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7.3. Songs, Stories, and Legends
  • The fisherfolk of Lannisport often claim to glimpse merlings (I: 175)
  • The Lannisters claim descent from Lann the Clever of the Age of Heroes. The songs and stories say he winkled the Casterlys out of Casterly Rock and stole gold from the sun to brighten his hair (I: 231, 680)
  • The singers have made a gloomy song concerning Lord Tywin's destruction of the Reynes while still in his youth, called the "The Rains of Castamere" (III: 223)
  • Some lyrics to "The Rains of Castamere" (III: 445, 446)