A High Priestess is a very powerful female vampyre. She has completed her training as the leader of The Dark Daughters and Sons. A well known High Priestess position is the Headmistress of a House of Night.
Whenever a High Priestess suffers such a shock that her soul shattered, her Warrior doesn't seem to be able to stay alive. Some of them killed themselves so that they knew they could follow their High Priestesses to the Otherworld and continue to protect them there. High Priestesses who, through their affinity for spirit, have journeyed to the Otherworld and couldn't bear the death of their Warriors. Some of them were able to heal their souls in the Otherworld, but they chose to remain there with their Warriors. If their soul remains shattered, the person becomes a Caoinic Shi, a being that will never rest.
In the past, the High Priestesses were invited to the Gathering at San Clemente Island where the Vampyre High Council lead a discussion on the direction vampyre society should ask in the new century wherein inventions, science and technology would advance at an unheard-of rate. High Priestesses would go to the port of New Orleans and be joined by many other High Priestesses for the Atlantic Crossing.
Italy's ancient High Priestesses wore traditional ceremonial garb, which left their breasts bared, their hair adorned with flowers and ivy, and their lush hips draped in transparent fabric the color of a maiden’s blush.
Known High PriestessesEdit
In the House of Night SeriesEdit
- Neferet (former)
- Zoey Redbird
- Stevie Rae Johnson (first Red Vampyre High Priestess)
- Thanatos †
- Gorgon (mentioned)
- Cleopatra (mentioned)
In the House of Night NovellasEdit
Vampyre High Council High PriestessesEdit
In the House of Night Other World SeriesEdit
- High Priestesses are not expected to have more than one lover at a time; they simply have the option to choose more than one partner without being judged.