Mithras Posted June 28, 2015 Share Posted June 28, 2015 I think those visions were not random. Bloodraven hears the calling of the trees. Leaf says that the trees will teach Bran how to use the weirnet. So, all the visions Bran saw when he got into the heart tree were actually what the trees wanted to show him. Then, as he watched, a bearded man forced a captive down onto his knees before the heart tree. A white-haired woman stepped toward them through a drift of dark red leaves, a bronze sickle in her hand.“No,” said Bran, “no, don’t,” but they could not hear him, no more than his father had. The woman grabbed the captive by the hair, hooked the sickle round his throat, and slashed. And through the mist of centuries the broken boy could only watch as the man’s feet drummed against the earth … but as his life flowed out of him in a red tide, Brandon Stark could taste the blood. Why would the trees want to show Bran such a blood sacrifice to the weirwoods? Why did the TV show made Bran’s awakening from the coma (during which Bloodraven was always present) simultaneous with Lady’s execution with Ice? Why is this blood sacrifice very similar to MMD’s sacrifice of the horse in AGoT? “Bring his horse,” Mirri Maz Duur commanded, and so it was done. Jhogo led the great red stallion into the tent. When the animal caught the scent of death, he screamed and reared, rolling his eyes. It took three men to subdue him.“What do you mean to do?” Dany asked her.“We need the blood,” Mirri answered. “That is the way.”Jhogo edged back, his hand on his arakh. He was a youth of sixteen years, whip-thin, fearless, quick to laugh, with the faint shadow of his first mustachio on his upper lip. He fell to his knees before her. “Khaleesi,” he pleaded, “you must not do this thing. Let me kill this maegi.”“Kill her and you kill your khal,” Dany said.“This is bloodmagic,” he said. “It is forbidden.”“I am khaleesi, and I say it is not forbidden. In Vaes Dothrak, Khal Drogo slew a stallion and I ate his heart, to give our son strength and courage. This is the same. The same.”The stallion kicked and reared as Rakharo, Quaro, and Aggo pulled him close to the tub where the khal floated like one already dead, pus and blood seeping from his wound to stain the bathwaters. Mirri Maz Duur chanted words in a tongue that Dany did not know, and a knife appeared in her hand. Dany never saw where it came from. It looked old; hammered red bronze, leaf-shaped, its blade covered with ancient glyphs. The maegi drew it across the stallion’s throat, under the noble head, and the horse screamed and shuddered as the blood poured out of him in a red rush. He would have collapsed, but the men of her khas held him up. “Strength of the mount, go into the rider,” Mirri sang as horse blood swirled into the waters of Drogo’s bath. “Strength of the beast, go into the man.” This definitely saved Drogo’s life but his soul was not present in his body. It looked like the Drogo’s body had the soul of the stallion. What would happen if Drogo was a skinchanger like Jon and his stallion was his mate like Ghost is Jon’s? Probably, his soul could have slipped back into his true body. I think it is clear that Bran will be the one to heal Jon in a similar manner and sadly, Ghost will have to be sacrificed. Everyone thinks that Jon will be resurrected by Mel in the Red God style but I think that is a giant misdirection. D&D will probably have Mel resurrect Jon but I don’t expect that to happen in the books. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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