The tiger of the Known World is similar to the real-life tiger. The felines are found in the Forest of Qohor, and Lomas Longstrider claimed the island of Leng is home to ten thousand tigers.
Tiger-men are a sentient species in the myths and legends of Yi Ti. The legendary Bloodstone Emperor of The Great Empire of the Dawn took a tiger-woman to wife.
The aristocratic and warrior political party of Volantis is known as the "tigers". They tend to be imperialists and advocate war over commerce. The Volantene guards known as tiger cloaks are named after the militant tiger party. They have green stripes tattooed on their cheeks and wear tiger masks.
A Game of Thrones
Daenerys Targaryen sees spotted tigers during her journey through the Forest of Qohor.
Syrio Forel tells Arya Stark that in the Sealord of Braavos's menagerie, he saw tigers that carry their cubs in a pouch.[N 1]
A Clash of Kings
Daenerys sees Qartheen wearing tiger skins. The Balerion, Vhagar, and Meraxes take on trade goods in Qarth, including bales of costly tiger skins.
A Storm of Swords
Illyrio Mopatis's tiger skins are part of Daenerys's payment for the Unsullied in Astapor.
A Feast for Crows
Victarion Greyjoy claims that his brother, Euron, seduced many ironborn captains with valuable gifts, such as tiger pelts.
A Dance with Dragons
Some of the Brazen Beasts who escort Daenerys Targaryen to Meereen's fighting pits wear tiger masks.
Paint stripes on a toad, he does not become a tiger.—Sandor Clegane to Sansa Stark, about Boros Blount
Tiger skins are costly.[...] What better use for his tiger skins than to buy you the beginnings of an army?—Ser Jorah Mormont, to Daenerys Targaryen
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 23, Daenerys III.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Leng.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Yi Ti.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 50, Arya IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 27, Daenerys III.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 52, Daenerys IX.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa II.