Who Are The Dosh Khaleen?


In the season premier of Game of Thrones we see our favorite Khalessi taken by Khal Moro, another khal of the Great Grass Sea. When the khal attempted to take Daenerys as his wife, she told him about her marriage to Khal Drogo. As it is taboo for a khal to take another khal’s widow, Daenerys was saved from being kept as a slave to Moro. Unfortunately she is now his captive and will be brought before the Dosh Khaleen in Vaes Dothrak to serve with them for the rest of her life. Now we know that having our one true queen trapped in the sacred Dothraki city is very bad news but who exactly are these women of the Dosh Khaleen?

In Dothraki culutre, when a khal is slain in battle, his wife or wives must be taken to Vaes Dothrak by his blood riders to serve in the Dosh Khaleen. The former khaleesis are the only permanent residents of Vaes Dothraki. These widows act as the ruling party of the Dothraki people and serve as interpreters for omens of the future. They are also religious leaders for their people which makes them some of the most powerful and feared among the Dothraki. No khal worth his weight in salt would ever dare to disobey the Dosh Khaleen.

Who knows what will be in store for us in the next episode of Game of Thrones.


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