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A''' Walk of Shame''' or a '''Penance Walk''' is a punishment in the [[Westeros]] usually reserved to punish, humiliate and shame a woman publicly for either adultery or whoring. The act is usually performed as both a punishment and a way to degrade a woman and rob her of her pride and power.  
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[[File:Magali Villeneuve Walk of Shame.jpg|[[Cersei Lannister]] disrobing before the walk of shame. ©FFG|thumb|400px]]
 
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[[File:Marc Simonetti CL walk of shame.jpg|Cersei's penance walk from the [[Great Sept of Baelor]] to the [[Red Keep]] - by Marc Simonetti ©|thumb|400px]]
[[File: MarcSimonetti_Atonement.jpg‎|Cersei's penance walk from the [[Great Sept of Baelor]] to the [[Red Keep]] - by Marc Simonetti ©|thumb|350px]]
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A '''walk of atonement'''{{ref|ADWD|65}} is a punishment in the [[Seven Kingdoms]] usually reserved to punish, humiliate and shame a woman publicly for either adultery or whoring. The [[customs|custom]] is usually performed as both a punishment and a way to degrade a woman and rob her of her pride and power.  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
When [[Tywin Lannister]] father [[Tytos Lannister|Tytos]] died. Tywin found his father's mistress trying on one of his late mother's gowns. A common-born woman and the daughter of a chandler, the mistress dominated Tytos utterly, ordering about the household knights and dismissing servants and helping herself to his late wife's jewelery.{{Ref|aSoS|66}} Tywin had her stripped naked and forced the sobbing woman to perform a Walk of Shame through the streets of [[Lannisport]] to confess to every man she met that she was a thief and a harlot before banishing her from the [[Westerlands]]. The walk spelled an end to her power. {{Ref|aFfC|3}}
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When [[Tywin Lannister]]'s father [[Tytos Lannister|Tytos]] died, Tywin found [[Tytos Lannister's second mistress|his father's mistress]] trying on one of the gowns of his late mother, [[Jeyne Marbrand]]. A common-born woman and the daughter of a chandler, the mistress had dominated Tytos utterly, ordering the household knights about, dismissing servants, and helping herself to Jeyne's jewelry.{{Ref|aSoS|66}}{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}} Expelling the mistress from [[Casterly Rock]], Tywin had her stripped naked and forced the sobbing woman to walk through the streets of [[Lannisport]] into exile at the docks, confessing to every man she met that she was a thief and a harlot.{{Ref|aFfC|3}}{{ref|ADWD|65}}{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
[[Cersei Lannister]] is forced to perform a Walk by the [[High Sparrow|High Septon]] of the [[Faith of the Seven]] from the [[Great Sept of Baelor]] to the [[Red Keep]]. Cersei is shaved of hair from her entire body, then stripped naked. Just prior to the walk.
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[[Cersei Lannister]] is forced to perform a walk of atonement by the [[High Sparrow|High Septon]] of the [[Faith of the Seven]] from the [[Great Sept of Baelor]] to the [[Red Keep]]. Cersei is shaved of hair from her entire body, then stripped naked. An escort of [[Warrior's Sons]], [[Poor Fellows]], and several septas protect her from the leering and jeering crowds that have flocked to see her shame.{{ref|ADWD|65}}
An escort of [[Warrior's Sons]], [[Poor Fellows]], and several septas protect her from the leering and jeering crowds that have flocked to see her shame.
 
