Euron Greyjoy

Euron Greyjoy, in the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, is the oldest of the younger brothers of Lord Balon Grejoy and is a member of House Greyjoy.

The Definitive Glossary for Game of Thrones

Also known as Crow’s Eye, Euron Greyjoy got banished by Balon for sexual relations with his younger brother, Victarion Greyjoy’s salt wife. Because of his carefree attitude, he garnered the disdain of Aeron Damphair, his younger brother. After Balon’s death, Euron returns to the Iron Islands to claim the throne. However, Aeron Greyjoy holds a kingsmoot to prevent him from becoming King.

Euron Greyjoy Personal Details

  • Name: Euron Greyjoy.
  • Year of Birth: Around 256 – 258 AC in Pyke.
  • Titles: Captain of the Silence, IronKing, King of the Isles and the North, King of Salt and Rock, Son of the Sea Wind, Lord Reaper of Pyke.
  • Predecessor: Balon IX Greyjoy.
  • Allegiance: House Greyjoy.
  • Parents: Lord Quellon Greyjoy and Lady Sunderly.
  • Wife: Lady Falia Flowers.
  • Aliases: Crow’s Eye, Euron Croweye, Euron Crow’s Eye, The Crow’s Eye.
  • Culture: Ironborn.
  • Religion: The Drowned God.
  • Personal Arms: A black pupil and a red eye beneath a black iron crown held by two crows.
  • Hair Color: Black.
  • Eye Color: Black and Blue.

Appearance and Personality

Euron is a handsome man with pale skin and black hair. He uses a patch to conceal his left eye, and according to his nephew, Theon, it covers a black pupil filled with malice. Euron’s right eye is blue as the sky and is considered by many as his smiling eye. His lips are also blue because of his constant drinking of shade of the evening, a drink popularly consumed by the warlocks of Qarth.

Because of his cunning and demeaning nature, Euron’s brother Aeron hated him. His other brother Victarion also hated him for raping his wife, though the details of the encounter are unknown. Even with his dark nature, Euron attracts men to his ship, especially fools and freaks. He does not keep the lion’s share of any loot as other ironborn captains do and instead shares it among his crew. Also, he cuts the tongues of his men, and everyone working for him is mute. For his attire, Euron wears a suit of black scale armor designed with many patterns. Some people believe his armor came from Valyrian Steel.


When he was younger, Euron also mocked his brother Victarion. His other brother Aeron had nightmares related to him as he would dream of hearing the sound of a rusted iron hinge. When Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon began an uprising against King Aerys II, Eruon and his brothers convinced their father to join the war effort. After Lord Quellon got killed in a battle at the Mander, Balon became lord of the Iron Islands.

On becoming Lord, Balon rebelled against King Robert Baratheon. During the rebellion, Euron sailed to Lannisport and set the Lannister Fleet at anchor on fire. He then created a plan, and with Victarion as commander of the Iron Fleet, he destroyed the naval force of the westerlands. However, the rebellion got crushed by King Robert, and Balon’s son got sent to Winterfell.

Euron continued revving and fathered many bastards whom he had no regard for. He got banished from the Iron Islands by his elder brother Balon after allegedly raping Victarion’s wife. On leaving, he laughed at his brother. As captain of the Silence, Euron raped and pillaged all over the known world. According to him, he traveled to Asshai, the smoking ruins of Valyria, and the smoking sea. He also claimed to have discovered a dragon egg. However, he tossed it into the sea while having a bad day.

Relevance in A Song of Ice and Fire

A Storm of Swords

After learning that Theon Greyjoy betrayed him, Robb Stark, the King in the North, hears about Balon Greyjoy’s death at Pyke. After his brother’s death, Euron returns to Lordsport and claims the Seastone Chair. Lord Sawane Botley gets killed when he states Theon is the heir.

A Feast for Crows

After capturing Qartheen Warlocks, Euron seizes their dragon horn. When Aeron learns of his brother’s return to the Iron Islands, he holds a kingsmoot to contest Euron’s claim and make Victarion King. Asha attends the kingsmoot, and during the meeting, Euron claims to be the bravest of the Ironnorn as he has sailed across the known world. He then shows the people his dragon horn and claims he will bring the might of the dragons and conquer all of Westeros. The lords then make him King. 

Upon Euron becoming King, Aeron and Asha Greyjoy flees. The King kills Lord Baelor Blacktyde for refusing to accept him as King. Euron raids the Reach and celebrates after taking the Shield Islands. He then takes Falia Flowers, Lord Humfrey Hewett’s daughter, as a bedmate and weakens his potential rivals by giving gifts to their contenders. He then sends his brother Victarion to get Daenerys Targaryen as a wife and brings her to him.

When Queen Cersei Lannister learns of the Ironborn plunders, she sends Loras Tyrell to handle the siege of Dragonstone while the Redwyne Fleet tackles the Iron Fleet.

A Dance with Dragons

On becoming King, Euron abandons his brother’s conquests in the North. He marries Asha to Erik Ironmaker and sends his brother Victarion to Meereen. On the way, Victarion meets Moqorro, a Red Priest who tells him about dragonbinder, the mysterious horn Euron gave him.

Appearance in Adaptation

In HBO’s Game of Thrones, Pilou Asbæk portrays Euron Greyjoy. He appeared in seasons 6, 7, and 8 and starred in 9 episodes. Euron kills his brother by throwing him off a bridge and asks to side with the Iron Throne. Cersei rejects his proposal after he asks to court her. He leaves to bring her a gift. He attacks Yara’s fleet and kills Obara Sand. After delivering Ellaria Sand and Tyene, Cersei allows him to sleep with her. He later gets killed by Jaime in a duel.

Euron: The Evil King

In A Song of Ice and Fire, some people define what it truly means to be brutally unhinged. One such person is Euron, who has no regard for his brothers or anyone. Euron was such an evil person he enjoyed killing, raping, and destroying everything in his path. He had so much evil that the people he attracted were freaks and fools.


What is Euron Greyjoy’s goal in A Song of Ice and Fire?

Euron Greyjoy wants to conquer Westeros. However, he knows he needs the power of the dragons. So, he plans to marry Daenerys and use her dragons to lead a conquest of the Seven Kingdoms.

Did Euron kill his brother?

In the novels, there is no evidence that Balon got killed by his brother. However, in the tv series, Euron kills his brother to become the King of the Iron Islands.

What happened to Aeron?

Though not yet confirmed, most evidence places the blame for Aeron’s disappearance on his older brother. After the drowned priest fled the kingsmoot, he got captured by his brother, who imprisoned him.

Is Euron evil?

Euron is one of the cruelest people in A Song of Ice and Fire. Though not as sadistic as Ramsay, he has a knack for plundering and rape. He has a twisted sense of humor and went as far as raping his brother’s wife.

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