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  1. In the Collins Contemporary Greek Dictionary yoneea / goneea means "angle, corner" and "nook, den" and "cornerstone" iaschaire means "fisher, angler" ["to angle" means "to fish"] uille [~"Wylla"] means "angle, corner, nook" in Gaelic uishe [~"Asha"] means "corner, angle, temple, gills of a fish" in Gaelic llymu [~"Lemore"] means "angular" in Welsh cuinne means "a litter; an angle, corner, nook" and cuan means "harbour" and cuin / coin means "wolf" in Gaelic sliosnach means "angled, faceted" and mentions the Greek word gonia ("angle") in the definition (cearn [~"corn"] and corran [~"qhorin halfhand"] also mean "corner, angle") All this "corner" stuff points to Jon being born at the Wolf's Den. In Welsh genid means "to be born", and geni means "to be held, contained" and genweiriaw means "to angle, to fish" and is right above geol "gaol, prison" --Which points to Jon being born at the Wolf's Den while Ashara was being held there, which is a gaol, Daingean means "stronghold, marriage, vow" in Gaelic and dyngja means "dungeon, a lady's bower" in Norse--Davos notes that the Wolf's Den dungeon was once a lordling's chamber. Gainntire (Jon + tire ["wolf"]) means "dungeon" in Gaelic and doinsiun [Dayne son] means "dungeon" and the Wolf's Den was built by Jon Stark. yoneea is on the same page as dangono [Dayne Jon] which means "bite" in Greek and on the facing page deno [Dayne] means "tie, bind" and is right under dendron "tree" gion / gean means "bite, mouth, sword, will" in Gaelic--and Wolf's Den is a Dungeon at the Mouth of the White Knife in the Bite and Ned and Ashara Dayne got married by Wymon Manderly at the weirwood tree at the Wolf's Den. uaim means "to join" in Gaelic. (and beal means "mouth" in Gaelic and Jon is associated with Bael) sloch / sluic [Sloe] means "den, dungeon" in Gaelic In Welsh, esgar means "divorce, separation"
  2. At White Harbor Davos sees mermaid statues that are cradling bowls filled with whale oil for lighting. In Gaelic usch / ushaighe [~"Asha"] means "fish or whale oil used for lighting" ------ I just listened to Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid for the first time, the Little Mermaid saves a handsome black-eyed [Sloe-Eyed] prince from dying in a shipwreck, she cannot remain with him on land, and dies/returns to the sea. The Little Mermaid has her tongue cut out by the sea witch, and Wylla Manderly is a mermaid and Wymon says she talks too much and wants to send her to the Silent Sisters. ------ The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, [laren means "pig" and dor means "imprisoned"] and it is about a gloomy grey man who wears a wolf's head cloak who loves Sharra and tries to keep her in his magic castle, but saoire means "freedom" and he pushes her out of a tower at the end. So Ned and Ashara being a retelling of the Selkie myth / Little Mermaid fits right in. And the Marsh King's Daughter is another Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale that is incorporated into the Starks' family.
  3. Ned wasn't her first choice either--she wanted Brandon. It was a political marriage and they both had to settle for their second choice.
  4. The Seed is Strong In Gaelic seoid / seadh means "strong" and in several languages stark means "strong" and niadh means "strong"---The seed is Ned Stark's Jon was the 998th Lord Commander, and on the 998th page in Dinneen's Gaelic is the word sead which means "likeness, or equivalent" and "track, path, trail" and "nest" [Nead means "nest" also] When Ned is following the clues about Robert's bastards we are told that we should be using genetics and inheritance of the father's characteristics when there is uncertainty about parentage. In Dinneen's gaelic dictionary oidhre means "inheritor of paternal characteristics, a strong likeness, a copy" and Jon looks just like Ned, and Robert's bastards all look just like him, Jaime's bastards look just like him. And right below oidre is oidreacht which means "heir" and Edrick Dayne is Ned Dayne, and naoidean (Ned + Dayne) means "baby" In O'Donovan gaelic dictionary oidhir (~Eddard) means "snow" and oidhre (~Eddard) means "ice, heir" and oidhreacht (~Edrick) means "heirdom" and oidean (~Edd + Dayne) means "love" and gean means "love" Also on the 998th page in Dinneen's Gaelic Dictionary is the word for "seven and septa" which is seachd. (sea + Ach) And Ashara became a Septa in the Faith of the Seven at the Sept of the Snows in White Harbor. Ashara faked her own death in a fall and joined the Faith of the Seven. In Gaelic faoth means "fall" aschedan (Asha Dayne) means "to separate" and she and Ned separated at White Harbor nuin means "ash tree" and Ashara became a nun. (nuin ~nun) nuinean means "dwarf" and acharaidhean (Ashara Dayne) means "dwarf" In Gaelic nuin sounds like "9" and in Old Norse niun means "9" The grove of 9 is special to Jon, and he was the 998th Lord Commander--soon to be the 999th, when he returns as the Night's King. Heimdal is the Lucifer / Lightbringer of Norse mythology and he represents the rays of dawn, and he had 9 mothers.
