The Age of Heroes was an era during the history of Westeros which takes its name from the great men and women who lived in the years of peace that followed the forging of the Pact, to which many noble houses trace their family histories and many stories, songs, and legends are told about.
During this time period, a hundred kingdoms rose and fell. This era serves as a huge basis for the traditions and culture of Westeros, such as the laws of hopitality, the building of the Wall, and, in the North, where the culture of the First Men is the strongest in all Westeros, the obligation of the judge to be the executioner.
Legendary heroes Edit
- Bran the Builder. The most renowned and legendary Northerner in history. The stories tell that he built Winterfell and The Wall. It is said that he was also the builder of Storm's End and the founder of House Stark.
- Lann the Clever. A legendary trickster who swindled Casterly Rock from its ancestral holders, House Casterly. House Lannister claims descent from him through the female line.
- The Grey King. A legendary King of of the Iron Islands, who supposedly wed a mermaid and became the king of the Sunset Sea. House Greyjoy claims descent from him through the male line.
- Azor Ahai. A legendary warrior who was said to live during the Long Night. He was the chief commander of men against the Others. He was the wielder of Lightbringer. According to prophecy, he will be reborn thousands of years after his death. The followers of Stannis Baratheon believe him to be the prophecized reborn Azor Ahai. Maester Aemon and High Priest Benerro believe Daenerys Targaryen to be Azor Ahai.
- Corlos Casterly. A legendary huntsman who built Casterly Rock and founded House Casterly.