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2 hours ago, Hugorfonics said:

Eurons been gone for almost 20 years which is coincidentally almost Waters' age, he doesn't know him.

Everything about Euron is mysterious to ironborn, including his direct family, perhaps Varys may have known Balon had an exiled brother but that's probably it.

Its kinda surprising that Victarion and Aeron are forgotten, although I guess theyre not very memorable. Its funny that they tried to think of Theons name or if Balon had brothers but no one thought of the poor heir, the crown princess Asha, which either shows how far KL politics is removed from it's kingdoms or how far Balon was removed from his, maybe both.

 

Euron was exiled not long before the story started, so not very long at all. We also see how news travels through the docks, and Euron presumably spent time in the Narrow Sea. He also has a fearsome reputation. Other sailors would know to avoid crossing paths with him.

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13 hours ago, Takiedevushkikakzvezdy said:

Wasn't Euron gone for less than two years?

Lol oh yeah, ty

12 hours ago, The Bard of Banefort said:

Euron was exiled not long before the story started, so not very long at all. We also see how news travels through the docks, and Euron presumably spent time in the Narrow Sea. He also has a fearsome reputation. Other sailors would know to avoid crossing paths with him.

Word, but did Waters spend time in the narrow sea? Euron seems to have been banished from all of Westeros which is why he's not as famous as say, Sallahador.

Euron and his silence is scary, sure. But if Cerseis SC doesn't know who the captain of the iron fleet then I don't see why the exiled brother should be known.

So having said all that I do think that Waters is the cleverest among Cerseis government, well Quyburn too. Well, anyone but Harys Swyft

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1 hour ago, Hugorfonics said:

Lol oh yeah, ty

Word, but did Waters spend time in the narrow sea? Euron seems to have been banished from all of Westeros which is why he's not as famous as say, Sallahador.

Euron and his silence is scary, sure. But if Cerseis SC doesn't know who the captain of the iron fleet then I don't see why the exiled brother should be known.

So having said all that I do think that Waters is the cleverest among Cerseis government, well Quyburn too. Well, anyone but Harys Swyft

Driftmark is in the Narrow Sea.

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So speaking of Euron, he is a vision/metaphor of Bran when he gets older--as uran/vran is an alternate spelling of Bran, and uran means "flight, flying, aircraft".  And he is the Crow's Eye. 

Shade of the Evening wine is weirwood paste and it makes him go insane.  Which helps explain why future Bran's behavior is so odd and erratic.

Balar/Balor is the One-Eyed god of the Fomorians, that lives underground.

Euron kills the previous greenseer Balon/Balor One-Eye, and wins the Kingsmoot at a weirwood circle/Nagga's ribs, to wear the driftwood/weirwood crown and sit the Seastone Chair/weirwood throne/Cthulhu throne.  And is to become an all-powerful god Cthulhu.  The Drowned God is Cthulhu.

 

Balon

bal means "sun, the Lord"  and gryja means "dawn"  --Euron kills the sun, and kills god, and causes the Long Night

ballan means "tub, vat" and baeol means "pot, pitcher, bucket" and ballan means "cup, chalice, husk [bran]"  --vats, cauldrons, and tubs are metaphors for the Second Moon/Stranger/Lion of Night, which is a black metallic vessel, and it is the Holy Grail  (balaon means "marten" also)

ballan-iocshlaint means Bran's cauldron which brings the dead back to life  ("vat of regeneration", ice/ioc means "to heal" and the Long Night will heal the land)

 

ball means "globe, ball, nail"    --Naglifar ("nail-farer") is Loki's the Ship of the Dead, and the Second Moon is the Ship of the Dead

in Welsh ball means "death, plague" and it is right next to Baldor, and Bran is Baldor.

bjall means "bell" in Old Norse, and in the World of Ice and Fire, each map page has a glyph of a bell, a black sphere, a shadow, and a goat's horn--these are all symbols of the Second Moon.

(balrog comes the word bal "flame", in the Old Norse dictionary under bal, is rog = "funeral pyre")

 

balla means "wall" --and the Dragonbinder Horn will make the Wall fall (as the Wall is a metaphor for the Second Moon)

 

many words that begin with ballart mean "loud, noisy" and Euron kills Balon and brings Silence.

balbh means "silence, mute"

mast means "silence" and maun means "silence" and mauna means "basket, beehive" and maut means "death" and Mot is the God of Death.

 

beal means "lips" and Euron has blue-lips.

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Just noticed an odd pattern, in Welsh "carreg dan, fflint" means "flint" -->Dany Flint  (carreg dan means "beautiful stone"?) murdered at the Nightfort, a totally black castle where the Night King ruled.

gaoine (Jon) means "flint" in Gaelic, and Jon finds the dragonglass cache, ruled Castle Black.

dabos (Davos) means "flint" in Hindi, and dubhra means "black, darkness" in gaelic and duibh-re means "dark moon" and Davos' sigil is a black ship.

tinna (Stannis means "tin" in Latin) means "flint" in Old Norse and Dragonstone is obsidian, or has large mines of obsidian.  Dragonstone is a black island castle.

dragart means "flint" in Gaelic, and is sandwiched between dragan and dragun.

