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"Your mother was a dumb whore with a fat arse, did you know that?"
Robert Baratheon to Lancel Lannister[src]

Dorna Lannister, née Swyft,[1] is the wife of Kevan Lannister and mother of Lancel, Martyn, Janei and Willem Lannister.

Biography

Background

Dorna is a member of House Swyft of Cornfield, daughter of Harys Swyft, the head of the house. She married Kevan Lannister, younger brother of Tywin Lannister. Her husband's niece, Cersei, insisted that her husband, King Robert Baratheon, make Dorna and Kevan's son, Lancel, his squire.[2]

Season 1

Robert insults Lancel, calling his mother a "dumb whore with a fat arse".[3]

Family tree


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tywald
Lannister

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Ellyn
Reyne
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Tion
Lannister

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Tytos
Lannister

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Jeyne Lannister
née Marbrand
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Tywin
Lannister

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Joanna
Lannister

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Kevan
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Dorna Lannister
née Swyft

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cersei
Lannister

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Jaime
Lannister

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Tysha


 
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Tyrion
Lannister


 
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Sansa
Stark
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Lancel
Lannister
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Martyn
Lannister

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Willem
Lannister

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Unnamed
son

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Joffrey
Baratheon
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Margaery
Tyrell
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Myrcella
Baratheon
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Tommen
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Margaery
Tyrell
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Deceased
 
 

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Dorna is the daughter of Harys Swyft, the Knight of Cornfield and a loyal bannerman of House Lannister. Her father married her to Kevan and they have three sons: Lancel and the twins Martyn and Willem. They also have a daughter, Janei. Lancel is their eldest child and Janei the youngest.

According to Kevan, Dorna is a gentle soul, never comfortable except at home with friends and kin around her. She prays seven times a day and loves needlework and flowers.

In contrast to Robert's mocking words in the TV show, Dorna is described "chinless lady, flat-chested and chicken-legged" with her lack of chin shared by her father, yet she is still very loved by her husband.

In his last moments, after being fatally injured by Varys, Kevan's last thought is about Dorna.

See also

References

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