- "The Septon has prayed his prayers."
- ―Lord Walder Frey
Septons are the male clergy of the Faith of the Seven. They preside over religious ceremonies such as weddings. They have taken vows of celibacy, and often take important positions in a noble's household, attending the local septs at castles and keeps. In contrast, female clergy are known as septas. The leader of the Faith of the Seven is known as the High Septon.
The Septon Brother Ray saves Sandor Clegane's life after finding him near death in the Vale. He and his followers, including Sandor, were building a sept when they were murdered by the Brotherhood Without Banners.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Faith is ruled over by a council known as the Most Devout. The head of the Faith is known as the High Septon, who resides within the Great Sept of Baelor in the city of King's Landing. While septons and septas serve on the council of the Most Devout, the High Septon is usually male.
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