Mourning Star Posted March 4, 2022 Share Posted March 4, 2022 (edited) 20 hours ago, Alexis-something-Rose said: This comes from hindsight and five books. The description of Waymar's sword gives away what the Other is looking for. The Other halted. Will saw its eyes; blue, deeper and bluer than any human eyes, a blue that burned like ice. They fixed on the longsword trembling on high, watched the moonlight running cold along the metal. (Prologue, AGoT) The moonlight is running cold along the metal. Description of Lightbringer from the Jade Compendium; "I looked at that book Maester Aemon left me. The Jade Compendium. The pages that told of Azor Ahai. Lightbringer was his sword. Tempered with his wife's blood if Votar can be believed. Thereafter Lighbringer was never cold to the touch, but warm as Nissa Nissa had been warm." (Jon III, ADwD 10) This is what the Other is looking for. Waymar's sword is cold. Just like Stannis's Lightbringer is. The real Lightbringer should be a warm sword. The Others cannot stand against against Lightbringer/dragonsteel. Honestly, I'm not so sure that there isn't a little more to this. After all, the next line is: In battle the blade burned fiery hot. Once Azor Ahai fought a monster. When he thrust the sword through the belly of the beast, its blood began to boil. Smoke and steam poured from its mouth, its eyes melted and dribbled down its cheeks, and its body burst into flame. So we know it changes temperature, and this change seems to be related to the wielder or situation the wielder is in. I would suggest that the cold/hot nature of the sword is a reflection of the wielder and not inherent to the magic sword itself. And that, the Red Sword of Heroes is one and the same blade as the original Ice. Hesperus is Phosphorus (greek names for the morning and evening star, both of which are in reality the planet Venus, love. Also, a very relevant phrase in philosophy relating to the semantics of proper names which reminds me of the chapter titles), the morning star (lucifer in latin, meaning lightbringer) and the evening star (vesper, "the west", future form: vesperos, at least reminiscent of "westeros" if not an inspiration) are one and the same. Edited March 4, 2022 by Mourning Star Aejohn the Conqueroo 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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