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The Andals sailed from Andalos in northwest Essos, to Westeros, to get away from the Valyrians, and brought  their religion with them, and their religion had arisen in Essos.

But later I read that all the septs are in Westeros, except one sept in Braavos, and it was only used by visiting Westerosi sailors.

But I read that a mixed Andal-Valyrian population remained ;n Andalos, so it seems that some Andals remained in Essos and inter-bred with invading Valyrians. If so, what happened to the Faith of the Seven in Andalos?

I also read that early invading Andals in Westeros drew 7-pointed stars on rocks. But that habit stopped. It could be that the High Septon ruled that the 7-pointed star symbol was too sacred to be casually drawn on outdoor public surfaces and used as a graffiti.

 

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I don't claim some special insight but, yeah, Andalos is pretty much emptied of Andals by this point in the story.

Its a bit a bit sad but to my understanding GRRM wanted a story focused on Westeros and so cut many ties between Westeros and Essos to not drag Essos to much into Westerosi affairs in the main series. Thus no Andals in Essos for the Andals in Westeros to be in contact with or act as a kind of bridge for interaction between Westeros and Essos.

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Could it be that the Andals who worshipped the Faith of the Seven were driven out of Andalos, in part due to their religious beliefs?

This could have been by Andals who followed a different religion or a different civilization alltogether. Once the seven worshipping Andals were gone, their enemies could have then destroyed any trace of the 'heathen' religion in an attempt to please their own gods?

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The same can be said about the first men that migrated west across the arm of Dorne. Granted theirs was a more primitive culture without writing or record keeping but some trace of them would surely have remained in Essos. Maybe George simply didn't want to dive too deep into that part of the world as it jut isn't relevant to the storyline.

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They were absorbed by the free cities of essos.
Their cultures in Essos died out after the great migrations.

That was 4000 years ago

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