- "These are perilous times. The crown must forge new alliances - and these alliances must often be sealed in matrimony."
- ―Tyrion Lannister.
Marriage is a socially, and typically religiously, recognized union between people that establishes legal rights and obligations between them and their children. These often include various inheritance rights for children produced within a marriage to the property, wealth, and titles of their parents. Marriage customs vary across Westeros, Essos, and the rest of the known world.