Alleras/Sarella the Sphinx
Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:14 AM
But I would hope since he was still around the candle. He'll know the importance tof the two then. But I guess we'll know when the time comes
Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:33 AM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:01 PM
Alleras is still the greatest unknown in the series along with Howland Reed. Shes introduced to us in AFFCs and nothing further is mentioned about her. She has to have a role
Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:19 PM
Whatever Alleras/Sarella is actually up to could be connected to her role as one of the heads and she's a more interesting character than Arianne so I hope it's her!
I can't remember what thread it was on, or who came up with the suggestion(I have had a look but couldn't find anything), but there was a suggestion that the 3 parts represent the houses themselves - maybe Lannister, Arryn and Martell. I don't know about this, Martell's a given due to his connection to the Targaryens but Lannister and Arryn? If Petyr is still in charge of the Vale when Danny comes to Westeros I can see him joining her to make sure he's on the winning side and I guess if Tyrion manages to get back to Westeros to claim Casterley Rock this idea has legs.
Still, I think it's more likely that the 3 heads are individuals rather than houses, Aemon himself exclaimed when on the boat trip that he wanted to be one of the heads but was too old.
Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:25 PM
Egyptian sphinxes on the other hand are masculine and benevolent.
A griffin has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. It is very similar to a sphinx. The references to Griffins in the books are House Connington and young Griff.
Could Aemon be misconstruing a sphinx for a griffin and actually be referring to young Griff as the riddle? GRRM likes to use prophecies that could mean many different things. Cersei and the Valonqar being one of the prime examples. The sphinx Aemon talks about being Alleras/Sarella somehow seems too obvious. I think "the Sphinx is the riddle not the riddler" is actually referring to the mystery of who or what Young Griff/Aegon actually is. Alleras/Sarella could very well have an important part in the story going forward but to make the assumption that Aemon is talking about her might be overblowing her importance.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:13 AM
I do not exclude this but a man has to ask: how could Aemon know about Young Griff? Varys? No, no, no, no, please...