Curled Finger Posted March 23, 2022 Share Posted March 23, 2022 In ACOK Gilly informs us: "For the baby, not for me. If it's a girl, that's not so bad, she'll grow a few years and he'll marry her. But Nella says it's to be a boy, and she's had six and knows these things. He gives the boys to the gods. Come the white cold, he does, and of late it comes more often. That's why he started giving them sheep, even though he has a taste for mutton. Only now the sheep's gone too. Next it will be dogs, till . . ." She lowered her eyes and stroked her belly. Jon III Craster is a nasty thing. Still I wonder if this passage isn't telling us something else. Sons are the primary sacrifice then sheep then dogs, but no daughters? Why wouldn't the daughters be an acceptable sacrifice? Is this telling us daughters are more or less valuable than dogs? Could daughters be sacrifices as a last resort or are they simply unacceptable? A_upton 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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