The three prefixes h-, wh-, and th- combine with the three suffixes -ere, -ither, and -ence to form nine distinct location-related terms: here, hither, hence, where, whither, whence, there, thither, and thence.
The -ence suffix is motion from some location, the -ither suffix is motion towards some location, and the -ere suffix is a nonmoving location. The wh- prefix means which place, the h- prefix means this place, and the th- prefix means that place.
So whence means coming from which place, whereas whither means going towards which place. So it’s “whence I came” but “whither I go”. “He has come hither” means he has come to this place. “I shall go thither” is going to that place. &c &c &c.
And our lightning lord Beric Dondarion certainly seems to possess a will of his own. I think Lady Stark does, too.
Edited by CrypticWeirwood, 19 April 2012 - 03:57 PM.