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{Quote|The wickedness of women is well-known, and all women are wantons at heart, given to using their wiles and their beauty to work their wills on men. {{Ref|aDwD|54}}}}  
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{{Quote|Vain and proud [[Tytos Lannister's mistress|she]] was, before so haughty you’d think she’s forgot she came from dirt.  Once we got her clothes off her, though, she was just another whore.|[[House Lannister guards|House Lannister guard]] regarding [[Tytos Lannister's second mistress]]{{Ref|aDwD|65}}}}
- [[High Sparrow|The High Sparrow]] to Cersei
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{{Quote|They think that this will break my pride, that it will make an end to me, but they are wrong.|[[Cersei Lannister]]'s thoughts during her walk{{Ref|aDwD|65}}}}
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{{Quote|[[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] was soiled goods now, Her power at an end.|[[Kevan Lannister]] after his niece's walk.{{Ref|aDwD|Epilogue}}}}
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{{quote|All the self-seekers who had named themselves her friends and cultivated her favor had abandoned her quickly enough when [[Tywin Lannister|Tywin]] had her stripped naked and paraded through [[Lannisport]] to the docks, like a common whore. Though no man laid a hand on her, that walk spelled the end of her power. Surely Tywin would never have dreamed that same fate awaited his own [[Cersei Lannister|golden daughter]].|[[Kevan Lannister]] thinking of [[Tytos Lannister's second mistress]]{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}}}
  
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==Behind the Scenes==
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[[George R. R. Martin]] may have been inspired by penitential walks, such as the three barefoot walks of [[w:Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester|Eleanor Cobham]] and the kirtle-clad walk of [[w:Jane Shore|Jane Shore]].
  
{{Quote|[[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] was soiled goods now, Her power at and end.{{Ref|aDwD|Epilogue}}}}
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==References==
- [[Kevan Lannister]] after his nieces Penance Walk
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{{Quote|They think that this will break my pride, that it will make an end to me, but they are wrong. {{Ref|aDwD|65}}}}
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[[fr:Marche d'expiation]]
-[[Cersei Lannister]]s thoughts during the Walk.
 
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[Customs]] for additional information on customs and traditions of westeros.
 
 
 
==References and Notes==
 
{{References}}
 
 
 
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[[Category:Westeros]]
 

Latest revision as of 18:18, 3 September 2018

Cersei Lannister disrobing before the walk of shame. ©FFG
Cersei's penance walk from the Great Sept of Baelor to the Red Keep - by Marc Simonetti ©

A walk of atonement[1] is a punishment in the Seven Kingdoms usually reserved to punish, humiliate and shame a woman publicly for either adultery or whoring. The custom is usually performed as both a punishment and a way to degrade a woman and rob her of her pride and power.

History

When Tywin Lannister's father Tytos died, Tywin found his father's mistress trying on one of the gowns of his late mother, Jeyne Marbrand. A common-born woman and the daughter of a chandler, the mistress had dominated Tytos utterly, ordering the household knights about, dismissing servants, and helping herself to Jeyne's jewelry.[2][3] Expelling the mistress from Casterly Rock, Tywin had her stripped naked and forced the sobbing woman to walk through the streets of Lannisport into exile at the docks, confessing to every man she met that she was a thief and a harlot.[4][1][3]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Cersei Lannister is forced to perform a walk of atonement by the High Septon of the Faith of the Seven from the Great Sept of Baelor to the Red Keep. Cersei is shaved of hair from her entire body, then stripped naked. An escort of Warrior's Sons, Poor Fellows, and several septas protect her from the leering and jeering crowds that have flocked to see her shame.[1]

Quotes

Vain and proud she was, before so haughty you’d think she’s forgot she came from dirt. Once we got her clothes off her, though, she was just another whore.

They think that this will break my pride, that it will make an end to me, but they are wrong.

Cersei Lannister's thoughts during her walk[1]

Cersei was soiled goods now, Her power at an end.

Kevan Lannister after his niece's walk.[3]

All the self-seekers who had named themselves her friends and cultivated her favor had abandoned her quickly enough when Tywin had her stripped naked and paraded through Lannisport to the docks, like a common whore. Though no man laid a hand on her, that walk spelled the end of her power. Surely Tywin would never have dreamed that same fate awaited his own golden daughter.

Behind the Scenes

George R. R. Martin may have been inspired by penitential walks, such as the three barefoot walks of Eleanor Cobham and the kirtle-clad walk of Jane Shore.

References