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  1. Thoughts about The Red Wedding...SPOILERS!

    oh yes. oh yes. the two bands, both playing poorly, and different songs too i believe, the music dissonant chords against each other. the boom boom doom of the drums. even the tension between the people. but never, in a million years, did i ever see that coming. not THAT. omg. affecting. i wanted to throw my kindle against a tree.
  2. The secret meaning of "Hodor"

    Actually, it was spelled several different ways. including Hodor.
  3. The secret meaning of "Hodor"

    The Norse Myth of Hodor and Baldr and Nanna are very interesting. Hodor and Baldr were brothers. BTW, Hodor's real name in ASOIAF is Walder, very similar to Baldr. Baldr married Nanna (old nan?) in the norse myth. Hodor is tricked by Loki, the trickster, and ends up shooting an arrow which kills Baldr. is he calling his brother's name? When Loki, the mischief-maker, heard of this, he made a magical spear from this plant (in some later versions, an arrow). He hurried to the place where the gods were indulging in their new pastime of hurling objects at Baldr, which would bounce off without harming him. Loki gave the spear to Baldr's brother, the blind god Höðr, who then inadvertently killed his brother with it (other versions suggest that Loki guided the arrow himself). But the interpretation of Baldr as "the brave god" may be secondary. Baltic language has a word meaning "the white, the good" In the POETIC EDDA, Yet looking far into the future the Völva sees a brighter vision of a new world, when both Höðr and Baldr will come back. A Dream of Spring?
  4. The secret meaning of "Hodor"

    The Norse myth of Hodor and Baldyr and Nan seems right on point. hodor in the books has a real name of Walder, which is a lot like Baldyr who married a woman named nannan (old nan?) Loki tricks Hodor while shooting a bow and it kills Baldyr. Does Hodor have a brother he's calling?
  5. i do not think Brienne will betray jaime. She is internally now having the same struggle Jaime had about vows and if and when to break them. Lady Stoneheart is apparently merciless, thinks only in black and white. Brienne will not take Jaime to her. I think jaime will steal south to get Tommen, kill Cersei in the taking. valonquar anyone? and brienne is still going to try and find the Stark girls. because that was a true vow. we shall see.
  6. The secret meaning of "Hodor"

    I did some postings on this on another thread. If you look up HODOR AND BALDER in the Norse Myths, they are brothers. BALDER = WALDER gets killed when LOKI the trickster tricks blind Hodor into shooting an arrow which hits Balder. What if WALDER is BALDER and he's calling for his brother, or invoking him, with his constant hodoring? Read the post below for more info. Also, note that they competed for the hand of NANNA. OLD NAN. what if Walder was really MARRIED to old Nan - she grew old, as a mortal, he remained young as a GIANT. and a YOUNG GIANT STILL. Höðr (often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur[1]) is the brother of Baldr in Norse mythology. Tricked and guided by Loki, he shot themistletoe arrow which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr. According to the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda, the goddess Frigg made everything in existence swear never to harm Baldr, except for the mistletoe which she found too young to demand an oath from. The gods amused themselves by trying weapons on Baldr and seeing them fail to do any harm. Loki, upon finding out about Baldr's one weakness, made a missile from mistletoe, and helped Höðr shoot it at Baldr. After this, Odin and the giantess Rindr gave birth to Váli, who grew to adulthood within a day and slew Höðr. The Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus recorded an alternative version of this myth in his Gesta Danorum. In this version, the mortal hero Høtherus and the demi-god Balderus compete for the hand of Nanna. Ultimately, Høtherus slays Balderus.
  7. [ADwD Spoilers] Updating the Citadel

    i THINK that Linda and Elio said it well in one of their youtube videos. Clearly Aegon was worth more as a potential King. but also it would have been very hard to smuggle out an older child who would have been easily recognized, either outside the city, or inside the keep by the murderers coming to get them. a baby was easier all the way around.
  8. The secret meaning of "Hodor"

    i think "hodor" means God. when xaro gets awakened, he says HODOR. like, OMG. we'll see what happens with this gentle giant. and norse myth bears me out. ragnarok and hodor survive.
  9. How would you rate episode 202?

    The books are pretty open about Renly being gay. Melisandre did sleep with Stannis - Martin all but told it with the "bed" passage. And Rickon? OH RICKON? Don't you forget about him. He's going to be a major player in my opinion. He's lost, confused, with no history to remember, with a massive aggressive direwolf, a wildling and headed to Skagos. He's going to come back as THE ORIGINAL STARK. He won't have to live up to others of his line (WHO BY THE WAY WERE NOT LIKE NED). His Uncle was a WILD WOLF, not tentative like Ned. Rickon is, I believe, going to return to help and will be an AWESOME WARRIOR, and I believe he's going to learn magic on his journey.
  10. How would you rate episode 202?

    WOW. Thank you for that. I missed it.
  11. Been doing a lot of thinking on this subject, before reading the posts. IMO, Jaime and Brienne are NOT going to die. Obviously Jamie has been doing a lot of thinking about his puppet role in Tywin and Cersei's master plan, and he didn't respond to Cersei's plaintive plea to come rescue her. In light of that, it makes sense that Jaime will survive to take his son Tommen, who is a decent kid. Even Sandor tells Tommen that he did well in jousting/playing. Tyrion tells Cersei that her two younger children are decent human beings. I believe Jaime will kill Cersei and take Tommen away. Myrcella is damaged, and may not survive to the end. She will be a lot older at the end anyway and can be on her own. Jaime and Brienne will raise Tommen. Uncat has a role = she is going to eviscerate Petyr Baelish the way she SHOULD HAVE let Brandon Stark do it during their duel. After that, I think she will die. He will then be Kingslayer, Kinslayer and Kinsaver.