A maegi is a woman of Essos who practices blood magic. Blood magic is very powerful, but enjoys a possibly well-deserved awful reputation. It is hated, mistrusted and forbidden by the Dothraki, who claim that the maegi lie with demons and come to men in the dark of night to suck life and strength from their bodies. They may sometimes go so far as to kill anyone even assumed to be maegi, as to prevent her from 'cursing' them with evil magic. Maegi often show a remarkable capability of telling one's future, usually from a drop of blood. According to Mirri Maz Duur, the word means "wise".
Known or reputed Maegi
- Mirri Maz Duur, a godswife of the Great Shepherd
- Maggy the Frog, a fortune teller once established in Lannisport
- Yna, a prostitute at the Happy Port in Braavos