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"It is said that Irogenia of Lys could finish a man with nothing but her eyes... Kings traveled across the world for a night with Irogenia. Magisters sold their palaces. Khals burned her enemies just to have her for a few hours. They say a thousand men proposed to her and she refused them all."
―Doreah[src]

Irogenia of Lys was a famous Lysene courtesan from the pleasure-houses.

Biography

Background

Irogenia of Lys was allegedly incredibly seductive. There are several legends as to the extraordinary lengths powerful men would go to win her favor yet she ultimately refused all marriage offers.

Season 1

Doreah, a former bed-slave from Lys, recounts the fame of Irogenia to Daenerys Targaryen.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is mention of a courtesan named Irogenia. While Lys is famous for its pleasure houses, the most famous courtesans hail from Braavos.

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