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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    At the very least we know that Howland was alive long enough to train Meera. Ned dreams of his companions when they were alive, so that would include Howland. However, if Howland changed his identity at some point; he could very well be dead as far as Ned is concerned. That is usually how someone is 'disappeared' in this story. When Rob attempts to contact the Crannogmen; is there any mention of Howland? I don't remember. I recall that Bran knows nothing about Howland until Meera tells him the story.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    This is very interesting indeed! We know Howland was with Ned when he found Lyanna and we know that Ned would have died at the ToJ if it wasn't for Howland and we know that Howland has two kids to whom he has told the story of the KotLT. How old are Meera and Jojen? Edit:
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    It's interesting that it's the green wood that is on the move rather than the white weirwood. Soldier pines and sentinel trees come to mind.
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    The Three Eyed Crow is Old Nan not Bloodraven

    Yes of course. If we ever get the book. LOL
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    The Three Eyed Crow is Old Nan not Bloodraven

    I think the tree-Bran, Ghost-Jon encounter is an example of GRRM messing with linear time since Jon has this experience before Bran has passed the Wall and becomes wed to the weirwood. Bloodraven tells us that greenseers don't experience time in the same manner as men. The river moves in one direction for men but not greenseers. I also think the magic of the Black Gate is the device that Bran uses since Jon's description of tree-Bran is very similar to Bran's description of the weirwood at the Night Fort and I think it's evident that Bran can access any weirwood once he was wed to the tree. Melisandre tells us that there is power in the Wall that Jon use and she is also aware of the Black Gate. I think Black Gate is the middle head of the god Trios; the function of which nobody understands. It's not just a physical portal between places. Jon is strongly bonded with Bran and it seems possible to me that Jon will access the Black Gate and come to Bran in his coma dream. So I'm waiting to see if that's what happens.
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    The Three Eyed Crow is Old Nan not Bloodraven

    Good question. I think you mean 3 eyed crow. There is no mention of the 3 eyed raven in the books, only in the show. It's my contention that Old Nan is talking about the Night's Watch when she says crows are all liars. Mormont says as much: This leads me to think that the 3EC is a man of the Watch. But I favor Jon over Bloodraven and I think Patchface tells us who the 3EC actually is:
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    A curtain of light: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131117.html
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    Drogo's Life Paid for the Dragons

    The question is whether Drogo died first since he is something of a zombie afterwards and Rheago was still-born during the tent ritual. So if this formula is true; then Drogo is for all intents and purposes dead although his body still breathes. Waking the dragon is not the same as transmitting Drogo's soul into the black egg. I still maintain that this is Rheagar's egg and his soul is trapped in the egg, that he is the one who died 'long ago'. It's the sacrifice of the king and his son that wakes the dragon. Melisandre seems to be following the same formula when she says she needs Robert's bastard to wake the great dragon.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    Why are the volcanos in Volantis called the fourteen flames and what is the connection to fire magic? Moqorro says that the massive eruption was caused by men and the result was the wrath of the gods. When you interpret the story of the Island of Nagga as a sea mount rising from the sea, the story takes on another meaning. We're also told that Dragonstone Castle was created with sorcery.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    I'm inclined to think that a 'sea dragon' is actually a volcanic mount rising from the sea and the source of dragonglass. Dragonstone is another example of a sea dragon complete with a 'sea dragon' tower. Where did the cotf get their obsidion? What was GRRM referring to when he said that once there were 'dragons' in Westeros?
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    Yah, I have the sense that the cold gods are those disembodied souls (cotf) who take flight when the cold winds come and that returning them to stone reduces the numbers. They either go into the earth, the stones or the trees. This also fits with the notion that stone dragon eggs also trap souls. Again, I wonder about the failed greenseers impaled on spears of ice.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    On the other hand, obsidion draws out the cold and the snow and ice becomes unbound. Who are the cold gods?
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    Uff. And now for the conclusion: 1. Obsidian is not only a host for Children but also binds White Walkers into the "stone". 2. Sam is not looking when he kills the WW with the dagger. Sadly we do not know if the obsidian lights (like Lightbringer or the candles) when he touches his target. I assume it is the case. 3. The light in the obsidian candles somehow gives me the idea that it can connect to/bind the spirit/soul of skinchangers. And that the Others are skinchangers. Much like Bran or Jon (remember how he steamed when he was stabbed, almost like the WW steamed that Sam killed) ... or Dany in that case. And that skinchanging is, what Dany should remember.  This is a very interesting idea! The dragon eggs themselves are shells made of magic stone. I'm reminded of Dany's description of the black and white doors in the HoU: Weaving is a euphamism for magic. It's the vivid colors of Dany's vision that reminds me of the glass candles:
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    Yes, why the number 100 specifically? I know this has been discussed a while back. Something to do with the 100 kingdoms and 1 man per kingdom serving at the Wall. Perhaps they didn't serve for life and there was turnover.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    There is also the strange case of Ned Stark's ghost pulled back to the Winterfell crypts all the way from KL. Since his bones weren't there, I suspect he was taken into the weirwood and it's no mistake that Arya hears his voice at Harrenhal or that Jon dreams of the weirwood with his father's face watching him.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    They don't call it the haunted forest for nothing.
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    Claimants for Azor Ahai

