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Art by Foolish-Arethousa

Culture Lysene
Born 278 AC or 279 AC[1]
Died 299 AC
the red waste

Played by Roxanne McKee
TV series Game of Thrones:
Season 1 | 2

Doreah is a Lysene handmaid to Daenerys Targaryen. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones she is played by Roxanne McKee.


See also: Images of Doreah

Doreah has fair hair and blue eyes.[3] At the start of the series, she is almost twenty.[4]


Magister Illyrio Mopatis found Doreah in a pleasure house in Lys. Viserys Targaryen bedded her while he was a guest at Illyrio's manse.[5]

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A Game of Thrones

Doreah, Irri, and Jhiqui, are given to Daenerys Targaryen as wedding gifts to serve as her handmaidens; Doreah is to instruct the young bride in the "womanly" arts of love.[3] Daenerys remembers Doreah's lessons when she sleeps with Khal Drogo.[4][5]

Viserys Targaryen is usually kinder to Doreah than to Daenerys's Dothraki handmaids, and Daenerys has the Lyseni sew a fine sandsilk cloak for her brother. When Daenerys sends Doreah to bring Viserys to dinner, however, he strikes the handmaid. Daenerys then offers the cloak to her brother, but Viserys refuses to wear the Dothraki garb.[5]

Doreah drapes Daenerys in a scented sandsilk robe after she has sex with Drogo by the Womb of the World.[6]

The handmaid accompanies Daenerys when she visits the Western Market of Vaes Dothrak. At a magician's booth, Daenerys purchases a fertility charm for Doreah. When a wineseller attacks Daenerys, Doreah prevents the pregnant girl from falling on her belly.[7]

Daenerys claims Eroeh and tasks Doreah with tending to her wounds.[8]

Daenaerys's handmaids help treat Drogo as the khal is dying.[9] Doreah washes and brushes Daenerys's hair in preparation for Drogo's funeral.[10]

A Clash of Kings

After Drogo's death, Daenerys takes what remains of her khalasar and marches out into the red waste in search of a safe place. On the march, Doreah dies of a wasting disease,.[11]

A Dance with Dragons

Daenerys, now Queen of Meereen, uses Doreah's lessons when she sleeps with Daario Naharis.[12] Having reluctantly reopened the fighting pits of Meereen, Daenerys thinks of Doreah and other women she has lost.[13]

Quotes by Doreah

Once there were two moons in the sky, but one wandered too close to the sun and cracked from the heat. A thousand thousand dragons poured forth, and drunk the fire of the sun. That is why dragons breathe flame.[4]

—Doreah to Daenerys Targaryen

Quotes about Doreah

She's very good, Illyrio and I can both swear to that.[3]

The Lysene girl had hair the color of honey, and eyes like the summer sky.[4]

—thoughts of Daenerys Targaryen


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