Mirri Maz Duur
|World of Westeros - People|
|Monday, 31 May 2010 21:41|
10th Level (Godswife 5 / Maester 2 / Maegi 3) - Deceased
Mirri is a thick-bodied, flat-nosed woman in her forties. She is one of the Lhazareen, the Lamb Men who live south of the Dothraki Sea, and one of many victims of the marauding Dothraki.
As a former temple godswife, Mirri has skill in the healing arts and is considered a holy woman among her people. Her temple and home are sacked by Khal Drogo’s khalasar, but Daenerys saves her life. Mirri claims to know “all of the songs and spells most pleasing to the Great Shepherd, and how to make the sacred smokes and ointments from leaf and root and berry.” Though she is loathe to use the word, Mirri is also a maegi — a practitioner of dark and secret magics. The Dothraki say that women with those skills lay with demons and drain men of their life-force, and are thus wary and superstitious of such folk.
Mirri learned much from her own people, but then travelled to further her studies. She journeyed as far as Asshai, where she learned birthing songs from a moonsinger, crop magic and horse tending from the Dothraki, and healing arts from a Westerosi maester. She also apprenticed with a bloodmage from the Shadow Lands, whose secrets she carefully guards; she can summon ancient and terrible powers if need be. She carries a small wooden box with medical tools, and also has an ancient bronze knife.
Mirri becomes Daenerys’s trusted servant for a time, at least until the ritual that was to save Drogo destroys his mind and costs Daenerys her unborn son. At that point, Mirri Miz Duur reveals that her actions were revenge against the Dothraki, who took everything from her but her life. In response, Daenerys orders Mirri bound and staked out in the sun, and finally burns her alive in Khal Drogo’s funeral pyre.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 21:43|