"Go south to the land of the Lhazareen, the Lamb Men will kill us and take your dragons."
―Ser Jorah Mormont to Daenerys Targaryen[src]

The Lhazareen are shepherds from the continent of Essos. Established on Lhazar, southeast of Vaes Dothrak, their camps are frequently raided for slaves by the Dothraki, who refer to them as Lamb Men.

Mirri Maz Duur

Mirri Maz Duur, a Lhazareen healer and "maegi"

604 Ornela

Ornela, a Lhazareen girl who was abducted as a bride by a Dothraki khal.

Mirroring the importance of shepherding in Lhazareen culture, their deity is known as the "Great Shepherd".

Notable Lhazareen

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Lhazareen have a physical appearance similar to the Dothraki, with copper skin, dark hair, and almond-shaped eyes, but they are also more squat in stature and flat-faced.

Lhazar was never part of the Valyrian Freehold, so unlike the Free Cities and even nearby Slaver's Bay which had been conquered by Valyria, the Lhazareen language is not derived from Valyrian. There are no examples of the Lhazareen language in the books beyond person and place names, but it is described as having a singsong quality.

The Dothraki believe the Lhazareen engage in sexual acts with their sheep - though outsiders also think the Dothraki engage in sexual acts with their horses, so this probably isn't credible.

In "A Dance with Dragons", Daenerys makes an alliance with Lhazar. Fighters from Lhazar are among those who come to Meereen to battle in the Fighting Pits.

A former Lhazareen slave named the Red Lamb goes into training in the Great Pyramid to become a knight, serves as a squire to Ser Barristan Selmy, and eventually becomes a newly-made knight. He takes part in the battle of Meereen, and kills one of the Yunkish lords known as the Little Pigeon.

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