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  1. There are also the three Kingsguard outside guarding King Robert before he dies where Ned thinks about the TOJ as soon as he counts the third Kingsguard. Three men in white cloaks, he thought, remembering, and a strange chill went through him. Ser Barristan’s face was as pale as his armor. Ned had only to look at him to know that something was dreadfully wrong. The royal steward opened the door. “Lord Eddard Stark, the Hand of the King,” he announced. Going back to what you are saying about oathbreaking, I was looking at a website that discusses symbolism of certain blazes and charges, and it mentions that the symbolism of a raised hand like the one shown with House Gardener is "a pledge of Faith" for what it is worth. Maybe there is something to this oathbreaking idea you are mentioning, definitely something that needs exploring.
  2. Moon Tea

  3. Moon Tea

    you forgot uterine size and ballotment on bimanual
  4. Moon Tea

    Chlamydia and moon tea are totally independent of themselves. Chamydia does not need an open cervix to cause PID and the infection and infertility you are referring to are caused by scarring of the fallopian tubes, no scarring of the uterus (at least to the point that it would cause infertility which is why in-vitro is still an option for these patients). Moon tea does not cause scarring of the fallopian tubes. There really is little risk for infection as long as there is a complete expulsion. 2nd Trimester? You think a woman would wait an extra SIXTY days after her missed period to start drinking some moon tea?
  5. Moon Tea

    Since moon tea was influenced by real world practices as the ingredients are the same as real world herbal abortifacients. I am assuming it would have similar consequences such as bleeding, infection due to incomplete expulsion, and liver dysfunction or death if the ingredients were too concentrated. There is nothing I have seen to suggest a likeliness for future miscarriages or unhealthy children.
  6. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    I will give you a tag on the Garth OP. I have something that would need to be overhauled, but the sad thing about numbers it that it is a very ambitious task and difficult to pinpoint the concepts. I know the number nine and the number three are significant when it comes to the Long Night plot arch. The crown, the weirwood circle, the steps hewn into Nagga's hill it is all very something and the crown does seem to be the most iconic purveyor of this concept, yet other passages are harder to piece together into something that is not grasping or forced.
  7. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    . The King in the buried in the Barrowlands is Garth the Green, so Barrow King = Gardener King. I would think House Tarth and Dayne would be excellent contenders in addition to your list. The thing we have to be very careful with when looking at that crown and assigning houses to each spike is the fact that the Red Kings may not have been fighting on the same side as House Stark during the Long Night, so whatever the Starks were doing during the Long Night, they were also fighting the Red Kings The enmity between the Starks and Boltons went back to the Long Night itself, it is claimed. The wars between these two ancient families were legion, and not all ended in victory for House Stark. King Royce Bolton, Second of His Name, is said to have taken and burned Winterfell itself; his namesake and descendant Royce IV (remembered by history as Royce Redarm, for his habit of plunging his arm into the bellies of captive foes to pull out their entrails with his bare hand) did the same three centuries later. Other Red Kings were reputed to wear cloaks made from the skins of Stark princes they had captured and flayed. I think the Stark crown is reminiscent of the "runic crown" of the Bronze Kings. We see in the story, each crown is pretty unique and provides it's own symbolism. The crown may actually be a combination of more than one crown kind of like the crowns of upper and lower Egypt combining. It is obvious there was iron during the long Night as there are stories about the Others hating iron, but it is also pretty certain the First Men were still predominately bronze users, or maybe had not iron at all as we see with House Thenn. I believe the Stark Crown is reminiscent of taking the crowns of two different peoples and bringing the two together which is why we see a bronze runic crown with iron spikes. I have been seeing the number nine for quite a white now, and what I can tell you, is it is symbolizing something primordial and hints at the Harpy, the Gods Eye and Ironborn among other things
  8. The Grey King fought Garth the Greenhand

    Just thought I'd mention something. I am originally from rural Nebraska, and my first job was in the corn fields. I detassled and rogued corn and walked a few beans in my youth. Detassling is kind of like corn castration in a sense, so that would have made me a corn castrator . Anyway, there is something done after harvest in many fields called "controlled burns", and you will basically see corn fields in flames. To the outsider this would seem inappropriate or even self defeating, but in reality the old stalks had to go and burning is the easiest way around it. So every year I would see a quite a few "Fields of Fire", and from the ashes the new crop would eventually be replanted. Although tilling is another option, fire can be a part of the real world agricultural cycle when planting on a large scale.
  9. The Grey King fought Garth the Greenhand

