Eon Hunter

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Eon Hunter
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Alias(es) Old Lord Hunter[1]
Title(s) Lord of Longbow Hall[2]
Allegiance House Hunter
Culture(s) Valemen
Born In 220 AC or before (roughly)[3]
Died In late 299 AC or early 300 AC[4]
Issue Gilwood Hunter[1]
Eustace Hunter[1]
Harlan Hunter[1]
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appendix)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)

Played by Barrington Cullen
TV series Season 1

Eon Hunter is the Lord of Longbow Hall and the head of House Hunter. He has three quarrelsome sons: Gilwood, Eustace and Harlan Hunter.[5]


Eon is older than Jon Arryn, and half-crippled by gout. His hands are covered in liver spots[5] and his legs are gouty.[6]


Lord Eon attended the Tourney at Harrenhal and was talking with Lord Robert Baratheon and Lord Jon Arryn when Prince Rhaegar Targaryen gave Lyanna Stark the crown of flowers.[7]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Eon is one of Lysa Arryn's suitors after the death of Lord Jon Arryn.[6] As such, he sends wine from his own cellars as a gift to Lysa.[5] He is in attendance in the High Hall when Tyrion Lannister demands trial by battle to prove his innocence, and he is the second to offer to champion her in the trial by combat.[6]

A Storm of Swords

After ruling for nearly sixty years,[8] Eon dies suddenly, leading to calls by his younger sons that his eldest had murdered him.[4]

A Feast for Crows

Petyr Baelish reveals to Alayne that it was Eon's youngest son, Harlan, who arranged his father's death.[8]


The honor should be mine, for the love I bore your lord husband, let me avenge his death.[6]

—Eon to Lysa Arryn during Tyrion Lannister's trial at the Eyrie



Behind the Scenes

An eon is a long period of time, a fitting first name for Lord Hunter who ruled for close to sixty years.