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"Bring me his horse."
Mirri Maz Duur to Daenerys Targaryen[src]

The red (Dothraki: Jin Virzeth) is a stallion belonging to Khal Drogo.

Biography

Season 1

Drogo rides the red to Pentos to meet with Illyrio Mopatis and Viserys Targaryen to accept a pact to marry Viserys's sister Daenerys.[1]

Drogo rides the red through the Dothraki Sea,[2][3] Vaes Dothrak[4] and Lhazar.[5]

After suffering a wound from Mago and subsequently being treated by the maegi Mirri Maz Duur, Drogo falls from the red having grown weak from the festering wound. In a desperate attempt to save him, Daenerys begs Mirri to perform blood magic. The few bloodriders who remain loyal to him carry Drogo into a tent, and Mirri tells them that only death can pay for life, requesting that they bring her his horse. The red is uneasy as it is brought in, and Mirri calms it with a chant before slitting its throat.[6]

Appearances

Season One appearances
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood
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​In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Dothraki are an unsentimental people who do not name their horses or dogs, and Drogo refers to his stallion as his "red". When Mirri decides to sacrifice it, Rakharo, Aggo and Quaro have to force it into the tent as it is frightened of the stench of death. As in the TV series, Mirri slits its throat for her blood magic.

When Daenerys walks into Drogo's funeral pyre, for a moment she glimpses Drogo on his red.

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