Mithras Posted September 21, 2013 Share Posted September 21, 2013 Not sure if this discussion is made somewhere else but hear this.GRRM stated that there is no true religion, and even the existence of the gods are not confirmed in the books. There is clearly magic but is it due to gods? No proof is given and i think this is the way GRRM writes the books. As in the real life, some believers will explain the things with the actions of the gods, and disbelievers will claim that things have nothing to do with the gods. We see this pattern in the text. There are some events which can be explained in both ways, and the text does not give conclusive proof favoring one case or the other.One example is the "reappearance" of Davos on a rock after the Blackwater. And here are two explanations of this event:1. Godly Intervention Explanation: Davos was drowned in the Blackwater but the Seven resurrected him and chose him as the champion, delivered to the rocks where he woke up, and directed the right ship to rescue him. The Mother also talked to Davos on the rocks.2. No Gods Explanation: Davos is a strong swimmer and with light armor he managed to get under the chain and surfaced up, the waves carried him the rock where he woke up. There, he talked to himself, prayed but being sick and dehydrated, he heard voices and saw hallucinations. The ship that came to rescue him is just luck. We can also argue that ships are searching for people/things which can find their way to the rocks.The purpose of this thread is to find the evidences which can be explained in both ways, and see if we can talk about "A Game of Gods". Assuming there exist gods, who are their champions and what game are they playing? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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