  5. So there is a bunch of Mermaid / fish people / Innsmouth references around Ned, Ashara, and Jon that had me confused. But today by accident I listened to the Scottish folk tale about a fisherman who married a Selkie and it all made sense. Selkies are mermaids that look like seals, but once a year for a single day, they can come to land and take off their seal skin and underneath they are a beautiful young woman. So this one Selkie comes to land and leaves her seal pelt on the beach, and the fisherman comes home and finds the seal pelt on the beach and takes it home thinking he can sell it for great profit. Later that night the beautiful young Selkie woman shows up at his cottage wrapped in rags asking for help, and he thinks she must have survived a sea wreck. She cannot return to the sea without her pelt, and she doesn't learn that he has it, and they get married and have kids together, and live happily for a number of years. But then one night the fisherman is out on his boat, and a terrible storm comes up. And the Selkie wife is certain his ship will sink, and she wishes she had her Selkie pelt so she could save him. And that night the kids find the key to the chest where her Selkie pelt had been kept all these years, and she dons it and goes out to sea and rescues the fisherman who was adrift, clinging to the last remnants of his ship. But due to the Selkie curse, once she donned her Selkie pelt again, she could not return to land as a human, and remained a Selkie for the rest of her life. In Celtic myth, Neid had two wives, Cath and Nemain, who were two of the three sisters that made up the Morrigan, the third sister was Macha. Ned gets shipwrecked at the Three Sisters islands. (suir means "sister" and siuirin means "little sister, sweetheart" and nad means "little sister") [reference to the Sirens and shipwrecks?] Ranger Snow was the name of a ship from Lovecraft's the Shadow over Innsmouth, and it was a ship that belonged to Gilman-->gill man-->man with gills-->fish man. And that story is all about humans interbreeding with fish people. The narrator visits Innsmouth and discovers that he is part mermaid. There are mermaid / Innsmouth references all around the Three Sisters island chain. In gaelic innse / innsean means "island" and innis-mhuir means "archipelago" and ion-mhutha means "alterable" and the Innsmouth people turn into squishers as they get older. In Gaelic iaschaire means "fisher" and gean means "daughter"--Ashara is the Fisherman's Daughter that saved Ned from his ship sinking in a storm. Eascair means “storm, blustering wind” and Earchaire means “storm, hurricane” and Ned and the Fisherman’s daughter encountered a bad storm. aescere means "boat" suire ('shara) means "mermaid, siren, sea-nymph" and suirghe means "courtship, wooing, lover, sweetheart" and suir means "river" Naiad (~Ned) means "water nymph" Nixe means "mermaid" in German and in Latin Nix means "snow" / "white" and the Nixi were guardian deities of women giving birth. And Nox mean "night" Snow is half mermaid/Selkie. muirgean means "sea born, mermaid" and muirghinn muire / maighdean mhara means "mermaid" and Jon's mother is Dayne/Lemore maidean means "dawn" Lemore la mere means "the Mother" and le mer means "the sea" and le morte means "the dead" muir means "sea" and leim means "to leap" and "cliff by the sea" and "to breed" so leim muire literally means "to leap into the sea" (leim also means "milk") luch-mhor means "seal" and roin means "seal" and Lemore was on the Rhoyne, where she loved to swim in the water, as Selkies do. Dagan means "dawn" and Dagon is the