Blue Tiger

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    Literature, Felines, Canines, Mythical Astronomy, ASOIAF, Middle-Earth, Norse mythology, History, Middle Ages, Vikings, symbolism, writing, Graham Hancock's books

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  1. You forgot about the amethyst tiger, bloodstone tiger, white tiger, black tiger, golden tiger and strawberry tiger.
  2. Continous progress is a concept well-liked by those who support whatever ideology is in power right now. It's tempting to see 'our' civilization and culture as the pinnacle of all progress ever. I guess that's why things like in the Reneissance many scholars tried to show the Middle Ages as nothing more than Dark Ages full of clumsy and filithy idiots (who supposedly didn't even bathe... While in fact, it was a certain reneissance doctor who came up with a brilliant concept that bathing is bad for health... Well, if you bathe in a river near a major city, this might be true). Earlier, we had the same pattern with Classical and Antiquity painted as times of depravity and gluttony... And this pattern appears with virtually every civilisation ever. I think that we should realise that we're all only humans after all and there'll be good and bad, smart and stupid, decent and cruel people in every generation of every civilisation.
  3. Well, since that's how they've set up the whole educational system, I wouldn't say it's fair to blame anybody for being a part of it. Here, in Poland, the middle aka junior secondary school is basically a three-years long course preparing you for few exams, with the points gained there being the sole reason for your acceptance to a good high school. And high school is even more obvious preparatory course for a single exam. The teachers know more-or-less which part of the curriculum will they ask about in the exam questions and tasks... So for three years no one gives a s*** about what you actually can do or can't do... The school just wants to have graduates with 80, 90% etc. points at the final exam. Not smart or knowledgeable people. Cretins good at answering a question created according to a key and guidelines known to everybody. Take Hamlet for example. You don't have to understand wtf is going on, or the message, or the symbolism. You have to remember that 'Hamlet is an example of a tragic hero'. For example, on Polish literature final exam the topic of an essay you have to write always follows the same pattern: 'Is love/patriotism/bravery/heroism/ whatever worth fighting for/suffering for/whatever. Mention two examples of characters from literature to support your thesis'. So, during three years of lessons you learn that character A (Hamlet, Macbeth, Frodo Baggins, Ebenezer Scrooge) can be used to support Thesis B.
  4. If you were treated with disrespect and your ideas and posts and essays were diminished and judged not basing on their quality and value, but basing on the author's (in this case mine) age, wouldn't you get a bit annoyed when you see the same generalising and stereotypical claims again? But, I bear you no ill will, and I believe that you bear no ill will towards me, or anyone else. So, sorry if my post sounded like an attack on your and your thread. It seems you've started a great and fascinating discussion. And that's good.
  5. I'm 17, yet I'm here at a literature forum. And I'm not even a native speaker of English. I had to spend 11 years learning it, and in the meantime I've been working and studying tons of other stuff as well. So please don't throw me in your bag of 'current generation morons'. And I'd advise generalisations, like the one you've just made.
  6. It wasn't my post or discussion, I was just a go-between, as usually.
  7. In Chinese folklore, European's were-wolf's equivalent is the were-tiger. So, maybe this 'tiger woman' was actually a warg/skinchanger from Westeros (or elsewhere) but in The Great Empire of the Dawn and Yi Ti (which are inspired by China) she was called 'tiger-woman'?
  8. I think you should cover sample chapter spoilers... It's worth to mention that Victarion's first two wives died as well, and she killed the third. Cregan Karstark 'has buried two wives already' and Alys fears that when she gived him a child, he'll kill her as well. Since you've mentioned the Red Kraken, he died on the hands of of a girl he tried to take as salt wife, a lunar revange motif perhaps? And he wielded Valyrian steel blade Nightfall, so his BE/AA symbolism is easy to spot. Another 'Nissa Nissa Cat' figure is Lelia Lannister, The Queen of the Iron Islands: She has the 'weirwood stigmata' you've mentioned in the last episode. And she's called 'The Fairest Flower of the West'.
  9. Funny you should mention this... As in The Forsaken But I think that while Falia is a Nissa Nissa figure, she's not The Nissa Nissa. She's like Beric and Thoros, who have Azor Ahai symbolism and in some scenes play the role of Azor Ahai but are not The Azor Ahai. Falia is a great Nissa Nissa as Child of the Forrest symbol because her father's sigil has oak symbolism. And House Hewett (at least methaporically) has blood of Garth the Green, via his son Owen Oakenshield. @LmL, what do you think about this? Btw, since we're on this topic, Balon's father Quellon might give us clues about the original Bloodstone Emperor/Azor Ahai. He died at the battle of the mouth of The Mander, where we find the mysterious Battle Isle... Did the first Azor Ahai perish there as well? Quellon's third wife, Lady Piper of Pinkmaiden plays the role of his Nissa Nissa, as she comes to a foreign land and another culture (The Iron Islands), where she becomes pregnant and dies in childbirth, just like the original Nissa Nissa died (if LML's theory is true and indeed forging of Lightrbringer is a metaphor of procreation and she was a COTF/human woman who came to the Great Empire from abroad). Joffrey is an solar Azor Ahai figure as well, at least in some scenes (that's why some characters call the red comet Joffrey's comet. He gets valyrian steel blades as well, black-red reforged Ice). And he has one scene where he metaphorically kills the COTF-cat-Nissa Nissa character to get her children (which can be metaphores for Lightbringer or the moon meteors coming from cracked second moon, which might be symbolised by Nissa Nissa lunar figure):
  10. Wrong subforum... And GoT spoilers.
  11. I've seen that move few years ago, and it's definitely worth checking out. Hmm... I think you're right here. Btw, some time ago I've made some 'second moon of Planetos' images, and one of them was the Hill of Nagga with two moons drowning.
  12. Hmm.... If this is true, the whole 'kingsblood' concept migh actually refer to the blood of Garth Greenhand - the COTF DNA or Green Men DNA (the Green Men might be some kind of COTF-human hybrid). Some time ago I've made a lost of all houses that have or might have Garth's blood, and these are houses:
  13. Winds of Winter 'The Forsaken' sample chapter spoilers: And if sb wants, here's my post about that tiger woman from October 2016: Later I've found out that in the Norse Mythology there's a creature called Nisse - and we know that GRRM used to study Scandinavian culture: From 'Dreamsongs' (can't remember which volume), by GRRM: And these 'nisses' are very similar to ASOIAF's Children of the Forest: Therefore, I've suggested that the tiger woman of Bloodstone Emperor (who might be Azor Ahai, as @LmL could tell you) is the same person as Nissa Nissa (who might have been a COTF, as LML suggests). There's one more thing I've found about about this tiger-woman, but I doubt GRRM knew this: But, GRRM is familiar with this gemstone for what it's worth:
  14. You might not agree with this theory (like me) but I see no reason why you should put it down and mock.