 

hrafn-tinna means "raven-flint" / "obsidian" in Old Norse

 

In Anglo-Saxon fyrst means "frost" and fyrstan means "flint, fire-stone" and dragonglass is "frozen fire"

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In my head canon Barrow Kings had either ability to raise and control wights or they could not be controlled by others if they were raised as wight themselves. So by marrying daughter of last BK Starks gained that ability for their own bloodline.

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Just noticed that Herjan / Herran is a name of Odin, and means "lord of hosts" (and Odin commanded an undead army, and haerres means "army") and herjan means "to harry, to despoil, to waste". 

and Valir / vallari means "wealas"/ "wealh" which means "Stranger" in Anglo-Saxon and "harrow" and weall means "Wall"

 

Odin's hall was Val-holl (Walhalla), "the Hall of the Slain" --> Hall at the Wall, the Wall is the barrier that keeps the dead from the living, and the Nights Watch guard the dead, and the Wall falls during the Long Night allowing the dead to come back to life.

So there is some valar dohaeris --"all men must serve (in the undead army)", stuff going on there.

 

So Harrenhal is Odin's Hall, a huge black castle built with weirwoods and human blood, raised conspicuously on the banks of the God's Eye, which is Odin's One Eye, and the Isle of Faces is the hub of the weirwood network.

And the towers of Harrenhal are described as huge stone fingers reaching up into the sky.  And think about the elements of the story of Harrenhal's destruction--Odin's huge black castle next to the Eye, dragons coming out of the sky at night to burn it, a great stone fist.  It has all the elements of the Long Night, just jumbled up. 

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37 minutes ago, Loose Bolt said:

In my head canon Barrow Kings had either ability to raise and control wights or they could not be controlled by others if they were raised as wight themselves. So by marrying daughter of last BK Starks gained that ability for their own bloodline.

The Aes Sidhe of Celtic myth lived in barrows, burial mounds, and hollow hills, and their hollow hills were entrances to the Otherworld, so it is probably a reference to Starks marrying into CoTF bloodlines.

Also, the Stark married the Marsh King's Daughter, and in Hans Christian Andersen's tale the Marsh King's Daughter, the Marsh King was an malevolent anthropoid tree stump that lived in a swamp, and stole women to impregnate them with half-human monsters who have the power of skin-changing.  So that is a reference to Starks marrying into CoTF/weirwood bloodlines.

 

Speaking of marshes, I just learned that in Gaelic brobh ("brov" ~Braavos) means "rushes, reeds" and "blades of grass" and Braavos is built on a swamp, and is famous for blades.  And bravo means "swordfighter, assassin"

Braavos is famous for its purple dye.  In the real world that purple is called Tyrian Purple, and it is made from a sea snail called Brandaris (and Brandaris is the name of a red and white Lighthouse built in honor of St Brendan the Navigator--like the Hightower)

Antwerp was an important banking city and port in the middle ages, and the folklore of its name is that there was a giant name Antigoon (another Oedipus reference) who lived at the river and exacted tolls, and if you couldn't pay he cut off your hand and threw it into the river.  The giant was himself killed by young man named Silvius Brabo. Brabo threw the giant's hand into the river.

In Latin silvius means "trees, forest" and brabyla means "plant" and brabeum means "a prize won in games" and brabeuta means "umpire"

In Old Norse  "assassin, hired bandit, and wizard" are synonymous. 

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In the Gaelic dictionary brobh (Braavos) is right next to broc-lann which means "badger's den, den of wild beasts, cavern" and in Arthurian Legend Brocéliande Forest was an enchanted forest where Merlin was imprisoned.

And in the Witcher, Brokilon is the last hold-out of the dryad wood elves and one of them is named Braenn.  The dryads abduct human children and erase their identities and turn them into child soldiers.  Which is exactly what happens at Braavos and at Bloodraven's cave.  Broc-lann means "cavern" and the House of Black and White is an underground temple to the god of death.  And all of Braavos is a metaphor for a weirwood cave.

Weirwood caves are Broceliande Forest in ASoIaF.

