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  1. alienarea

    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Apologies, have to disagree. First, if only to save us a lengthy discussion, let's agree that magic exists in Westeros, shall we? Based on the existence of magic, people of Westeros will worship different gods, if only to explain the magic. The gods are different, but all the same: an explanation for magic. The many-faced god. Now, if some people in Essos and some people in Westeros have by chance the same beliefs, and each of the groups worships a god based on their beliefs, do they worship two gods with identical beliefs or one god with two different names?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Maybe it is all less related than we believe? A comet crashed and caused the long night, and changed parameters. One thought I vaguely outlined heresies ago, IIRC, is that weirwoods died because of the long night, and the spirits of the greenseers were able to roam free and became the Others? A different form of life.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    I would have preferred most of Jon's story (wildlings, Ygritte, Mance, ...) having been Benjen's, with Benjen getting killed at the end of ADwD. Jon would have been a bigger sidenote until then, rising through the ranks.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    This story rather requires pink dragons. :P And unicorns.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    That is possible. Thinking about it I wonder whether the Night King and his pale bride will be mirrored by Jon and his fire bride and Jon will not be brought down by Joramun (a giant?) but a dwarf. He'll save Westeros but will be erased from history ... a bittersweet ending fitting a rumored scene from the mummer's version.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Maybe the original Ice is missing because the Night King took it? His name has been erased (or will not be mentioned), maybe that is when Ice got "lost"?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Ahai could be the pronounciation of Ass'hai in another language, couldn't it?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    One thing to remember is that the Targaryens were dragonlords before they came to Westeros. There were other dragonlords among the Valyrians as well, but IIRC there aren't any skinchangers in Essos. Once they move to Westeros and realized there are skinchangers, it must have been an epiphany for them. Do we know whether they dreaamed of becoming dragons before moving to Westeros?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    How about this - though perhaps it's just another way of coming at the question from another angle... Does Melisandre's oft-repeated prophecy concern House Targaryen, or the old gods? Both? Neither? How is it that her prophecy comes from Asshai... yet she's fundamentally convinced it'll be fulfilled in Westeros? Why does Maester Aemon seem to think Another thing that connects Targaryens to the Old Gods in a broader stroke is Mance Rayder. When he deserts and gets wounded beyond the wall (by a shadowcat?, don't remember exactly), he gets healed and his black cloak repaired with red silk, he kind of wears Targaryen colours, which lead to theories that he is Rhaegar, both sing songs to maids and so on. And maybe Melisandre, who was Melony a long time ago, is originally a wildling girl kissed by fire, who got enslaved, sold to Ass'hai and ended up a red priest. Unrelated, but in my mind connected as a visual are the bones in the weirwood in whitetree and the remains of the girl fried by Drogon.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    The force is strong in this one ...
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    If there isn't ice magic and fire magic but only magic, maybe there aren't old gods and new gods but only gods as well? Just as the seasons are out of synch, the title of the saga is out of synch as well. Usually, the opposite of fire is water, not ice. Assuming the COTF created the White Wakers, did they anger the Old Gods by doing so? And did the Old Gods then select the Targaryens to come to Westeros, because their dragons were needed to deal with the White Walkers? IIRC the origin of the dragons are firewyrms. Who live in the ground like the COTF. Apologies for the confusing post, but I feel we are being presented a lot of Ying and Yang to cloud our minds from seeing the bigger picture.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Very deep and interesting posts so far, thank you.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Quoting another franchise: "Never tell me the odds!"
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    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    Have we ever considered that the horn may not only bring down the walk, but as the wall is build on magic, will bring down magic itself?
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    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    And maybe Summer is short-sighted and it was a bird.
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