LordToo-Fat-to-Sit-a-Horse Posted July 26, 2015 Share Posted July 26, 2015 Is he? Note that he does not mention any specifics about tPtwP here. He only mentions salt/smoke/bleeding star and dragon waking from stone. These are the same things in AAR prophecy if we believe in Mel’s accounts. We are also sure that Aemon knows the AAR prophecy and Lightbringer. So, it should not take a genius to equate these two prophecies if they have the same elements. That brings us to the question why did not anybody make this connection before? Besides, Rhaegar made a connection between tPtwP and the Song of Ice and Fire which is completely missing in AAR prophecy. Another thing missing in the AAR prophecy is the dragon with three heads. In return, Lightbringer or a similar weapon is missing in tPtwP prophecy. Aemon never addressed these issues. His words look like ravings of an old and dying man who has lost his wits. He was talking from Mel's POV. He is.. He establishes at the start of the paragraph he is talking about a promised prince. It’s not such a leap to think he is talking about THE prince that was promised. They are the same things as AAR, because both prophecies talk about the same person. Aemon and Melisandre do make that connection. Both use the prophecies interchangeably.. Because they believe them to be about the same person Rhaegar and song of ice and ifre and dragon of three heads: Note that the fact that both prophecies talk about the same person, does not imply that both prophecies are the exactly the same.. Both could have some unique element, and yet still talk about the same person. from a narrative point of view, it does not make much sense to have two prophecies that talk about two persons, that will be (re)born amist salt and smoke...two bleeding stars,.. and both "heroes" will wake dragons.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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