Seams Posted April 19, 2016 Author Share Posted April 19, 2016 3 hours ago, evita mgfs said: hippocras / hypocrite Bronn / brawn Yes, I've been debating whether to take on the puns involving colors (white / wight, green / Gren, silver money and silver, the color) but my strongest sense is that Bronn links to brown, which is the name of the stew available in shops in Flea Bottom that includes all kinds of mystery meat, including the Symon Silver Tongue meat that Bronn provided at Tyrion's direction. A three-way pun could also be intended, with brawn in the mix. Or what about bronze? There are a lot of other posts with such strong opinions about colors, though. I hesitate to open that can of worms. 32 minutes ago, yomi said: Oh, that scene is in the book most gloriously! Squirming through a press of knights, squires, and rich townfolk, Sansa reached the front of the gallery just as a blast of trumpets announced the entry of Lord Tywin Lannister. He rode his warhorse down the length of the hall and dismounted before the Iron Throne. Sansa had never seen such armor; all burnished red steel, inlaid with golden scrollwork and ornamentation. His rondels were sunbursts, the roaring lion that crowned his helm had ruby eyes, and a lioness on each shoulder fastened a cloth-of-gold cloak so long and heavy that it draped the hindquarters of his charger. Even the horse's armor was gilded, and his bardings were shimmering crimson silk emblazoned with the lion of Lannister. The Lord of Casterly Rock made such an impressive figure that it was a shock when his destrier dropped a load of dung right at the base of the throne. Joffrey had to step gingerly around it as he descended to embrace his grandfather and proclaim him Savior of the City. Sansa covered her mouth to hide a nervous smile. Thanks! I couldn't remember where to look for this. Especially since this is Tywin himself, bringing a horse (and horse manure) where horses don't normally go, this seems like an important key to the "Wherever whores go" mystery. Another situation at the other end of Westeros offers an additional clue: The sun was sinking below the trees when they reached their destination, a small clearing in the deep of the wood where nine weirwoods grew in a rough circle. Jon drew in a breath, and he saw Sam Tarly staring. Even in the wolfswood, you never found more than two or three of the white trees growing together; a grove of nine was unheard of. The forest floor was carpeted with fallen leaves, bloodred on top, black rot beneath. The wide smooth trunks were bone pale, and nine faces stared inward. The dried sap that crusted in the eyes was red and hard as ruby. Bowen Marsh commanded them to leave their horses outside the circle. "This is a sacred place, we will not defile it." Wherever Horse / whores go - the Iron Throne is o.k., but the weirwood is not? Of course, the direwolf Ghost soon arrives with the arm of a dead man in his mouth, so defiling may have happened in a different way. Maybe the point is that the direwolf is o.k. at the sacred grove, because it is an ancient beast from the Children of the Forest era. In real life, the Celtic culture arose about the time that humans domesticated horses. I think the First Men culture is based on the Celts, in large measure. So maybe the horse / whores references are somehow allusions to the First Men. The culture of the First Men doesn't belong at the weirwood grove (or above the wall). I think there is another place where someone describes the way that the horses from the south don't function well in the North - they aren't cut out to handle the deep snow or cold. I don't know how this connects with whores, though. Thinking out loud here; trying out a new idea. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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