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Catelyn Stark: "Maegyr? Forgive me, I do not know this name."
Talisa Maegyr: "An uncommon name here. An old name in Volantis."
— Talisa Maegyr being introduced by Robb Stark to his mother.[src]

Queen Talisa Stark, a member of the Maegyr family.

Maegyr (pronounced "My-gear") is an old family name in Volantis.[1]


Behind the scenes

During rewrites, Robb Stark's romantic interest began to get an increasingly different backstory than in the novels. George R.R. Martin himself suggested the name Maegyr as an old Volantene name to accommodate the changes from his source novels.[5] Talisa's backstory does not include how, or even if, she is related to the same Maegyr family written about in the novels.

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Malaquo Maegyr is one of the Triarchs of Volantis, the city's three rulers. Triarchs like Malaquo Maegyr are elected from amongst those noble families who can prove unbroken descent from old Valyria. Malaquo Maegyr is a "Tiger", from the "Old Bloods" political faction who favor more resource allocation into preparing for war. Fittingly, the sigil next to the onscreen credit for Oona Chaplin in the opening titles, who portrays Talisa Stark, is two tigers circling one another. Nevertheless, Volantene families do not employ sigils, which is a Westerosi custom.