Now at the end of "Game of Thrones" Season 6, how many of the direwolves the children were given in the first episode remain?

I suppose Arya's direwolf is still alive... but how about Jon's and the others?

(Yes I know this has been asked before, but we just finished the season, and numbers change...)

  • since when is aryas wolf still alive? I thought that one was killed in one of the first episodes spurning her hatred for that would be king?
    – Thomas
    Jul 23, 2016 at 10:31
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    @Thomas, nope, Arya threw rocks at her to chase her off but Lady was the one killed by Ned to appease Cersei.
    – Paul
    Jul 23, 2016 at 11:02
  • Ah ok then I confused things there back then. txn!
    – Thomas
    Jul 23, 2016 at 11:39

3 Answers 3

  • Sansa's wolf, Lady: dead, killed by Ned Stark in season 1
  • Arya's wolf, Nymeria: presumed alive, but not seen since season 1
  • Robb's wolf, Grey Wind: dead, killed by soldiers at the Red Wedding in season 3
  • Bran's wolf, Summer: dead, killed by wights in season 6
  • Rickon's wolf, Shaggydog: dead, killed by Small Jon Umber in season 6
  • Jon's wolf, Ghost: alive, last seen in season 6

Two are alive at the end of season 6, four are dead.

Source: the Direwolves entry on the Game of Thrones Wikia

The question is specifically about the end of season 6. The following information continues the answer into season 7. (Read at your own risk.)

Current direwolves that are still alive:

  • Arya's wolf, Nymeria: last seen in season 7 episode 2, leading a pack of wolves when encountering Arya. Arya accepts that her wolf is no longer a pet after the encounter.

  • Jon's wolf, Ghost: alive, but getting very little screen time.

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    Arya's wolf Nymeria, is very much alive in the books however - Arya keeps seeing the world through it's eyes in her dreams. So hope that goes for the show too... Jul 23, 2016 at 18:34
  • @BaardKopperud I know, the person who edited my answer put "presumed" there. But, the show does not follow the books anymore, so the edit is valid.
    – Vahx
    Jul 23, 2016 at 18:54
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    There is still hope that we might see undead Summer. So get hype, Wolfbowl might be coming Jul 25, 2016 at 12:05

Nymeria and Ghost are the only two we haven't been shown are dead in the show.

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    You haven't provided any evidence for this statement, and it doesn't add anything to the existing answer. I suggest you either flesh it out a bit, making it substantially different from Vahx's answer (e.g. by citing better sources), or delete it.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jul 23, 2016 at 12:53
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    I posted it before his answer, and his doesn't have evidence either.
    – Paul
    Jul 23, 2016 at 17:54
  • Sorry, I missed that your answer was first. It's still very short though, and doesn't cite any sources whatsoever, not even a semi-reliable one like GoT Wikia.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jul 23, 2016 at 18:10
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    Sure, his is the better answer; I upvoted it myself. That's how this whole stack thing works. ;)
    – Paul
    Jul 23, 2016 at 19:24

Nymeria and Ghost


  • Jon Snow, Ghost: Last seen in Season 6 Episode 3, "Oathbreaker", presumably still alive and with Jon.

Ghost defends Jon's corpse

  • Arya Stark, Nymeria: Last seen in Season 1 Episode 2, "The Kingsroad", after Nymeria defends Arya Stark from Joffery Baratheon, Arya Stark sends her away.

Arya Stark hugs Nymeria a goodbye

However, as of Season 7 Episode 2, "Stormborn", Nymeria is seen when a pack of wolves she's leading is hunting Arya Stark.
Arya Stark reunites with Nymeria


  • Sansa Stark, Lady: Killed in Season 1 Episode 2, "The Kingsroad", by Eddard Stark on the order of King Robert Baratheon*.

Eddard Stark comforting Lady before the execution

  • Robb Stark, Grey Wind: Killed in Season 3 Episode 9, "The Rains of Castamere", by Frey crossbowmen.

Robb Stark with Grey Wind's head sewn on

  • Bran Stark, Summer: Killed in Season 6 Episode 5, "The Door", by wights defending Bran Stark.

Summer defends Bran Stark

  • Rickon Stark, Shaggydog: Killed sometime before Season 6 Episode 3, "Oathbreaker", by Smalljon Umbers men. The head is given to Ramsay Bolton to prove the boy is Rickon Stark.

Shaggydog's head

* Technically Cersei Lannister ordered the execution through Robert Baratheon.

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