Who was Jon Arryn

Game of Thrones Knowledge: Who is House Arryn?

In addition to the three large families, Stark, Targaryen and Lannister, there are also many other groups in the "Game of Thrones" universe - such as the House of Arryn. We explain who belongs to the family from the Green Valley.

In the following text we go into events from the series up to the finale of season 7. So you read on at your own risk!

1. Lysa Arryn

Lysa Arryn, nee Tully, is the sister of Catelyn Stark and the daughter of Lord Hoster Tully. After the death of her husband Jon Arryn, she is regent of Hohenehr and the Green Valley, as her son Robin is still a minor as heir to the throne. Lysa Arryn is obsessed with her son and, despite his age, still lets him close to her chest. In season 1 episode 5 "The Wolf and the Lion" Lysa Arryn has her first appearance. In season 4, episode 7, "The Mockingbird", Petyr Baelish pushes her through the moon gate to her death.

  • Actress: Kate Dickie

2. Jon Arryn

Jon Arryn is the husband of Lysa and the Lord of the Green Valley and Hohenehr. At the same time he serves Robert Baratheon as the hand of the king. At the beginning of "Game of Thrones" he is already dead and in season 1 episode 1 "Winter is Coming" he is laid out in the throne room of the Red Keep in King's Landing. As it turns out in the course of the series, Jon Arryn was poisoned by a plot of his wife Lysa together with Petyr Baelish.

  • Actor: John Standing

3. Robin Arryn

Robin Arryn is the son of Jon and Lysa Arryn and thus the heir to the throne of Hohenehr and the Green Valley. However, since he is still a minor, his mother rules in his place. Robin is a sickly and spoiled boy who, despite his age, is still breast-fed by his mother. Robin Arryn made his first appearance in season 1, episode 5, "The Wolf and the Lion". For the last time he was seen in season 6 episode 4 "The Book of the Stranger".

  • Actor: Lino Facioli

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