    The ritual that Dany performs and what she sees in the flames is on a different order of sorcery than Melisandre burning some blood filled leaches in her brazier. We know there is a certain power in using Varys' genitals as a burnt offering, Dany offers, the head, the heart and genitals of a king along with the live offering of holy blood, MMD, the godswife. We also get some hint of the use of holy blood for sorcery in the Foresaken chapter with Euron. We never get a glimpse of what Mel actually sees; we only get it this one time with Dany. It's Drogo's fiery whip that cracks the eggs, but the dragon bursts from MMD's head. We get that in Dany's vision in the House of Undying. Preceding all of this is Dany's own transformation when she wakes the dragon in the stone and it sings to her bathing her in cleansing fire. I think it is the dragon song that confers on her temporary immunity from fire. Perhaps she is hearing the 'song of fire'. Songs and singing are part of the rituals of magic. Mel does it and Mirri sings as well. She then exchanges the life of her son for the dragon long dead during the tent ritual. Her unborn son changes states with the dead dragon and is born dead wrapped in dragon skin while the life in the egg is restored. Someone who was long dead or so Dany tells us. That can't be Drogo.
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    What do we really know about Ashara Dayne?

    Perhaps, I just don't think that Ashara was raped. That seems a risky thing to do when your brother is Arthur Dayne.
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    Heresy 209 Of Ice and of Fire

    Stannis says the white walkers are made of snow and ice: and I've wondered about the sudden appearance of Sam's white walker: I think it's possible that the disembodied spirits go into the trees as well or at least can be anchored in the soldier pines and sentinel trees:
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    What do we really know about Ashara Dayne?

    I'm not really sure what 'dishonored' means when we are talking about someone from a society that is so open about sexuality and bastardy isn't an issue. I suspect in this case dishonored means insulted because she was passed over the the Queen of Beauty's crown.
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    Claimants for Azor Ahai

    Wolf dreams aren't just symbolic, they are experiential. I suspect that Dany's dragon dream has something of the same quality to it. Yes, she becomes the last dragon but there is more to waking the great dragon than just the potential for a second life as a dragon. She does discover or carry out the ritual and sacrifices required to wake dragons from stone; something that has been forgotten. I'm not entirely sure where she gets the knowledge to lay the wood from ice to fire, place the eggs by the head, heart and genitals, provide the sacrifice of holy blood (MMD) or that dragon eggs have to be heated and brooded for at least nine months before they can be hatched. She goes beyond the mere hatching of eggs; to the resurrection of the dead in exchange for the life of her unborn son. When Mirri makes her 'prophecy' about Drogo; she has no idea that Dany will perform a ritual to hatch the eggs until the moment itself. So I don't think Mirri is making any kind of prophecy at the time; but rather rubbing it in Dany's face. It isn't clear to me where Dany gets this knowledge except that she has been transformed by the singing dragon; remade an cleansed in a spiritual fire. I think there is strong symbolism around Rhaegar, his armor and the black dragon and Dany 'wearing' his armor.
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    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.
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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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