The Black Dread
Finally watching tons of interview videos pays off. George reads part of a Victarion chapter coming up in the 6th book and I’m pretty hyped. It’s the last ten minutes of the video.
i think i mentioned this to you…. a loooooooooong time ago, however i think it was b4 u read dwd
This post will give a review (supported with quotes and passages) of the visions Daenerys Targaryen saw in the House of the Undying and speculate what they could mean.In one room, a beautiful woman sprawled naked on the floor while four little men crawled over her. They had rattish pointed faces and tiny pink hands, like the servitor who had brought her the glass of shade. One was pumping between her thighs. Another savaged her breasts, worrying at the nipples with his wet red mouth, tearing and chewing.
This has been interpreted by many as the war that had been raging in Westeros at the time. The beautiful woman on the floor is Westeros itself, and the “four little men” who are crawling over her are the four kings. (As there were never actually five kings at the War of the Five Kings at the same time, because Balon Greyjoy crowned himself after Renly died.)
Since the House of the Undying shows visions of past, present and future, we cannot know for certain if the fourth “dwarf” represents Balon Greyjoy or Renly Baratheon. The interpretation is up to you.
There are a few theories here i take issue with and lets begin with the first.
While it has been said that this is a vision of the war in Westerose I see 2 things here which are also quite possible.
1st its not a vision at all, in fact it was a “sex room” of sorts for the little men who work in the house of the undying, they pay them in flesh and since one was no higher than Dany’s knee, 4 of them mucking about on 1 woman would make sense to me. 2nd the plight of women to be fodder for men, an issue close to The Mother of Dragon’s heart. She had began as such, sold as chattel to Drogo, but then finding the man in him and becoming one, thus gaining his power, his love, and her strength. I think the proposed theory was over thinking IMO, as the little rat men aren’t fighting each other, rather enjoying a woman who appears helpless. I can understand how some may have drawn that conclusion as you can refer to your land as the “mother country” but I don’t think this is the case here.
EDIT: This neat little passage below pretty much sums up the first vision. Its supposed to be Dany, and the undying using her as their pleasure/rejuvenation
“The Undying were all around her, blue and cold, whispering as they reached for her, pulling, stroking, tugging at her clothes, touching her with their dry cold hands, twining their fingers through her hair. All the strength had left her limbs. She could not move. Even her heart had ceased to beat. She felt a hand on her bare breast, twisting her nipple. Teeth found the soft skin of her throat. A mouth descended on one eye, licking, sucking, biting…”
Renly on the black water come on people that was a give away.
Well this would support the R+L=J crowd combined with the line below. Jon Snow the Prince who was promised heh…why not?
This one is rather tricky so I looked up some info on dreams, I think we can consider a vision a waking dream so with that I looked into the meaning of flowers, and smell and found something interesting. The color blue holds a meaning of peace and calm, while the sweet smell means the birth of a son, who will be noble and honorable. Take into account who is behind that ice wall…none other than Ned Stark’s Bastard, who (as we will discover later has made a peace with the wildlings and harbors an co-joined force behind the wall). Now for the bride of fire, that’s what the wildlings call red haired women and behind the wall is Melisandra, and the Wildling Princess (I think she has red hair too) and we all know Mel the red priestess of R’hllor would make her a bride of fire. I can’t deduce anything from the way that line is written. More often than not phrasing is important but that line gives me nothing more to go on, so I don’t know why those to phrases art together unless Dany is supposed to go to the wall and meet Mel and Jon Snow but that is a massive leap without any support for it.
no it fucking isn’t you cheekbony mysterious people eating scheming mumbling mumbler
I think this was the point I screamed in rage.
Generally I’m all for seeing things and characters get really really fucked up but this is the only moment in the whole season when I screamed “THAT’S IT TAKE HANNIBAL THE FUCK AWAY FROM WILL GRAHAM”
Some words of comfort for my dear "Fannibals” Don’t worry, this isn’t Game of Thrones, Will Graham is going to be ok…