Maris (septa)

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Maris
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Title Mother
Allegiance Faith of the Seven
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Mother Maris was a septa of the Faith of the Seven during the reign of Jaehaerys I Targaryen.

History

Maris taught generations of orphaned girls at a motherhouse in Gulltown.[1] The building later came to be called the Motherhouse of Maris.[2]

After wedding his sister, Alysanne, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen sent seven preachers to walk the realm and win smallfolk over to the marriage, not with swords, but with words. Mother Maris was among these seven. They traveled the Seven Kingdoms alone, walking from village to village, telling smallfolk of Jaehaerys's wisdom and Alysanne's kindness. When challenged on the issue of incest, the seven would say the Valyrians mounted dragons and thus were not like other men, and as such, an exception had to be made.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade.
  2. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.