The Game of Thrones Cheat Sheet

Khal Drogo

Khal Drogo

This glossary serves as a quick reference to all of the people and places referenced in our Game of Thrones coverage. We’ll be updating the glossary with each episode of HBO’s show.


Eddard (Ned) Stark – Lord of Winterfell and old friend of King Robert Baratheon, he becomes the Hand of the King

Catelyn (Cat) Stark – Eddard’s wife

Bran Stark – Eddard and Catelyn’s second son, climber

Robb Stark – oldest son of Eddard and Catelyn

Arya Stark – Eddard and Catelyn’s tomboy daughter

Sansa Stark – Eddard and Catelyn’s girly daughter, she hopes to marry Prince Joffrey

Jon Snow – bastard son of Ned Stark

Benjen Stark – Ned’s younger brother, Ranger of the Night’s Watch

Theon Greyjoy – teenaged ward of Ned Stark, heir to Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands

Roz – prostitute at Winterfell

Cersei Lannister – Queen and twin sister to Jaime

Jaime Lannister – the beautiful golden knight and twin brother to Cersei

Tyrion Lannister (aka The Imp) – Cersei’s “clever” dwarf brother

Robert Baratheon – the King

Joffrey Baratheon – the young Prince, son of Cersei Lannister and Robert Baratheon

Jon Arryn – Robert’s Hand of the King, deceased

Khal Drogo – leader of the Dothraki

Jorah Mormont – Exiled knight who used to serve Daenerys’ father

Daenerys Targaryen – sister to Viserys, wife to Khal Drogo

Viserys Targaryen – brother to Daenerys, desperate to reclaim the throne

Sandor (Dog) Clegane – Joffrey’s bodyguard and retainer for House Lannister

Maester Luwin – the Advisor for House Stark, currently at Winterfell

Doreah – One of Daenerys’ handmaidens, a slave and former whore.

Ilyn Payne – the mute King’s Justice, executioner.

Grand Maester Pycelle – the highest ranking member of the order of the Maesters.

Petyr Baelish – also called Littlefinger. He serves the realm as Master of Coin(treasurer). He has feelings for Catelyn.

Varys – the spymaster for the kingdom who sits on the Small Council.

Renly Baratheon – younger brother of Robert Baratheon.

Syrio Forel – instructs Arya in the Braavosi water dancing style, similar to fencing.

Alliser Thorne – serves as the master-at-arms at Castle Black.

Jeor Mormont – the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. He is also known as The Old Bear.

Barristan Selmy – aka Barristan the bold and the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

Lancel Lannister – squire to Robert Baratheon.

Yoren – Night’s Watch recruiter.

Hodor – the massive stableboy who serves House Stark.

Samwell Tarly – also often simply Sam. The fat and cowardly boy is forced by his father to join the Night’s Watch.

Jory Cassel – Captain of the guard for House Stark.

Ser Rodrik Cassel – Master-at-arms in Winterfell, companion to Lady Stark on her journeys

Septa Mordane – nanny helping Ned Stark look after Arya and Sansa

Gendry – Robert’s bastard child who works as a blacksmith.

Ser Gregor (The Mountain) Clegane – the older brother of the Hound and one of the most fearsome knights in Westeros.

Ser Loras Tyrell, Knight of the Flowers – fabulous young knight, heir of the second richest House in Westeros, linked to Renly Baratheon

Bronn – common fighter, champion of Tyrion Lannister

Mord – jailor at the Eyrie

Ser Vardis Egen – captain of the guard in the Eyrie

Ser Beric Dondarrion – charged with bringing Ser Gregor Clegane to justice

Lysa Arryn – Regent of the Vale and House Arryen, sister to Catelyn Stark, widow of Jon Arryn

Janos Slynt – commander of the Gold cloaks

Tywin Lannister – patriarch of House Lannister, former Hand of the King under Mad King Aerys

Osha – Wilding from north of the Wall

Mirri Maz Durr – Godswife to the lamb people, witch to the Dothraki.

Meryn Trant – a knight of the Kingsguard.

Robin – Robert Arryn, son of Lysa and Jon Arryn.

Grey Wind – direwolf of Robb Stark.

Jon “Greatjon” Umber – head of House Umber and sworn to House Stark.

Ghost – white direwolf of Jon Snow.

Places & Things

Westeros – the main continent where the Seven Kingdoms are

Winterfell – the home of the Stark family

The Wall – Separating the Seven Kingdoms from the uncivilized north

Night’s Watch – Men who’ve sworn to protect the Wall, always wear black

White Walkers (aka The Others) – legendary enemies from beyond the Wall

Wildlings – the uncivilized people who live beyond the Wall

King’s Landing – the home of King Robert Baratheon

Pentos – a free city “across the narrow sea” from Westeros

Dothraki – the horse warriors of the West, led by Khal Drogo

Iron Throne – a rather cold and hard throne constructed from surrendered swords.

Vaes Dothrak – the only permanent settlement of the Dothraki.

Small Council – akin to a cabinet of advisors.

Needle – Arya’s sword. “Stick em with the pointy end.”

First Ranger – leader of the rangers of the Night’s Watch. The rangers are the members of the Night’s Watch that actually defend the wall.

Gold Cloaks – the city watch of King’s Landing.

Bloodriders – men who serve the Khal, swearing that if he should die they only live long enough to avenge him.

Maester – the learned scholars from the Citadel that frequently advice,teach and heal throughout the kingdom.

The Eyrie – seat of House Arryn, former Hand of the King



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