Season 5 & The Sand Snakes Video


The Sand Snakes © HBO.

~~~Very Mild TV Spoilers~~~

This season we are going to meet the Sand Snakes — Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters who are looking to avenge their father’s gruesome death. In the novels, Oberyn has eight daughters, all with the last name “Sand,” since that is the name for natural born children in sunny Dorne.

The daughters who are shown in the second video below are as follows:

  • Obara — the eldest who is the daughter of an Oldtowne whore.
  • Nymeria — the daughter of a noblewoman from Old Volantis.
  • Tyene — the daughter of a septa.

Before the Sand Snakes video, you may enjoy this season’s fabulous trailer if you haven’t seen it:

Jamie Adair is the editor of History Behind Game of Thrones, a website about the history behind George RR Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels and the hit TV show, "Game of Thrones."


  • Reply March 20, 2015

    Watcher on the Couch

    The “nipply” breastplates – that caused a stir some months back – don’t look so obvious in this short video. I wonder if the armour was sanded down because of the adverse reaction to the “nipples” (albeit the designer said the nipples were accidental). I was very impressed with Keisha Castle-Hughes in “Whale Rider” when she was a child actor and I’ve seen programmes with Jessica Henwick (as I’m from the UK). Ms Laurenti-Sellers is unknown to be but I will be interested to see how the introduction of the Sand Snakes (or three of them) to the series unfolds. I read somewhere (it might have been the “Watchers on the Wall” site) that TV Tyene is going to be Ellaria’s daughter, which of course diverges from book cannon. The beautiful Spanish locations will be worth viewing too. (I visited Spain many years ago but I was in the Costa Brava area – stony beaches etc).

  • Reply March 23, 2015

    Chas D.

    The casting call for Tyene said that she was Ellaria’s eldest daughter.

    • Reply March 24, 2015

      Jamie Adair

      Right! I read that after I posted the article. Thanks! I’ll update it.

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