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    Literature, Felines, Canines, Mythical Astronomy, ASOIAF, Middle-Earth, Norse mythology, History, Middle Ages, Vikings, symbolism, writing TOT.

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    Mateusz ( in English: Matthew )

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  1. I have few characters that already have Odin's raven symbolism, so putting a raven holding anemone in his claws on some sigil in the background shouldn't be a problem.
  2. I thought about all those May Day and Midsummer flower wreaths - Patchface mentions summer in his song... And about sacrifices to bring spring... Those skulls around him... But that's probably result of all that Summer vs Winter symbolism I've been working on recently... I've said it's dark story, and indeed, it'll be full of metaphorical (and real) sacrifices...
  3. Thanks. It's always great to learn more about myths and ASOIAF. @ravenous reader shame that nennymoan doesn't equal anemone. But still, I might give you a hmmm... let's call it cameo (probably as some house sigil) in my in-progress story (which with every script gets longer, soon it'll became a novela on its own).
  4. Patchface = Plama 'plama' = mark, spot, stain, smear, splash, smudge, blob, taint. That makes him a solar figure in a way - 'plama słoneczna' = sunspot
  5. Now, when I've luckily escaped that ocean of seaweeds and clutches of man-eating nennymoans, I can congratulate you @LmL. That interview you did with Super Geeky Play Date was very cool. And now I have a question. You've mentioned some ASOIAF analys author who wrote some books. May I ask what's its title?
  6. Heresy 194 Underworld

    I wonder if Argilac and Argella come from argent = silver.
  7. @ravenous reader I have a strong feeling that Patchface is somehow parallel to Hodor - they both saw something they weren't supposed to see and that made them lose their wits. This one seems to be about Night's Watch - and, just like many posters here, 'under the sea' = dead (or undead) being. So undead crows and ravens of the NW have scales - this might reference some kind of transformation needed to withstand the cold. That'd be 'what is dead may never die' - for those who're undead there is no difference between summer and winter. Merwives = COTF (flowers in their hair), they've created Others (weaved gowns of silver seaweed) - maybe 'weave' = wave?, just like in 'waves of night and moonblood. Seaweed = see weed, something similar to the weirwood paste. ? Falling up = going to space? That 'little dance' = ritual that brought the Long Night and Hammer of Waters? This makes me think of Davos' dinner with Lord Godric Borrel. And of Coldhands feeding human meat to Bran. ? The greenseer colours, as they were the ones to start Long Night? ? Here Patchface is dressed like a 'skinchanger' and he sings about raising the dead by greenseers. This is about cannibalism and ritual sacrifice. ? This one is about Jon raising as undead being? (Quietly runs away from all nennymoan and merwife stuff)
  8. Interesting, I might think about it tomorrow and write something here... But now, the hour is late (well, actually not so, but it was a busy day for me - I've created two alphabets and worked a lot on symbolism for my next 'short' story... It's dark, the darkest I've done so far... But Wickerman is there, just like Corn King - thanks for that episode LML, by the way) and I'll go. Goodnight.
  9. That's one of the few moments in ASOIAF when I'm baffled... With all those myths I know, with all those books I've read... With all my pride coming from my own writing, with idea that it should be easier for me, because I'm mastering art of hiding clues myself...I'm just baffled. I feel like I'm missing something... Some small, subtle hint that will show me the way... But I'm still blind there.
  10. That's just 'I know, I know' and nonsense ending rhyme.
  11. Anemone is 'zawilec' (from 'zawijać' = to enwrap) - flower closely related to spearwort. It can be toxic, but it's also used in herbal medicine. So I've assumed that nennymoan is some poisonous plant that can be placed over head like a wreath...
  12. I think that translator had a huge problem with it... Became: That just looks weird. As you can see, in Polish we don't use '' for dialogue, but instead -
  13. I think I've found yet another Holly vs Oak King metaphor: 'Lord White' tries to usurp the crown (or black iron, similarly to Kings of Winter). Guy named Corne knocks that Crown of Winter - he's a Corn King figure bringing spring and summer ('men of the Reach' = Knights of Summer). Nailing things to one's head reminds me of the take of Aurvandil (Earendel). 11 + 2 men plot to overthrow Winter King = Last Hero + 12 companions Ser Hobert sacrifices himself and dies in a way that sounds a lot like Coldhands' death. Also, Hubert is patron saint of hunters and a member of the Wild Hunt... BTW, @ravenous reader, this might be a stupid question, but what exactly is a nennymoan? Google search shows only posts from this forum, so that doesn't help much... Is it just another name for anemone flower?
  14. I think I should read 'The Golden Bough' by James George Frazer... It's over 1300 pages long, so it'll take ages before I find something concerning our topics here, but I think it's worth it... It has some especially interesting chapters like: - The Burning of Human Beings - The External Soul in Folk Tales - Balder and the Mistletoe - The Corn Mother - Sacrifice of King's Son - Osiris and the Sun - The Corn Mother in Many Lands - The Corn Spirits as Animals - The Worship of Trees (this one was preview on Google Books)
  15. Since we were talking about the Waynwoods, maybe their broken wheel is in fact a reference to Celtic god Taranis and his wheel? From Wikipedia: There's a smith named Lucan at Harrenhal, which suggests that GRRM is familiar with that Roman poet and historian.