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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, welcome the sun in the morning, and preach to crowds. Red temples purchase slaves as children and raise them to be priests, prostitutes, and warriors.
Melisandre was bound to a great red temple when she was a child. Thoros of Myr was also given to a red temple when he was young.
Known red temples
- Temple of the Lord of Light, in Braavos
- unspecified temples in Dorne
- a great temple in Lys
- at least one red temple in Myr
- a modest wharfside temple in Oldtown
- a great red temple in Pentos
- a temple of red stone in Selhorys
- at least one red temple in Tyrosh
- Temple of the Lord of Light, in Volantis
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.
The red priests love their fires. The Lord of Light is their god, red R'hllor.—Yorko to Arya Stark
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Prologue.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 6, Arya I.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: The Quarrelsome Daughters: Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.