About Sansa Stark
Queen Sansa Stark is the eldest daughter of Lord Eddard Stark and his wife, Lady Catelyn, sister of Robb, Arya, Bran, and Rickon Stark, and “half-sister” of Jon Snow; though truthfully is his cousin.
Appearance and Character
Sansa is traditionally beautiful, taking after her mother’s family (House Tully) with her high cheekbones, deep blue eyes, and thick, soft, brown hair lighter than her mother’s. She is eleven years old at the start of A Song of Ice and Fire. As she has grown up, her figure must be tall, graceful, and womanly. Sansa stark to described as soft-spoken and sweet-smelling.
Raised as a lady, Sansa possesses the traditional feminine graces of her milieu, with a keen interest in music, poetry, singing, dancing, embroidery, and other traditional feminine activities. Like many girls her age, Sansa to enthralled by songs and stories of romance and adventure, particularly those depicting handsome princes, honorable knights, chivalry, and love. She keeps faith in both the old gods and the Seven.
Sansa’s relationship with her sister Arya to often strained, and the two are opposites in most respects. Her dearest friend is Jeyne Poole, the daughter of Vayon Poole, the steward of Winterfell. Sansa is fond of lemon cakes, with Gage making the treats whenever possible.
Sansa Stark is the eldest daughter and second child of Lady Catelyn and Lord Eddard Stark, the Warden of the North. Sansa was born and raised at Winterfell.
She has a younger sister Arya and three brothers. Robb is the older brother, and Bran and Rickon are the younger brothers. Bastard is the half-brother of Sansa, Jon Snow, with whom she had a distant relationship due to her mother’s influence (like her mother, Sansa later regretted).
Sansa Early Life
Sansa was born at Winterfell, with Maester Luwin aiding Catelyn Stark during the delivery. In her eleven years, she has to tutored by Septa Mordane in traditional womanly activities. Luwin has also educated the Stark children.
Having covered himself with flour to appear as a ghost, Jon Snow once tried to scare his younger siblings in the crypt of Winterfell. While Sansa and Bran were frighten, Arya instead punche their half-brother.
Sansa became infatuated with Ser Waymar Royce when the young man stopped at Winterfell on his way to Castle Black. Theon Greyjoy, the ward of Lord Eddard Stark, has ponder wedding Sansa and being accept by Eddard as a son.
A Game of Thrones
Sansa names her direwolf pup Lady. With her father Eddard Stark’s appointment as Hand of the King, Sansa is delighted at the prospect of life at court in King’s Landing and is thrilled by her marriage to the handsome Prince Joffrey Baratheon.
A Clash of Kings
Now a hostage in the Red Keep, Sansa armors herself in her lady’s courtesies as she dutifully goes through the motions of denouncing her family as traitors and pleading to them for peace. King Joffrey I Baratheon frequently orders her to be beaten by his Kingsguard as punishment for actions taken by her rebellious brother Robb. At the tourney on King Joffrey’s name day, Sansa realizes she has lost her romantic notions about knightly and courtly love. Ser Dontos Hollard disgraces himself by showing up too drunk to compete. Joffrey decides he should be killed, causing a horrified Sansa to make up a convincing lie which Sandor Clegane backs up. Sansa pleads successfully with the king to spare Dontos, and a placated Joffrey instead strips him of his knighthood and makes him a court fool, as Sansa suggested.
A Storm of Swords
Since Bran and Rickon Stark are believed to have been murdered by Theon Greyjoy, Lady Catelyn Stark releases Ser Jaime Lannister from captivity at Riverrun for his promise to return with her daughters, Sansa and Arya Stark.
A Feast for Crows
Brienne of Tarth searches the crownlands and the Riverlands for Sansa, whom she claims is her sister. Along the road to Duskendale, Brienne meets Ser Shadrich of the Shady Glen, a hedge knight seeking the girl for a gold bounty. Ser Arys Oakheart regrets following King Joffrey I Baratheon’s commands to beat Sansa.
A Dance with Dragons
Stannis Baratheon wants to bestow Winterfell on Jon Snow, now Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, but Jon insists the castle is his half-sister Sansa’s birthright.
Prophecies about Sansa
In the third novel, A Storm of Swords, the old woods witch known as the Ghost of High Hill speaks about Sansa: “I dreamt of a maid at a feast with purple serpents in her hair, venom dripping from their fangs. And later, I dreamt that maid again, slaying a savage giant in a castle built of snow.” The first part of the prophecy is clearly about the Purple Wedding.
It has yet to see how and when the second part of the prophecy comes true; it is doubtful the sign refers to the scene involving Sansa, Robert Arryn and his doll, and the snow castle (the parallel show scene takes place in “Mockingbird”).