fish/mermaid god from Lovecraft. and Gryja means "dawn" and the Greyjoys are descended from the Deep Ones. (asha gryja = Ashara Dayne, aescere means "ship" and she is the Shy Maid) Dagon was a Caanaanite god, so was Asherah, who was the Mother Goddess, and one of her titles was "she who walks on the sea" Ned and Ashar take refuge at White Harbor where the Manderly's are obsessed with mermaids and mermen, and his court is under-the-sea themed and the Manderly's are walrus men (i.e., mermen). Ned tells people that Jon's mother is "Wylla". And the Wylla Manderly is dressed up like a mermaid with green hair, in the Merman's Court, under the sea. In Welsh gwymon means "seaweed, wrack" and Ned and Ashara are wrecked at sea and wash up at White Harbor. On the same page as gwymon is gwyll means "ghost" and gwyllias means "wild passion" and gwyllnos means "night-watch" and gwyl means "shy" He marries her at White Harbor, and she has his child, and later she leaps into the sea, never to be seen again. Godric Borrell tells Davos that Ned Stark passed through at the beginning of Robert's Rebellion, and that Ned impregnated the Fisherman's Daughter with Jon Snow. "They say he left her with a bag of silver and a bastard in her belly. Jon Snow, she named him, after Arryn." sel-ver / sel-vara means "seal pelt" in Norse. Selkies have magical seal pelts. The Sloe-Eyed Maid In Anglo-Saxon aesc means "ash" and aescere means "ship"--Ashara is a ship. Ashara is the Sloe-Eyed Maid, and sloes are dark, blue-black fruit of the Blackthorn bush. To have sloe-eyes is to have dark blue eyes, verging on black. sluagh and daoine / duine and sealb all mean the same thing in Gaelic. In Gaelic eascha means "slough" and "slough" means to shed your skin and the Selkies shed their seal skin. Ranger Snow was the name of a ship from Lovecraft's the Shadow over Innsmouth, and it was a ship that belonged to Gilman-->gill man-->man with gills-->fish man. And that story is all about humans interbreeding with fish people. The narrator visits Innsmouth and discovers that he is part mermaid. The Sloe-Eyed Maid was carrying saffron, and cro means "saffron" in Gaelic. Ashara was carrying the Crow. And crocus flowers are purple and white, Dayne colors. uallach (wylla) means "cargo" in Gaelic. The Sloe-Eyed Maid was carrying "cro" and lost its cargo. In Icelandic the word for "sloe" is starkbarsbuske, In Welsh, eiry means "snow" and eiryn (~Arryn) means "sloe, plum" and Jon was named after Arryn/eiryn In gaelic draighean means "sloe, black thorn" (drai + gean) [and dein means "wing" in Welsh] In gaelic sloinnead ("sloe eye" + Ned) means “naming, family, surname” In gaelic airne / airnead means “blackthorn and sloe” and “night watch” In Welsh, eiry means "snow" and eiryn (~Arryn) means "sloe, plum" In Latin pruina means "snow" and prunum means "plum, sloe"
  6. Addition to my theory that Cthulhu and R'lyeh both refer to the Black Planet Yuggoth: In the Whisperer in Darkness, the crabs say that Yuggoth is "rolling alone in black ether at the edge of the solar system" And I just found that roladh / roil / rolla / rolloir all mean "rolling" or "rolling stone" ~ R'leyh And reilige means "grave" and Yuggoth comes from uigh = "wanderer" and uaigh = "grave" and raille / roille means "vagabond" And in the Call of Cthulhu, he says that Cthulhu came from a Dark Star, and that R'leyh is a black stone crypt that is not of this Earth. And reul / reil means "star" and loch means "dark, black" = reul-loch ~ R'lyeh And roitleit (sounds like "ro-ley"?) means "roll" and "shaggy" which is a reference to the Black Goat.