In Bran's case, broc-lann is an actual magical cavern where they are trying to imprison him, like Merlin.  And broc means "grey" and breac means "salmon/trout, wolf"

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So Ned's whole family has crow-names and one of Neid's wives was Babdh Cath ("Battle Crow")  who was one of the Three Sisters of the Morrigan.

caitleac (~Catelyn) means "to cough up phlegm, coughing, wheezing" and hostr  means "throat" and hosta / hosti means "cough"

caid means "stone" and clochda means "stony heart" and is right below clocharnach "wheezing in the throat"

hraka /hraca means "crow, cough, phlegm, throat"

rucach means "crow" and "disease of the throat"

[The Crow is in the weirwood, Cat has red hair and white skin and crow name, gives birth to crows, when she dies she comes Stone Heart, her name foreshadows throat injury]

 

Brienne of Tarth

breoinn means "cat" and breun means "bold, indelicate female" and "rotten, decaying"

tairrthim means "to find, recover"

tarrtha means "save, rescue"

tarrthadoir means "savior, defender"

tarrthuigim means "save, deliver, defend, obtain"

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On 3/25/2022 at 10:35 AM, The Bard of Banefort said:

Driftmark is in the Narrow Sea.

I guess? Though that's kinda like saying New York is in the Atlantic. Dirftmark seems like it's in the bay to me, or close enough to Westeros that it gets sucked into its orbit and away from Free City like areas, or Valyria.

Euron however went to Valyria (probably not lol), he was into foreign shit and probably pirated ships far away from Westeros, not a day trip away.

(If Euron ever pirated, that's more his brother. Eurons not really a mass a fleet kinda guy, he's more like, silence)

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1 hour ago, Takiedevushkikakzvezdy said:

Here is GRRM saying that Euron has been to Valyria. Whatever that means.

 

"Some people get to go there... And some people go there don't get to leave again though, so, hahahaha ha"

Very cool! Good dig. Word so Euron did go. (Put that in ya pipe and smoke it Mr. Reader! Condescending asshole lol)

Quote got to be about uncle Lannister, very cool that he's all but confirmed to make an appearance. Tyrion had good memories of him, it should be a great read. 

I wonder what hes like and why can't he leave? Mutant Targaryens?

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Just found another Tuf name origin, taufr means "sorcerer" in Old Norse. 

Here is a crazy theory, so the Lion of Night/Stranger/Second Moon is an Ecological Engineering Ship, just like the Ark, and the black planet Yaggala from In the House of the Worm.  It is currently parked over Asshai, making it always twilight there, and that is why the nights there are dark, because it is blocking out the stars. Which makes a nice symmetry, it is the Ash Eye of god and it is a black stone planet, and Asshai is a huge black stone city under the shadow of the Shadow planet. 

The Lion of Night is what is messing the seasons up with its gravitational pull which is causing polar tilt.  I have argued previously that it is going to cause a catastrophic flood at the end of the series, because its gravitational pull is strong enough to cause huge tsunamis as it moves.  When this happens all human civilization will be washed away, and the few wildlings that survive will have to rebuild from scratch.

The Ark was made to repopulate planets.  And it will assist in doing this before it leaves.  The God-on-Earth returned to the Lion of Night when he was dying, he is still up there in stasis or whatever, and will be able to run the ship when he wakes up.

He will realize that his coming to Earth was a mistake, and with all the evidence of human civilization now being erased, he will repopulate the animals and humans so that it seems that none of the events of ASoIaF ever happened.

And this is the origin of the myth of the Great Flood and Noah's Ark, as well as all the other world-wide myths of a great flood that destroyed civilization.  I think the sinking of Valyria was foreshadowing.  (Valyrian lemurs is a reference to Lemuria, the sunken continent that the first humans were supposed to have come from)

 

Ragnarok of Norse mythology ends with the sun dying out, and the Earth is washed clean, and then everything is reborn and starts anew.

The Book of the New Sun ends this same way, the sun dies, and Severian brings the New Sun, the old civilization is sunk under the waves and everything is reborn.

Lord of the Rings is sort of the same, it is all about an ancient glorious civilization that was lost, and several continents were sunk under the waves.  Also, that gods and magic were real once, but the magic lands (the Other World) literally left the Earth and went away into space.

 

 

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In Swedish angivare means "informer, denouncer"

Just realized that in LoTR, spiders were closely associated with the Dark Lords, Shelob with Sauron, and Ungoliant with Melkor. 

And in ASoIaF, the spider Varys is associated with the dark lord, the Great Other.  He was involved in a blood sacrifice to the Great Other and that was the blue flame, and he still hears the voice in his dreams, and dreams are the whisperings of the Great Other (and the 3 Eyed Crow is famous for visiting people in their dreams, 3EC = The Great Other).  And he commits blood sacrifice with the "little birds"/children that he mutilates and kills.

And varis means "crow" and the Great Other is the Crow.  In gaelic cro means "eye, blood, death, and prison"

In Latin varus means "bent, crooked, contrary, opposed"

verres means "male boar, pig"

varius means "changeable, variegated" --he is a mummer

vires means "force, vigor, violence, hostile force"

verus means "true, real, genuine"

verro means "dragnet"

veris means "the season of spring"

 

Varys was destabilizing the realm to bring the Spring.

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