House Galathynius is one of the major houses of Erilea. They were the rulers of Terrasen for a thousand years before the Havilliards of Adarlan invaded Terrasen and killed the royal family.


House Galathynius is one of the oldest families in all of Erilea, dating back to Brannon Galathynius's arrival at the end of the first war with the Valg.

The family was founded by Brannon, a Fae king, and his wife, the then mortal goddess Mala Fire-Bringer, after the war when Brannon fled Wendlyn with the Wyrdkeys. Sometime later, Brannon and Mala had many children, one of them being Elena Galathynius, who later fought alongside and then wedded Gavin Havilliard.

Due to Mala's mortal heritage, the descendants of Brannon possess only small amounts of Fae blood. Aelin Galathynius had an enhanced amount of Fae blood in her veins, due to the fact that Evalin Ashryver, a demi-Fae, was her mother. Because of this, Aelin gained the ability to shift into her Fae form, granted by her great-grandmother Queen Mab's Fae heritage. The members of the family also possess magical abilities and have a great love for nature, animals, magic, and knowledge.

During the reign of Orlon Galathynius, the King of Adarlan began his conquest of Erilea and assassinated the royal family of Terrasen after dining with them in their home. The entire House was wiped out, except for Aelin Galathynius, the daughter of Rhoe Galathynius and Evalin Ashryver, who managed to escape the slaughter by running to a nearby river where she was later found by the Assassin King Arobynn Hamel and trained over the next 10 years as a killer.

Aelin, now known as Celaena Sardothien, eventually reclaimed her old identity and formed a court loyal to her and the liberation of Terrasen. She was joined by her cousin Aedion Ashryver.

Aelin and her court gathered many allies in the war against the Valg King Erawan, and later defeated him and the Valg Queen Maeve in the Battle of Orynth. Aelin was crowned Queen by the Lords of Terrasen following her victory, and House Galathynius was reestablished as the ruling family of Terrasen.


House Galathynius' ancestral weapon is the Sword of Orynth, which is currently possessed by Aedion Ashryver.

The family heirloom is the Amulet of Orynth, previously possessed by Arobynn Hamel after he took it from Aelin's unconscious body when he found her in the Florine river following the assassination of her family. The Amulet was briefly in Manon Blackbeak's possession, after Aelin, having retrieved it from Arobynn[1], gave it to her for safekeeping.[2] Manon returned it to Aelin after her escape from Maeve, and Aelin broke it apart to retrieve the Wyrdkey hidden inside and forge the Lock. She kept the two halves of the Amulet with her for sentimental reasons.

Known members


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By Marriage:

Through further connections:

Family tree

Brannon Galathynius
Mala Fire-Bringer
Elena Galathynius
Gavin Havilliard
House Havilliard
House Ashryver
Orlon Galathynius
Unnamed man
Rhoe Galathynius
Evalin Ashryver
Glaston Ashryver
Aedion's mother
Rowan Whitethorn
Aelin Galathynius
Aedion Ashryver


  • In order to more clearly show the relation between Aelin and Aedion, Glaston's son Galan Ashryver has been intentionally omitted.
  • Aedion's mother is mentioned as being a distant cousin to Evalin. She has been shown as a close cousin on this diagram for simplicity's sake, and to better show the relation between the characters.


  • House Galathynius's colors are said to be silver and green, and their crest that of Mala Fire-Bringer's sun stag.(citation needed)


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