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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈsɜɹ.seɪ/(Literature) /ˈsɜɹ.si/(Popular Culture)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Created by American author George R. R. Martin for his series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire, published beginning 1996, and the television adaptation Game of Thrones (2011-2019), where it belongs to an evil queen who is one of the main antagonists. The name is popularly claimed to be a variant of Circe, but Martin has stated that the mythological character was not the inspiration: 'I know my Homer, of course, but Cersei is not based on Circe. Many names sound alike.'
Added 2/11/2014 by anaphore
Edited 9/19/2023 by SeaHorse15 and elbowin