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A maegi is a woman of Essos who practices bloodmagic.[1][2] According to Mirri Maz Duur, the word means "wise".[3]

The bloodmagic of maegi is hated, mistrusted, and forbidden by the Dothraki, who claim that the maegi lie with demons and come to men in the dark of night to suck life and strength from their bodies. They may sometimes go so far as to kill anyone even assumed to be a maegi, to prevent her from cursing them with evil magic.[1] Maegi often show a remarkable capability of telling one's future, usually from a drop of blood.[4]

The Dothraki also use the word to refer to other types of magic practitioners, such as the warlocks of Qarth and the Undying Ones.[5][6]

Known or reputed maegi