House Baratheon

The sound of house Baratheon, also known as the “Stag’s Bellows”, is clearly a remnant of the Targaryen heritage of House Baratheon (fig. a). Blood ties between both houses go back to Orys Baratheon, founder of the house and rumored to be half-brother of Aegon Targaryen. Whether or not that is true there has been abundant intermarriage between both houses, so much so, that the “Stag’s Bellows” is a clear allusion to the Targaryen lineage, although never rising as high as the “Dragon’s Roar”.

Fig. a – The Stag’s Bellows

House Baratheon counts with many members, but we will start with Robert I Baratheon, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the head of House Baratheon of King’s Landing. A mighty warrior in his youth, Robert’s Hammer won him the crown at the trident, a feat that will echo through time as the thumping of his hammer through the Trident.

Fig. b – Robert Baratheon

Stannis Baratheon might share his older brother’s combat prowess, nor his younger brother’s panache, but he is still a battle-tested warrior and commander worthy of his House. With little use for embellishment, Stannis prefers directness at the expense of courtesies, which has made him few friends at court.

Renly Baratheon, the youngest of the Baratheon brothers bears a vivid resemblance to his brother Robert his youth. Although Robert was always fierce in armor Renly seems to exude charm, Renly has the potential to perhaps one day win some victories in the battlefield that equal those of Robert.

Fig. c – Renly Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon, first born son of Robert I Baratheon and Cersei Lannister is the heir to the Iron Throne of Westeros. Gifted with the Lannister golden hair he is a Baratheon (in name at least), he is a gallant and charming prince; pay no mind to the rumors of him being a sadist.

Fig. d – Joffrey Baratheon