Red temple

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Red temples are religious buildings of red stone used by followers of R'hllor, the Lord of Light. Red priests light nightfires at sunset,[1] welcome the sun in the morning,[2] and preach to crowds.[3] Red temples purchase slaves as children and raise them to be priests, prostitutes, and warriors.[4][1]


Melisandre was bound to a great red temple when she was a child.[5] Thoros of Myr was also given to a red temple when he was young.[4]

Known red temples


The red priests have a great temple on Lys. Always they are burning this and burning that, crying out to their R'hllor. They bore me with their fires.[8]

The red priests love their fires. The Lord of Light is their god, red R'hllor.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Prologue.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 6, Arya I.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  8. 8.0 8.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
  9. 9.0 9.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: The Quarrelsome Daughters: Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.