The Great Other is the god of darkness, cold, and death in the faith of R'hllor. His true name is never spoken. He is considered the enemy of R'hllor, the Lord of Light. Followers of R'hllor believe that there are only two gods, R'hllor and the Great Other, who wage an eternal war over the fate of the world. All forces of darkness, cold, and death are believed to be only servants to the Great Other.