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Young Elia and Oberyn Martell by InTheArmsOfUndertow Young Elia and Oberyn Martell by InTheArmsOfUndertow
Teenager Dornish Prince and princess Oberyn and Elia Martell, back at a time when they were not The Red Viper or the Queen -to-be of Westeros, but just brother and sister. From what Oberyn says in the books, they were pretty close, so I just pictured this fluffy scene of them being silly in the gardens.

Now, the question. Do you think they were...more than brother and sister? Is incest that widespread in Westeros?

Elia and Oberyn are characters of George Martin's A song of Ice and Fire saga.
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:iconcdm3112:
CDM3112 Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oberyn really loved his sister... I love to imagine that they were once lover <3
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:iconthejboy88:
There has often been an idea amongst those of noble or royal blood in real-life history that the only people worthy enough of being with them are those of the same blood. As such, incest was fairly commonplace among many aristocratic families throughout history, though to their credit they never bragged about it.

So it wouldn't surprise me if these two were indeed more than just brother and sister.
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Celestialhost May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely
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:icondulceinvierno:
I really really LOVE it. Beautiful, thank you :)
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:iconinthearmsofundertow:
De nada, me alegro de que te guste! :)
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Marliv Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such sweet and harmonious picture. It made me all mushy.

Oberyn and Elia sleeping together? I can imagine it only if it was really only *sleeping*. Not everyone is like Jaime and Cersei, or like Targaryens :)
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:iconinthearmsofundertow:
That's what I like to think, too. I cannot really see them as lovers, but as very close siblings. I can understand he'd go mad with pain when Elia was killed by the Mountain...:(
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:iconlauretha:
Beautiful! I agree with the comments below on style and clothing. And your Oberyn is wonderful. So is Elia... We don't see much of her in art.

And, no, I don't think they were anything more than close sibling. When I look at Martells I pretty much see the only un-screwed family in Westeros. Daron, Oberyn and Elia were all close (we even hear Oberyn visited his brother so often as to come every fortnight... I wonder if he knew of the Targaryen plans), and what we see of the family left also speaks volume - even Arianne, although she thought her father betrayed her (she thought many silly things - for 23 years she is so immature and naive you wouldn't believe it - that's probably *because* she had a loving family, wonderful live and was sheltered from everything. The other side of the good coin...) still loved him and didn't wish him any harm. Looking at some other families we chanced to see....
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:iconinthearmsofundertow:
I agree. I don't think that Elia and Oberyn were more than brother and sister. And I agree with you: the Martell family was the tightest-knit in Westeros. In spite of their possible differences, they always stick together. I think the Lannister would envy them, because they're so fucked up in the general sense :P
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:iconle-saboteur:
Wow, very nice. Elia's headdress is so pretty, I kinda want one.
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