A Prayer to the New Gods

So after watching the season six premier of Game of Thrones I started working on this theory about the women that were featured and relating them to the gods in the Faith of the Seven. It felt very useful and I was pretty proud of myself when I did this mapping.

Daenerys = The Mother
Cersei = The Father
Melisandre = The Crone
Sansa = The Maiden
Arya = The Stranger
Brienne = The Warrior

This seemed so good that I spent some time trying to shoehorn another woman in The Smith role, but was unable to do it. To be honest, I know that not all these matches are perfect. Then I watched the second episode of the season and now I think I know who The Smith is.

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Its A Good Time To Be A Geek

I remember when I read the news that Peter Jackson was going to be directing three Lord of the Rings movies. It was a fantasy geek’s dream come true. During my height of Tolkien obsession in the mid-Eighties, I had the idea that the book could be done in three movies and then quickly dismissed the idea as insane. Then the movies were made and were immensely popular and for a short time my geek credentials could be worn as a badge of honor. That situation is playing itself out again with Game of Thrones.

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I Find I’m So Excited, I Can Barely Sit Still Or Hold A Thought In My Head

According to my go-to source for all news about Game of Thrones, there are only 18 more days to wait for season 3. As a fan of the books and then of the series, I am very excited. I am especially excited because season 3 is based on part of the best novel of the series so far, A Storm of Swords. This is the season to which fans of the books have been pointing (as have the showrunners) and it is almost upon us.

As I will be discussing what is likely to happen in season 3 of Game of Thrones there will be spoilers. A lot of spoilers.

Seriously. Don’t read further if you haven’t read the book.

I mean it.

Spoilers to follow.

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