Thor is, as we know, the son of Odin. He is also the ‘lightning god”. He is prophesized to die fighting the giant serpent Jörmungandr during the Ragnarok.
We already have a situation the fits the bill for Thor’s death: Lord Beric Dondarrion, the Lightning Lord, dies multiple times while fighting the “giant” Gregor Clegane… however, Beric never truly dies at Gregor’s hands, nor does he kill his “giant” like Thor is said to do. I believe that this is because, while they do embody elements of Thor v. Jörmungandr, they aren’t the actually representation of it, but are simply there to put us in the mindset for the REAL Thor:
As I posted above, Mance could be Bloodraven’s son… which would make him Odin’s Son. Thor was said to be a great warrior, as Mance also is. Mance is also searching for the Horn of JORUMAN… which is a very obvious take from Jörmungandr. The HoJ is said to have “woken giants from the earth”… another connection. As has been speculated, Sam likely has the HoJ with him… Sam is also a big man, so maybe he in the end will kill Mance. However, Tormund is also a very big man, and called Giantsbane… another connection to giants… so maybe Tormund will in the end kill Mance. Or maybe the HoJ is a dragonhorn, and Mance will get hold of it, control a dragon, or “winged serpent”, and end up killing while being killed by it/another dragon in the end.
However, the outcome I like the best is that Mance will be killed by (and likely also kill ) Jon: if RLJ is true, then Jon is a Targ, which means that he is a DRAGON (“winged SERPENT”)
Now, rip me to shreds fellow Heretics!
Edited by Tyryan Lannister, 08 December 2012 - 02:29 PM.