  7. I think I found out the significance of the Bran almost being killed by the Catspaw Dagger. There is a story by Robert E. Howard called The Devil in Iron, about an otherworld shapeshifting demon named Kosatral Khel, that crawls out of the abyss and appears as a hollow metal giant, and he has the power to bring the dead back to life. He cannot be killed by any Earthly weapon, he can only be killed with a special dagger that was made from a meteor--a weapon not of this Earth. In Celtic myth, Bran was a giant, and he had a cauldron (hollow metallic object) that could bring the dead back to life. In art Bran is depicted as a giant decapitated floating head, with the cauldron superimposed over it. In Hindu myth Rahu was an immortal decapitated head that swallows the sun during an eclipse. And Bran is Fenrir, the great winged wolf, who gets chained in a cave, and breaks his bonds and swallows the sun at Ragnarok. I have posted at length about Yuggoth/the Black Goat being associated with cauldrons/pots/vats and hollow vessels, and the Black Goat caused an Endless Night on Earth. (the names Galladon and Serwyn both mean "cauldron, vat, boiler") I think Bran becomes the Great Other / Night King, othar means "cripple" in Gaelic. And the Night King is another name for the Stranger / Lion of Night that is a giant celestial black stone/cauldron that causes the Long Night and brings the dead back to life. And the only thing that can kill the Night King is a meteoric weapon--the Red Comet / Lightbringer / Dawn sword. Bran is the Devil in Iron / Night King, and he can only be killed by a special meteor weapon. And the incident with the Catspaw dagger was foreshadowing. The name Kosatral Khel is from Hindi koh- satra - khel koh = "pot, and mountain, and anger" khoh = "cave, chasm, pit" kosa = "husk" (bran) kosan = "curse" khosat = "dry, decrepit, old" satr = "enemy" khol / khul / khal / kol = "outer shell, hollow, empty, wicked, cruel, skin" khel = "trough" (hollow metal vessel)
  8. So I have already established that the Ark EEC ship from Tuf Voyaging is Yuggoth/Yagalla. I just found out that in Greek tafos means "grave, tomb, vault" and tafee means "burial, interment" In Hindi tufan means "disastrous flood" and "calamity" and tufani means "mischief-making" and "flying squad" In Old Norse taufr means "sorcerer" in Old Norse ----- In Lovecraft's The Tree on the Hill, an amber crystal controls the Black Goat / Yuggoth planet, and I just learned that in Anglo-Saxon, amber means "vessel, tankard, pail" ETA, I just realized that in At the Mountains of Madness, the Ark is Yuggoth and it is found in Antarctica, amidst Archaean monstrosities.
  9. Just listened to Robert E. Howard's The Devil in Iron again, and it is about an otherworldly demon who is made of iron and can only be killed by a dagger made from a meteor. ------------- Cthulhu = the Black Goat/Yuggoth In Welsh, callawr means "cauldron" and I just found that cuddawl (sounds like "cuda-ool") means "moving about, to hover" and cuddiawl (sounds like "cud-ia-ool") means "to darken over, to hide" and cuddiaw means "to hide, to conceal, to cover, to put out of sight" A cauldron that hovers about, and darkens/hides/conceals is an exact description of what Yuggoth the Black Goat does. When Cthulhu rises he will destroy the Earth, when Yuggoth rises it will destroy the Earth. The Callawr out of Space In the Colour out of Space, a meteor lands on Earth containing an alien vampire smoke monster, that sucks the life out of everything and turns everything grey. Callawr sounds like "call-a-oor" ~ "colour"--the Colour out of Space is the Callawr out of Space, the Cauldron out of Space, the Black Goat/Yuggoth, which creates an Endless Night on Earth and sucks the life out.
  10. I missed a couple strong Time Traveler = Bran clues: At the end of the story when the narrator touches the machine: I stared for a minute at the Time Machine and put out my hand and touched the lever. At that the squat substantial-looking mass swayed like a bough shaken by the wind. The Time Machine is compared to a tree branch, and Bran's summons to the Otherworld was a tree branch. And in the Celtic Otherworld is the Land of Always Summer, and the Eloi live in a land of always summer. The Celtic Otherworld is also depicted as being in a cave, and the Morlocks live in caves. In Anglo-Saxon, wynn means "joy" and the first island Bran voyages to is the Isle of Joy. In Gaelic, Bran means "mountain stream" and uanaighe means "mountain torrent" and cubran and uanaighe both mean "froth, foam" (craobh also means "froth, foam" and "branch, gush") And when the Time Traveler first arrives in the future, it is raining and hailing. And in Gaelic braon means "rain, drizzle, drop, shower"
  11. Whoa, just realized that Morgoth's Ring is the ring of eclipse during the Long Night--aka, the Night King's Crown. Morgoth is the Lord of Darkness who caused the sun to go dark.
