"House Clegane was built upon dead children. I saw them lay Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaenys before the Iron Throne."
Thoros of Myr[src]

House Clegane of Clegane's Keep is an extinct vassal house that held fealty to House Lannister of Casterly Rock. Their lands were southeast of Casterly Rock and consisted of a small patch of land and a modest house. They were landed knights rather than a full noble house, but had strong ties to the Lannisters.

The former head of the family was Ser Gregor Clegane, known as "The Mountain That Rides," who has since been named to the Kingsguard. Gregor's younger brother, Sandor Clegane, known as "The Hound," was the rightful lord of House Clegane.

The Clegane sigil is three black dogs on a dark yellow background. The three dogs signify the three dogs that died fighting off the lioness that attacked Tytos Lannister.[1]



The founder of House Clegane was the grandfather of Gregor and Sandor, who served as the kennelmaster at Casterly Rock. While accompanying Lord Tytos Lannister on an excursion, they were attacked by a lioness. He rescued his master, losing three dogs and a leg in the process, and was awarded lands and title for his actions.[2]

Season 1

Ser Gregor rides in the tourney of the Hand in King's Landing. The house's banner flies at the tourney. He rides against Ser Hugh of the Vale. Gregor's lance splinters and pierces Hugh's neck, killing him.[3] He rides against Ser Loras Tyrell and is unhorsed. He is furious because his stallion is distracted by Loras's mare, deliberately chosen as she was in heat. Gregor demands his sword, kills his own mount, then attacks Loras. Sandor intervenes in an attempt to save Loras, and King Robert ends the fight before blood is shed.[4]

Season 8

With the deaths of Sandor and Gregor Clegane in the Battle of King's Landing, House Clegane became extinct.[5]


Past Members

Family tree

Unnamed wife
Unknown Clegane
Unnamed wife

Household and sworn men

In the books

In A Song of Ice and Fire, the kennelmaster lost three hounds and a leg in the process of saving Lord Tytos. As a reward, Lord Tytos gave him lands and a tower house and took his son as his squire. Their sigil is three dogs on a yellow field; the three dogs represent the dogs that died saving Lord Tytos. Thoros commented that in view of the atrocities performed by the Cleganes, an image of two bloody infants would have been more suitable for their house sigil.

Clegane's grandson, Gregor, became notable for his extreme size, and the rumor that he burned his younger brother's face as a child for playing with a toy without asking him. During Robert's Rebellion, Gregor Clegane proved his worth and ferocity in battle for Lord Tywin Lannister, who took note of him and made him one of his inner council of battle leaders, noting that he was the most feared man in the realm.

Gregor's father, his younger sister, and his first two wives all died under unusual circumstances, leaving him and Sandor as the last members of the house.

According to the TV series official pronunciation guide developed for the cast and crew, "Clegane" is pronounced "Cli-GAIN", as opposed to "CLEG-ain", etc.

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House Clegane
Lord: None, extinct Heir: None, extinct
Seat: Clegane's Keep Lands: Westerlands
Title(s): None
Deceased members: Clegane · Gregor Clegane · Sandor Clegane
Household: Joss Stilwood · {The Tickler} · Weasel
Overlord: House Lannister
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