A Song of Ice and Fire: "Honour through Blood!"
A Septon is the male equivalent of a Septa, which are both collectively known as Godsworn. Septons, like all Godsworn, are expected to be chaste and worship The Seven equally, but as the male face of the order, are generally more inclined towards the male aspects of The Faith: The Father, The Warrior and The Smith.
Some Septons become the religious teachers of young noble males, teaching them skills like chivalry, courage, and morality. Septons canbecome apart of the Most Devout, and therefore the very greatest may become High Septon.