House Liddle

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House Liddle
House Liddle.svg
Coat of arms Per pale white and green, a fir tree line between, three brown pinecones on the white
(Per pale sapiné argent and vert, in dexter three pinecones brunâtre)
Seat In the northern mountains
Head Lord Torren Liddle[1]
Region The North
Title The Liddle[1]
Lord Liddle[2]
Heir Morgan Liddle[2]
Overlord House Stark (AGOT)
House Baratheon of Dragonstone (ADWD)

House Liddle is the formal name given to the mountain clan of the Liddles in the north that inhabit the high mountains north of the wolfswood.[3]

The chief of the clan is known as "The Liddle", although at Winterfell he is given the treatment of "Lord Liddle".

Their arms are per pale white and green, a fir tree line between, three brown pinecones on the white.[4] Their motto does not appear in the books.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Bran Stark recalls there are some Liddles living in the high places during his trip to the Wall with Hodor, Meera, and Jojen Reed. They meet a man from the mountain clans that Bran identifies as a Liddle because of the pinecone-shaped gold and bronze clasp fastening his cloak. He shares oatcakes, blood sausage and ale, without asking their names nor giving his.[3]

Maester Aemon sends ravens to most of the noble houses from the north asking for help to fight the wildlings at Castle Black, including the Liddles.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Morgan Liddle joins the army of King Stannis Baratheon and participates in the fight by Deepwood Motte.[6] He later apologizes to Asha Greyjoy for cursing at her during the battle.[7]

House Liddle at the end of the third century

The known Liddles during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

Behind the Scenes

Big Liddle, Middle Liddle, and Little Liddle are probably references to Liddell & Scott, a standard lexicographic work of Ancient Greek, which was published in three sizes called "The Big Liddell", "The Middle Liddell" and "The Little Liddell".