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  1. LynnS

    Claimants for Azor Ahai

    Dany has the dream of the singing dragon in Danaerys III GoT, long before Drogo's funeral. She also sees Drogo's soul mount the grey stallion and ascend to the stars. So I don't think his soul went into the black egg and I think becoming a dragon is something specific to Targs rather than Dothraki. I still don't know what MMD meant when she said that Dany would see Drogo again or IF she would see him again. Expecting Drogo to show up to save her from Aggo might be a function of a wishful thinking and a delusional mind given her physical state at the end of Dance. As for Drogo's black braid and the bells in his hair; Dany doesn't dream of herself becoming Khal Drogo; she dreams of herself wearing Rhaegar's black armor. Transforming into the black dragon is akin to wearing black armor. I suspect we will have to agree to disagree on this one.
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    Claimants for Azor Ahai

    If you believe that a Targ soul can end up in a dragon egg; why is it so difficult that Rheagar's soul ended up in his dragon egg? I don't actually believe Illyrio when he tells Dany that the eggs came from Asshai. I think at least one of them came from a Targ stash, that being the largest of them - the black and red egg. I don't think it's coincidence that Rhaegar dresses in black armor or that Dany dreams of herself changing places places with Rhaegar and wearing his armor. Or that she dreams of transforming into the black dragon herself, wearing the dragon's armor in other words. To my mind this is what the Targs have in common with the Starks; they have animal familiars who house their souls when the body dies. The Targs have to go a step further and hatch the eggs that contain the souls to be transformed into their second life. I don't think it's a coincidence that the dragons sings to Dany in her dream. It's Rheagar who spent his time alone composing songs. And I don't think these are Dany's thoughts and they are certainly not her memories: I think this is the meaning of waking the dragon or as Davos puts it "waking the great dragon". This is the Targ version of the Musgrave Ritual, that Dany unravels.
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    Claimants for Azor Ahai

    Oy Vay! It's one thing to speculate, it's another thing to throw in astrology as evidence of anything. If you want to look at the stars, go here and classify some galaxies. https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/
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    Claimants for Azor Ahai

    Just to expand on the catholic theme; specifically the sword was forged from the heart of a fallen star. Which has a slightly different connotation than 'falling star'. Martin is referring to this verse: How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! We could ask if the sword is forged in the heart of a fallen Dayne, in the same sense that Dany has a fiery sword thrust into her soul or we could ask if the Dawn sword will be thrust into the heart of actual dragon. Some additional biblical references: http://biblehub.com/isaiah/14-12.htm
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    Claimants for Azor Ahai

    I'll throw in some cracked pot out of the box thinking on this one. Dany is the prince who is a woman, that was promised. She fills the conditions of the prophecy and was reborn during MMD's tent ritual. She hatches dragons from stone and resurrects the great dragon, the man limned in flame that she sees in MMDs fire. Drogon is the valyrian sphinx, a dragon with the head of a man, someone that Jaqen refers to as 'Him of Fire' when he swears to Arya by all the gods and 'even him of fire', newly awakened by Dany. The Targ god Balerion reborn. Dany sacrifices the life of her unborn son to resurrect the soul contained in the black egg, thus changing states with him. Ergo, he died long ago. Jorah asks if Dany can wake the dead and the answer is yes; ultimately the meaning behind Targ obsession with transforming into a dragon or waking the dragon. The story of AA is a story, a means for explaining something in heroic terms for something people really don't understand. We're expecting someone to show up with a magic sword and transform it into something powerful by literally plunging it into Nissa Nissa's heart. AA is a figure out of history who transformed his sword by plunging it into the heart of a dragon. We get that part of the story when AA slew a monster: This is the same description of Dany transformed by spiritual fire into a dragon: Dany is tempered by fire and reforged anew. In reality, this is what Mel refers to as 'the cleansing fire'. Dany is both AA, the Sword of Justice and Lightbringer, the one who lights the path. Drogon is Him of Fire, the singing 'dragon', Rhaegar resurrected, Balerion reborn.
  6. I alway read this as Jon taking precedence over Catelyn's children in some way and that he couldn't trust her to know the truth. Even if Jon is a bastard; she might do what Cersei had done and have him murdered and Ned didn't want to put that to the test. Cersei herself says that having Jon is assassinated is something that Catelyn should have done long ago.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    I very much agree with you! She sees me. If he can see the consciousness within Thistle, he may also be identifying the gender quite apart from Thistle.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    We have GRRM's statement that Sam broke the spell when he used dragonglass on the WW which melted and disolved in a mist. So I'm not sure that it is actually 'dead' but returned to a disembodied state.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    Are Mel, Thoros, Catelyn, Benerro, Moqorro and Beric all Targs? In other words, do they have a requirement for Targ blood to be transformed by fire?
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    Should the giant population have replenished sooner?

