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After leaving the Shy Maid for the Golden Company encampment Aegon passes willows, poppies and a windmill. The willows make sense since he was following the course of the Rhoyne. Poppies are sometimes used in literature to symbolize rebirth and a remembrance of the fallen in battle. Windmills suggest imaginary enemies and futile battles.

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Lady Sybelle all but lived in her godswood, praying for her children and he husband’s safe return. 

The Wayward Bride, Dance

Made me think of Sansa’s conspiracy to escape with Dontos. And that got me thinking of this

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On 11/8/2023 at 11:48 AM, Lost Melnibonean said:

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The Wayward Bride, Dance

Made me think of Sansa’s conspiracy to escape with Dontos. And that got me thinking of this

That also seems like an allusion to this:

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Pale white mists rose off Alyssa's Tears, where the ghost waters plunged over the shoulder of the mountain to begin their long tumble down the face of the Giant's Lance. Catelyn could feel the faint touch of spray on her face.

Alyssa Arryn had seen her husband, her brothers, and all her children slain, and yet in life she had never shed a tear. So in death, the gods had decreed that she would know no rest until her weeping watered the black earth of the Vale, where the men she had loved were buried. Alyssa had been dead six thousand years now, and still no drop of the torrent had ever reached the valley floor far below. Catelyn wondered how large a waterfall her own tears would make when she died. 

AGoT, Catelyn VII

Interesting that Lady Sybelle is in a godswood but Alyssa was in a place where there is explicitly no godswood. Both women seem to have lost many family members to violence. There is also an element of futility for each - Sybelle's prayers are not heard (or so the unreliable narrator believes?) and Alyssa's tears never reach the Vale.

And Catelyn compares herself to Alyssa. Will she be the exception? Saving some of her family members? 

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A corpse buried in the snow. 

Theon’s impression of Jeyne Poole in The Prince of Winterfell, Dance

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"You will be sewing all through winter.When the spring thaw comes, they will find your body with a needle still locked between your frozen fingers" 

Jon to Arya in Arya I, Dance

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4 hours ago, Sandy Clegg said:

Catelyn Stark

  • Cat (Arya, as in Cat o' the Canals)
  • Alayne (Sansa at the Eyrie)
  • Cat / Alayne = Catelyn

This seems so obvious now. The two daughters of Catelyn took on aliases that when combined sound out their mothers name ...!

That's brilliant!

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"Catelyn? A bit too obvious . . . but after my mother, that would serve. Alayne. Do you like it?"

:rofl:

Out of all pathological liars, LFs the worst.

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Why is there a crow hidden upside-down in the original Game of Thrones book map? And why is it pecking at the Wall?

https://atlasoficeandfireblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/the-maps-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-a-game-of-thrones/

You can see it clearly if you remember that its eye is Bear Island.

Odd.

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Wow, I never noticed that Rhaenyra never had a problem with Daemon and Mysaria, and Rhaenyra only had a problem with Nettles after Mysaria openly accused Nettles of sharing Daemon’s bed. 
 

and that’s what Daemon must have been hinting at when he said a queen’s words, a whore’s work…

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