Seven hells

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Seven hells are possible afterlives preached by septons in the Faith of the Seven. The religion also believes in seven heavens.[1] People of Westeros often refer to "seven hells" as an expletive.[2][3]


The seven hells were created by the gods[4] as places of punishment and torment for sinners who do not repent of their sins,[5] and each is deeper than the last.[6] The condemned can burn in seven hells,[7][8] which are believed to be hot instead of frozen.[9][10][11] Some of the seven hells have black pits.[12]

The Lord of the Seven Hells practices dark arts and commands demons. Smallfolk believe a witch can trade her unborn children to him, in return for being taught sorcery.[13]

Some of the uninformed and superstitious people of the Seven Kingdoms believe that the known world ends far west of Westeros at the gates of hell.[14]


Some septons claimed that the Doom of Valyria was the unleashing of seven hells by godless Valyrians.[15]

The Shepherd declared that dragons were demons summoned by Valyrian sorcerers from the pits of the seven hells.[16]


Your crimes will have earned you a place of torment in the deepest of the seven hells, if the gods are just.[6]

Seven bloody hells. I hate fires.[17]

If you die before you say her name, ser, I will hunt you through all seven hells.[18]

Bonifer: If it is Sandor Clegane that we encounter, what would you have me do?
Jaime: Send him to join his beloved brother and be glad the gods made seven hells. One would never be enough to hold both of the Cleganes.[4]


  1. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 52, Daenerys IX.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 25, Eddard V.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 52, Arya XI.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 55, Catelyn VII.
  7. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 39, Eddard X.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 34, Arya VI.
  9. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 38, Arya VIII.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
  11. Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  12. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 32, Arya III.
  13. The Sworn Sword.
  14. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
  15. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Doom of Valyria.
  16. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  17. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
  18. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 70, Tyrion X.