    Oh, yes I know that some came across with the wildlings but we're never told how many and they seem to be all male. Is that the entire population?
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    Should the giant population have replenished sooner?

    Where are all the giants? Did the entire remaining population cross the Wall with the wildlings?
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    I'm not sure that Coldhands was raised by an 'icy kiss' or he'd have blue eyes. Val might know something about Coldhands and I suspect Mance and Val have crossed paths with him, in their search for the horn of Joramun. When she tells Jon that 'the horned lord' warned them about using the horn; I don't think she was talking about the lore around the horn; but an actual warning. It may be that Coldhands was released from the grave containing the horns. I can't see Coldhands appearing in the story only once as Bran's escort. I think it will be Bran and Coldhands who are involved in resurrecting Jon. It's been demonstrated that Bran can talk to Ghost-Jon and Coldhands can similarly communicate with the crows and ravens. If Jon is to be forced out of Ghost and back into his body at some point; Coldhands seems the likely candidate for killing the direwolf. I wonder if sking-changed crows and ravens are immune from the wards baked into the Wall. I'm not sure what Val's part will be other than to ensure that Jon is put into an ice cell. Ultimately, I think it will be Tree-Bran who raises Jon or Sam who uses the small broken horn 'to wake' the sleepers.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    I go back to Bran's first chapter and his vision of Jon followed by his vision of the heart of winter. I think this is a future event and Jon is lying in his cold bed and all memory of warmth has fled his body, turning pale and hard. That's a euphamism for dead. Bran tells us that dead Starks end up in the crypts when the warmth has left their body and Aemon wonders what happens after death, when the warmth has left the body. So coincidently Jon is stabbed to death at the end of Dance and blood is poring out of his body, the warmth is fleeing and the cold arrives, just as Borroq warned: "they are coming". As for Coldhands crossing the Wall; that depends on whether the wards remain in place or not and whether Ghost/Jon comes in contact with Coldhands beyond the Wall. If Jon is the three-eyed crow; then showing Bran this pivotal moment makes sense to me.
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    Are There any Unicorns in Skagos?

    I guess we should check with admirers of unicorns for facts about unicorns. Rather than ask whether there are unicorns on Skagos; ask instsead: what is a unicorn likely to be or why Martin mentions them at all. http://www.unicornsrule.com/unicorns-in-the-bible/ Sam reads a description of unicorns: Euron has unicorn horns in his treasure hoard: Davos names Skagos the Isle of Unicorns: Leaf tells Bran that the unicorns are "all but gone": I read this as the lions are completely gone, the unicorns are down to a few in number, the mammoths only a few hundred. Fattest Leach has pointed out that House Brax of Hornvale has the purple unicorn for it's sigial. Hornvale is located in hilly and mountainous terrain not unlike Skagos. So it would seem that riding a unicorn into battle is part of their lore. Where does Ser Flement come by a spiral horn?
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    "The Others Take You"

    The thing about warging is that one recognizes the other even in when they are skinchanged. So when Varamyr says "she sees me", his soul has already joined One-Eye. The statement is somewhat open to interpretation. What is implied is that "Thistle" sees Varamyr rather than just the wolf. Is it Thistle at all anymore? In other words, who is 'she'. We assume he is speaking of Thistle but what if it isn't? What if Varamyr can also see the soul within. I'm reminded that both Dany and Mel can't see past the direwolf to the soul beneath; that they are blocked in some way. For example, Mel sees Bran and Bloodraven in her fires - a boy with a wolf's head, but she can't see his face or identify him. Dany has a vision of Rob with a wolf's head. Dany sees a great wolf and a man limned in flame during MMD's ritual. She can see the soul of the man "limned in flame" but not the soul of the great wolf. Mel is looking for the Great Other and sees a boy with a wolf's head, an old man like a tree and one other whom she dismisses because he doesn't look like some evil monster. I suspect she sees Hodor and these three: the wolf, the tree and the man are the forms that Bran takes when he skinchanges. Mel can't see past the 'skins' Bran uses. As Bran says "he can see them, but they can't see him". So is Mel looking for the Great Other or the Great Mother?
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