    I didn't feel @Unchained was being literal with the small details mentioned with the parallelism, but was just throwing a few ideas out there by pointing out some possibilities. Every once in a while there is a smaller detail that leads to a bigger discovery or can even fuel the ideas of another member on a totally unrelated topic. I want to let you know you express your thoughts in English very well and agree with you in that GRRM has his own way of taking what he wants when it comes to myth and folklore. My take is that the kinslaying theme is most heavily influenced by concepts from Cain/Abel and Ba'al. Learning that Saturn/Cronus can be interchangeable with Ba'al gives us another thematic tie in and when we see stuff alluding to Saturn it may be suggesting the Ba'al cycle theme that has been mentioned.
  10. The Grey King fought Garth the Greenhand

    I think it was part of the discussion between me and @Unchained.
  11. The Grey King fought Garth the Greenhand

    Yes, I watched it twice with the speed slowed to 0.5 in order to get everything. What I took from it is the overlapping theme that Ba'al/Saturn and Cronus are much interchangeable as deities. The child sacrifice reminds me of Nagga feeding on Krakens and Leviathans, although with the ASOIAF storyline, blood sacrifice is not specific to only children. With the heraldry, I don't think this is the case for the colors of the sigils or all mentions of heraldry in the books. I think GRRM borrows what he likes and scraps what he doesn't and has many ways to clue the reader in on the grey/green struggle, the sable as a clue being one of them in certain passages. Ba'al and Cain/Abel seem to be what he borrowed from the most when it comes to the kinslaying aspect of this topic, so learning Saturn (Cronus)and Ba'al are something of the same deity is a neat little nugget when examining the sable cloaks which I see as more or less representing the grey/green Ba'al cycle theme of the Long Night. He shrieked for mercy and cursed the red woman and began to laugh hysterically. Jon watched unblinking. He dare not appear squeamish before his brothers. He had ordered out two hundred men, Mounted in solemn sable ranks with tall spears in hand, they had drawn up their hoods to shadow their faces … and hide the fact that so many were greybeards and green boys. The free folk feared the Watch. Jon wanted them to take that fear with them to their new homes south of the Wall. The horn crashed amongst the logs and leaves and kindling. Within three heartbeats the whole pit was aflame. Clutching the bars of his cage with bound hands, Mance sobbed and begged. When the fire reached him he did a little dance. BTW. Have you checked out the story of Moses? I know you were looking at some stories of people trapped in a wooden box and flung into the ocean but eventually being saved. Moses was placed in a wicker basket to avoid being killed and was saved by ehyptian royalty. He later had his epiphany discovering the true meaning of his destiny after the whole burning bush thing. Might have something of interest.
  12. The Grey King fought Garth the Greenhand

    @ravenous reader and @Unchained. I just found something pretty cool linking Saturn and Baal in more intimately woven detail.
  13. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    I'm not quite sure what to make of it other than some sort of ancestral relation. Any specifics, I have none whatsoever. Only my suspicions and the fact they call Ramsay's eyes "ghost grey" like his father's and the Royce's seem to have grey eyes. Ramsay also had a sable cloak that he gave to the original Reek in order to escape.
  14. Royce as first family to be named meaningless or foreshadowing?

    Anyone else notice the only historical Boltons we know about are Royce I, Royce II, Royce III, Royce IV and Royce V, Rogar the huntsman, and Belthasar Bolton? I mean, it seems like Royce is a familial traditional name for the Boltons like Brandon, Aegon or Durran. Roose is most likely a variation of Royce. We also have Rogar the Huntsman and the Royces have Robar Royce, Robar I Royce, Robar II Royce. I have nothing else to go off of, just a lingering suspicion I have had for the past few days.
  15. Bastards' Secrets: Hidden Meanings in Bastard Names

    @Isobel Harper yes, I made that connection after realizing they compared Rhaegar's "bookish" tendencies to Baelor the Blessed, then Rhaegar read something in the scrolls that changed him. Baelor was influenced by prophesy not piety. All of the things Baelor did start to make sense from this standpoint, even making the eight year old boy who could "speak to birds" High Septon. The Danae and Balor similarities kind of sealed it for me. I think his readings, studies and prophetic dragon dreams ruled his life and he most likely confused his dragon dreams for the seven speaking to him. Poor guy. Linking this back to the OP, Baelor was trying to prevent certain bastards during his reign by imprisoning his sisters, giving tax breaks to lords who make their daughters wear chastity belts and giving the whores in town the boot. Years later, Aegon the Unworthy's bastards split the realm in two which would have implications for generations.