Victarion Greyjoy's third wife
|Died||In 297 AC|
|Spouse||Victarion Greyjoy (as a salt wife)|
|Book||A Feast for Crows (mentioned)|
The given name of Victarion Greyjoy's third wife has not been revealed in A Song of Ice and Fire. She was beaten to death by her husband.
After his first wife died in childbirth and his second wife died from the pox, Victarion Greyjoy took an unnamed third woman as a salt wife. In 297 AC, Victarion's new wife was seduced or raped by Victarion's elder brother, Euron, becoming pregnant with his child. Victarion beat her to death with his fists, sobbing each time he struck the sobbing woman. Victarion then carried her body down to the rocks to give her to the crabs.
Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, commanded his younger brothers to never speak of the incident. Victarion would have killed Euron, but Balon would have no kinslaying in his hall. Lord Balon sent Euron into exile, never to return while Balon lived. The day that Balon sent Euron off to sea, he reminded Victarion that a kinslayer is accused in the eyes of gods and men. Balon has refused to speak of her and Victarion has not touched a woman since.
A Feast for Crows
Hotho Harlaw offers Victarion Greyjoy, a claimant to the Seastone Chair, his twelve-year-old daughter for a queen, describing the girl to Victarion. When Victarion tries to picture her, however, he sees only the wife he had killed. Prior to the kingsmoot, Asha Greyjoy discusses her late aunt, whom she had never met, with her uncle, Victarion.
After the taking of the Shields, Euron Greyjoy, now King of the Isles and the North, tasks Victarion with retrieving Daenerys Targaryen from Slaver's Bay and bringing her to Westeros to wed Euron. Victarion agrees to go, although he secretly plans to wed Daenerys himself out of vengeance for Euron having despoiled his third wife.
Victarion: She was only a salt wife.
Asha: My father refused to speak of her.
Victarion: It does no good to speak of things no man can change.
—boasts of Euron Greyjoy
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.