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A Glamor is a magical illusion, based on the 'weaving' of light, that can be cast by red priests of R'hllor, such as Melisandre.[1]


Glamors are strongest when built on a particular object, or body part belonging to person on which the illusion will resemble.[1]

The wearer of the glamor also wears a ruby that mantains the spell.[1]

Recent events

A Feast for Crows

The dying Maester Aemon dismisses Stannis Baratheon's sword as a false Lightbringer, its glow nothing more than a glamour, because it radiates no heat, only light.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

Melisandre had used a glamor on Mance Rayder to make him appear as the Lord of Bones, whom she had glamored into appearing as Mance Rayder, to spare the King-Beyond-the-Wall from being executed.[1]


The spell is made of shaddow and suggestion. Men see what they expect to see.[1]

- Melisandre instructs to Mance Rayder not to remove the Lord of Bones' skull mask to avoid the glamor from failing.

Glamor, seeming, illusion. R'hllor is Lord of Light, Jon Snow, and it is given to his servants to weave with it, as others weave with thread.[1]

- Melisandre to Jon Snow

The bones remember. The strongest glamors are built of such things. A dead man's boots, a hank of hair, a bag of fingerbones. With whispered words and prayer, a man's shadow can be drawn forth from such and draped about another like a cloak. The wearer's essence does not change, only his seeming.[1]

- Melisandre explains to Jon Snow how glamors work

The sword is wrong, she has to know that ... light without heat ... an empty glamour ... the sword is wrong, and the false light can only lead us deeper into darkness.[3]

- the dying Maester Aemon, to Samwell Tarly