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The Sand Snakes are a group of characters from A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones

This article focuses on the trio of villainous Sand Snakes, the eldest of them: Obara, Nymeria, and TyeneIn the television series, they serve as the secondary antagonists of the Dorne storyline in the fifth and sixth seasons. 

In the TV series, Obara is portrayed by Keisha Castle-Hughes, Nymeria is portrayed by Jessica Henwick, and Tyene is portrayed by Rosabell Laurenti Sellers.

The Sand Snakes are what people call the infamous bastard daughters of Prince Oberyn Martell by various women, several of them were born of septas, others of noble women and others still of prostitutes. The youngest four are Oberyn's daughters by his paramour Ellaria Sand. The three most prominent and villainous Sand Snakes are Obara, Nymeria, and Tyene Sand; though there are actually eight confirmed, so far, only three have appeared in the TV show, and are featured prominently in the books.

The 3 fighter Sand Snakes usually work together as a team:

The eldest is Obara, daughter of a whore of Oldtown. She abandoned her mother for Oberyn. She's the most dangerous, short-tempered and aggressive.

Nymeria, called Lady Nym, is born from a noblewoman from Old Volantis. She's elegant and refined. She has all what Obara lacks in look and personality.

Tyene is the daughter of a septa, the closest to her cousin Arianne. She's sweet and pious, but a treacherous poisoner. In the TV series, she is the eldest daughter of Ellaria Sand.

Non Villainous Sand Snakes

The rest of the Sand Snakes are not considered villainous like the 3 eldest:

Sarella is the daughter of a trader from the Summer Isles. She has an insatiable curiosity and she loves to learn. She loves Oldtown and she's currently there, referred as "playing a game".

Elia is Ellaria's eldest daughter and granddaughter of Lord Harmen Uller. She loves horses and jousts and gets easily into trouble.

The youngest Sand Snakes are Obella, Dorea, and Loreza, all daughters of Ellaria.

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