worn a crown of vines and flowers. Garth the Gardener's descendants, the Kings of the Reach from House Gardener, wore crowns of vines and flowers during peacetime, but they donned crowns with first bronze and later iron thorns when at war.
- The Kings of the Rivers and the Hills wore crowns as depicted without detail in the worn likeness of King Tristifer IV Mudd on a sepulcher at Oldstones.
- Ser Hugh Hammer wore a crown of black iron during the Dance of the Dragons.
Fool. No one who wears a crown is ever safe.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 So Spake Martin: "Targaryen Kings". November 1, 2005. http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Targaryen_Kings.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maekar I.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron I.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
- ↑ So Spake Martin: "Good Queen Alysanne and Rhaenyra". June 18, 2006. http://www.westeros.org/citadel/ssm/entry/good_queen_alysanne_and_rhaenyra/.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 40, Bran III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 41, Jon V.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 49, Jon X.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 38, Jaime VI.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 42, Brienne VIII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
- ↑ 33.0 33.1 33.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Greyjoys of Pyke.
- ↑ 35.0 35.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Iron Kings.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Black Blood.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 46, Bran VI.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 56, Theon V.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 65, Arya V.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 46, Daenerys V.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 59, The Discarded Knight.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 53, Jon XI.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 5, Tyrion II.
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 46.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
- ↑ 48.0 48.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Garth Greenhand.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.