Maris (Mother)

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Star of the Faith.svg Mother
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Title Mother
Allegiance Faith of the Seven
Culture Valemen

Mother Maris was the leader of a motherhouse in Gulltown during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.


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]


  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.