Demons

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Demons are mythical malevolent beings. They are believed to have horns[1] and black blood,[2] and singers claim they can be slain with cold iron.[3]

Legends

Maegi are said by the Dothraki to lay with demons.[4]

The Others are described by some as demons of snow, ice, and cold.[5] Legends of the Iron Islands describe Ygg as a demon tree who fed on human flesh.[6]

It is said demons haunt the remaining lands of the Valyrian peninsula,[7] the Smoking Sea,[8], the ruins of Hardhome,[9] the forests of Mossovy,[10] the island of Leng,[11] and the caves and cliffs of the Mountains of the Morn.[12]

The Five Forts are said to have been erected by the Pearl Emperor of the Great Empire of the Dawn to keep the Lion of Night and his demons away from the realms of men.[11]

According to reports, it is possible to fornicate with demons in Asshai.[12]

Culture

The demon road connects Volantis and Meereen.[13] Demon's dance is a poison known to maesters.[14] Sea Demon is one of the ships of Stannis Baratheon.[15] Wildfire is also called the jade demon.[16]

Demons are depicted on some of the linked coins on the necklace of Vargo Hoat.[17] Demons are among the gargoyles and grotesques which decorate Dragonstone.[18] Demons are among the painted images on the shields of some free folk warriors.[19] The helm of Ser Tommard Heddle depicted a scaled and slavering demon.[20]

"Demon" is used to describe some great fighters, such as the demon of the Trident,[21] King Robert I Baratheon, or the Kingsguard from House Darry known as the Demon of Darry.[22] Archmaester Mancaster wrote Sea Demons: A History of the Children of the Drowned God of the Isles about the ironborn.[23]

History

Dragonglass and demonic black blood are said to have rained down from red clouds during the Doom of Valyria.[2]

Alys Rivers was feared to be a witch who lay with demons.[24]

The Shepherd claimed that dragons were demons summoned from the seven hells by Valyrian sorcerers.[25]

Sam Stoops' wife believed the Lord of the Seven Hells would send a demon to collect the child whenever Rohanne Webber, Lady of Coldmoat, gave birth.[26]

Serving girls at Casterly Rock believed that Maggy the Frog could summon demons.[27]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Dywen of the Night's Watch tells Jon Snow that the wildling Craster deals with slavers and demons.[28]

When revealing to Tyrion Lannister the story of his mutilation, Varys wonders if the voice heard from the flames in which his sexual organs were burned was a god, a demon, or a trick.[29]

A Storm of Swords

When Daenerys Targaryen sees the elaborate hairstyles of Astapori guards, she compares them to a troupe of demons from the seventh hell.[30]

A Feast for Crows

Alarmed by the War of the Five Kings and Stannis Baratheon's support of R'hllor, sparrows in King's Landing warn of doom and demon worship.[31][32][33]

A Dance with Dragons

Leona Woolfield refers to R'hllor as a fire demon,[34] while the queen's men in Stannis's company believe the Drowned God and weirwoods to be demons.[35][36] Wulfe One-Ear considers the black-skinned Moqorro to be a demon priest.[37]

Slavers brand Ser Jorah Mormont's face with a demon's mask to mark him as disobedient.[38]

References

  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 10, Davos II.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 61, Daenerys VII.
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 78, Samwell V.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 39, Jon VIII.
  10. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: East of Ib.
  11. 11.0 11.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Yi Ti.
  12. 12.0 12.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Asshai-by-the-Shadow.
  13. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.
  14. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
  15. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 58, Davos III.
  16. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 5, Davos I.
  17. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 21, Jaime III.
  18. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
  19. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 58, Jon XII.
  20. The Mystery Knight.
  21. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 6, Catelyn II.
  22. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  23. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  24. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  25. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  26. The Sworn Sword.
  27. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  28. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 23, Jon III.
  29. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
  30. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 23, Daenerys II.
  31. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
  32. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  33. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
  34. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.
  35. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
  36. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 62, The Sacrifice.
  37. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.
  38. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 66, Tyrion XII.