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Bakkalon, also known as the Pale Child and called Bakkalon of the Sword, is a god of death worshipped in Essos, including Asshai,[1] Braavos,[2] and Lys.[3]


Larra Rogare worshipped the manifold gods of Lys, including Bakkalon.[3]

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A Feast for Crows

After entering the House of Black and White in Braavos for the first time, Arya Stark notices the statue of a pale infant with a sword.[4] The statue of Bakkalon is most commonly visited by soldiers.[2]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Tyrion Lannister mentions the Pale Child to Penny during the second siege of Meereen as another name for death.[5]

Behind the Scenes

Bakkalon is a god in George R. R. Martin's "Thousand Worlds" science fiction universe. In Martin's 1975 short story "And Seven Times Never Kill Man", the deity is worshiped by the Steel Angels, a military-religious sect.


  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Asshai-by-the-Shadow.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 22, Arya II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 6, Arya I.
  5. The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Tyrion II.