dtones520, on 05 June 2012 - 03:37 PM, said:
Hey genius, Ned got married in Riverrun's Sept.
People keep repeating this as if it were a good refutation. Have you people thought it through at all? Ned got married in a sept... to Catelyn Tully
. In Riverrun. A woman of the riverlands, where they practice the faith of the Seven. Ned, as we know from the very first Catelyn chapter (and the 2nd chapter of the first book), is very accommodating of his wife, and he had a small sept built for her at Winterfell.
Now why exactly is Ned, being married in the sept of Riverrun to his Seven-worshipping southern Westerosi wife, an argument for the King in the North
who is marrying a Volantene? Maybe if Robb was just the Lord of Winterfell and not the King in the North ("even their gods are wrong!"), and maybe if his wife were a Seven worshipper, then I'd concede the point. But they worship Rh'llor in Volantis. They like Rh'llor so much that there's even a temple to him that's bigger than the Great Sept of Baelor from King's Landing. It's not 100% impossible that there are some Volantene who keep the Seven (just as there are, say, Christian minorities in Muslim countries and vice-versa), but it's unlikely.
It'd be like seeing a white Scottish man (known for coming from a very Christian culture) marrying an Arabic Muslim woman in a... Buddhist temple. Wat.
Not to mention, even for a wedding done in the rites of the Seven, it was wrong. No cloak exchange, and the exchange of vows was different. So there.
(I didn't really care about that, but I did think the way they showed in the show, with the two reciting the same vows at the same time, sounded horribly cheesy. YMMV.)
sumpthy, on 05 June 2012 - 01:56 PM, said:
No it isn't. The Faith of the Seven comes from Essos.
Yeah, thousands of years ago from the Andals... the Faith of the Seven hasn't been popular in Essos for quite a while.
Edited by Morrigan, 06 June 2012 - 12:37 AM.