Sapphire Posted May 13, 2012 Share Posted May 13, 2012 Don’t tell me the neverending thread has come to halt! :PI know you're being lighthearted here, but someone in the Azor Ahai interpretations thread suggested that "the dragon has three heads" could be read as "the dragon has three crowns." Similarly to how "crowns" can mean "heads" in the Maggy the Frog prophecy to Cersei, "heads" might mean "crowns" here. So if Jon has the wildling "crown," the "crown" of the North (through Robb's will) and the "crown" of the South (by being Rhaegar's last legitimate child), well ...Ooh, interesting! Would it be too much trouble to get a link?Going back through the pages cause I'm bored, lol.Selmy confirmed Rhaegars love of Lyanna, and the way he speaks of it sounds as if it was fairly well known.I think for all of Rhaegars position, and "fabulousness," he was still a bit of a nerd, and probably didn't know how to hide his feelings not being a naturally deceptive person.I get the feeling Rhaegar didn't realize he'd fallen for Lyanna until taking a second wife became an option/necessity. I bet he swore up and down to his closests confidants that crowning her at Harrenhal was only to commend her courage and prowess, but inside a tiny part of him also sought out to interact with her again.As an aside, it would also be interesting to find out, (had Rhaegar won and everyone lived), if Rhaegar as King would then expect Lyanna to act properly as his wife/junior wife, (whatever), and conform as I expect she would be a handful, and not be happy in the confines of Court life.Didn't Tyrion say that even a Dragon could be ridden, but you could never entirely tame a wolf?(I forget where I read that, but it seems telling).I think Lyanna no matter how much she loved Rhaegar, would assert herself and make sure she didn’t end up in a position of higher scrutiny and restriction than she’d be in as Robert’s wife. Rhaegar would be quite the hypocrite denying her the very things that made him take notice of her in the first place. This is where sharing wife duty comes in handy, Elia handles the pr side attending to the ladies at court while Lyanna gets pointers from the Kingsguards at the training yard. There would have to be a grace period where she’d lay low until Aerys kicks the bucket and Rhaegar allows her free rein.The thing I see differently about the aspect of a "rash," impulsive act is Rhaegars age.While I totally agree their love is on par with "Romeo and Juliet," I think if it were Lyanna and say Jaimie Lannister, it would feel more like young, impulsive love.He is a mature, grown man of 23/24- well beyond the age of what is considered "young," so I think his was more of an act of desperate grab for happiness, (I think Rhaegar was the one who gave the TOJ it's name), as much for prophesy and in Rhaegars case, they don't have to be mutually exclusive.I have often heard the impact that Rhaegar had on Lyanna, but, I would point out the impact Lyanna had on Rhaegar.He was a romantic, which probably led him to believe certain things, and he most likely had very high ideals about how he wanted his life and Kingdom to be.And Lyanna Stark, a beautiful "warrior" Maiden from the mythos of the North, with a sense of justice and honor, with no heart for subterfuge, (which he would be surrounded with at Court), would probably seem to him like she stepped from the pages of the books he read as a child."and he never knew what true love was until he saw her face..."Good points about Rhaegar being past an age to rush into an impulsive crush and Lyanna having a big impact on Rhaegar. She’d be willfull and wanting to yield a sword with or without him. Since Rhaegar was withdrawn and only opened up to a lucky few, I see him going through life very matter of factly. Becoming a warrior because he believed himself the PTWP, submitting to his father’s will and forging a political marriage because that’s what highborns do, fathering three dragon heads again for prophecy sake. Somehow I never thought he aspired to romance. And then Lyanna Stark gallops into his life, he realizes there’s something to this love business and hey maybe the dragon making process could be fun too. :leer: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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