  12. Just browsing through the Hindi dictionary for words related to the Black Goat and Valar Morghulis and Morgoth marg means "death" margi means "traveler, wayfarer, pilgrim" And the Stranger/Yuggoth is the god of death and it is a wanderer (planet) from far places. And one of the gods of death is the Hooded Wayfarer. valay means "ring shaped object" and margola means "ring shaped"--Which I think is referring to the corona of the eclipse when the Stranger eclipses the sun during the Long Night, which is the Night King's Crown, (corona = crown ~ crow = corone, and Bran's Cauldron brings the dead back to life) So Valar Morghulis might be a reference to the Long Night Goat Recall that yog means "conjunction of planets" --so yog + ghot = Yuggoth So ghot / ghut "to choke, to strangle" and "polished" and "to shave clean, " --and the Black Goat "clears the Earth" and the Black Goat strangles the Sun and the Black Goat is the Mirror Shield (~ sgail = "eclipse, shadow, mirror" ) Yuggoth is a black planet made entirely out of polished black stone, and so is the Stranger ghotala means "disorder, confusion" ghat means "to conceal, to cover" and "treachery" and "trickster" and the Black Goat hides the sun. And Loki and his children eclipse the sun at Ragnarok, and in Norse rogg means "goat's hair, shaggy" and rok means "doom" and rokr means "twilight" ghat means "killing, murdering" ghati means "lying in wait, lurking" --and Yuggoth is a lurking black planet. ghat means "landing place" and ghatiha means "boat" and "dishonest, cunning" ghatiya means "attack, blow" So marg ("death, stranger") + ghot ("killing, eclipse, strangle") = Morgoth, and is a Black Goat reference.
  13. While I am thinking about hydras and medusas, I just got the Tolkien book Morgoth's Ring, and while staring at the cover I realized that the phrase "Valar Morghulis" is essentially George's version of "Hail Hydra" or "Hail Satan"--it is a secret phrase among a death cult that they all say to each other. It is saying "praise to the Valar named Morgoth" --who is the god of death and who caused a generation-long Great Darkness when he made the sun go out (twice I think, the Two Lamps, and then the Two Trees) In George's story In the House of the Worm, the death cult Yaga-la-hai say "praise the white worm" to each other, and the White Worm is the god of Death. Morgath in Welsh means "foul weather, stormy seas" marbh cath in Gaelic means "calamity" morgadh (sounds like "morgoo") means "death, decay, corruption" in Gaelic marwgoel means "death omen" in Welsh marwolaeth means "death" in Welsh. In Hindi vallah means "by Allah" and vala means "high, lofty" and vali means "lord, master"
  14. Yes, I have posted that several times in the past. The weirwood network under Westeros is itself is the sea monster / Medusa, and Bran is Perseus, and he slays the monsters. Perseus had the Mirror Shield, he could fly, he had the Pegasus, and he had Hades' helmet that allowed him to see in the dark. Serwyn of the Mirror Shield is a Long Night / Yuggoth / Black Planet reference, as cerwyn means "vat" and sgail means "eclipse, shadow" and "mirror" --and Bran's Cauldron brought the dead back to life--and Bran's Cauldron will bring the dead back to life during the Long Night eclipse. And Bran will be one of the few characters who are not hindered by the Long Night, because he loves the dark now, and can see in the dark. The Night-vision helmet is an idea which George really likes and he used in In the House of the Worm and the Stone City. And the spaceship from Stone City is called the Pegasus. --so a flying horse = spaceship, and when Perseus kills the Medusa, the Pegasus is launched out of her neck. And the Stone City ends with Holt being lost in time in something very much like a weirwood network in a cave. There is also a theme of time-travel making you go insane in the Stone City, and at the end of the Time Machine he hints that time-travel was making him insane and he could not tell what was real anymore, and I think that going into the weirwood network makes people go insane--like with Patchface, and Uran is Bran after being in the network too long.
  15. Found another Meera = Weena clue. In Hindi mera means "my, mine" and directly above it is memna meaning "kid, lamb" and mem means "madam, European lady" and medh means "sacrificial offering" Bran is a "kid" and he calls Meera "my lady" and Wyna means "lamb" and lambs are a sacrificial offering and Meera is a highborn lady. And below mera is Mount Meru, which is the central world axis in Hindu mythology. The Weirwoods are the central world axis in ASoIaF, like the Yggdrasil in Norse myth. On the previous page memhri / memhra (sounds like "Memory") means "goat" and memra means "well" And the weirwoods are the Black Goat, and they are down a well, and they are the Memory of the World. ----- I don't have all the details worked out, but in the Time Machine, he conspicuously mentions Rhododendrons several times in relation to the Eloi. Rhododendron means "red tree" or "red branch" and in the far future, humans have devolved into red crabs --craobh means "branch, tree" so "red branch" Red Branch is the name of a cycle of Irish myths.
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