The prophetic nature of the wolves
Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:57 PM
Nymeria, Arya's wolf: named after a warrior, has to run away to save herself after the fight at the river, and then Arya has the same fate.
Lady: Sansa's wolf. The perfect little lady who has to be killed for associations and the lies and lack of mercy of Joffrey...will Sansa share that fate eventually?
Shaggydog: Rickon and that wolf seem to be 100% on the same page. Will Rickon end up a half crazed loose cannon?
I could go on, but some things I would mention are from season 2 of the HBO show...
So, now when I read the books, I pay particular attention to the animals. Has anyone else noticed this? Are there any other examples like this in the book?Are there things I should watch for that may indicate what is to come for that character?
Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:32 PM
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:28 PM
I have not heard about that Warg Link yet, but I am in the middle of book 2. So maybe we will find out soon.
Yes, I warn you to look too much in these forums or the Wiki, spoiled myself a few times there
Edited by Nathan the Calm, 18 October 2012 - 04:28 PM.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:19 PM
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:14 AM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:04 PM
Even in all of the first Bran chapters of the book (before he wakes). He is the only one who hasn't given a name to his wolf yet. And he only does so after dreaming of the three eyed crow and looking in the dephts of winter.
The three eyed crow told him something like "you've seen, this is why you need to live. Because Winter is coming". Then right after, Bran wakes up and his first words are "His name is Summer" about the dog.
So the first book and the wolves story is already setting up the big lines. Bran has to live because he will somehow be the key to beat the winter and to allow the summer to come again.
Same for the other Starks. I think the links Robb/Grey Wind, Jon/Ghost, Nymeria/Arya are obvious. For Sansa/Lady, I think it means Sansa has to change and be in charge of her own destiny or she will die. For Shaggydog/Rickon, it makes sense as well, as of all of the Starks, Rickon will be the one to have the lesser memory of his family joined together in Winterfell as he was still a toddler when they were separated (and more, but no spoils here )
Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:20 PM
Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:21 AM
Summer has the most prophetic reactions than the others that seems to be his gift. Grey Wind is the fastest hence his name. Nymeria is a firece warrior hence her name. Shaggy is because Rickon is so small, but Shaggy seems to be the fiercest of them all and the strongest. Lady is the prettiest and most trusting as noted by Ned before he kills her. Ghost is because he is completely silent and can disappear at night w/o being seen and a=can easily sneak up on people. As the they are bonded, so is the bond they have with the old gods and the weirwoods. As long as they each live they are forever connected with their wolf whether together or seperated.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:54 AM
The wolf is dead because of a stag's antler.