Game of Thrones theory: The Seven-Pointed Star

Inspired by GreyArea’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2yNB0IC53s
My Game of Thrones playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyga2RDU50AMAxRch6duG1lMvIYipQeZJ
Music: Forest Frolic Loop by Kevin MacLeod

“The Seven (also known as the God of Seven, the Seven-Faced God, or the New Gods) is the deity of the Faith of the Seven, the dominant religion of the Seven Kingdoms.

“Though the Faith teaches that there is a single deity, it has seven ‘aspects’ or ‘faces’. For this reason, the deity is often referred to as the ‘Seven-faced God’. In practice, many devotees will refer to the aspects as “Gods” plural, though priests of the Faith will attempt to stress the theological nuance to their followers that there is indeed only one God, the ‘Seven-in-One’ deity. This has not stopped the commonly heard exclamation “Gods be good!” from being used pervasively throughout the Seven Kingdoms. The Seven are referred to as “the New Gods” or ‘New God’ to distinguish them from the Old Gods of the Forest worshiped by the First Men.” From the Game of Thrones Wikia.

 

Advertisements

Game of Thrones theory: The Seven-Pointed Star

Inspired by GreyArea’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2yNB0IC53s
My Game of Thrones playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyga2RDU50AMAxRch6duG1lMvIYipQeZJ
Music: Forest Frolic Loop by Kevin MacLeod

“The Seven (also known as the God of Seven, the Seven-Faced God, or the New Gods) is the deity of the Faith of the Seven, the dominant religion of the Seven Kingdoms.

“Though the Faith teaches that there is a single deity, it has seven ‘aspects’ or ‘faces’. For this reason, the deity is often referred to as the ‘Seven-faced God’. In practice, many devotees will refer to the aspects as “Gods” plural, though priests of the Faith will attempt to stress the theological nuance to their followers that there is indeed only one God, the ‘Seven-in-One’ deity. This has not stopped the commonly heard exclamation “Gods be good!” from being used pervasively throughout the Seven Kingdoms. The Seven are referred to as “the New Gods” or ‘New God’ to distinguish them from the Old Gods of the Forest worshiped by the First Men.” From the Game of Thrones Wikia.

A chat about how a scene is put together in Game of Thrones

Chris and Heather chat about how a scene is put together in Game of Thrones. This scene has been taken from Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things from the first season.
Heather’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/1teknicolour

“Ned looks to a book for clues to the death of his predecessor, and uncovers one of King Robert’s bastards. Robert and his guests witness a tournament honoring Ned. Jon takes measures to protect Sam from further abuse at Castle Black; a frustrated Viserys clashes with Daenerys in Vaes Dothrak; Sansa imagines her future as a queen, while Arya envisions a far different future. Catelyn rallies her husband’s allies to make a point, while Tyrion finds himself caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.” From the Game of Thrones Wikia page.

Who is Macumber the ‘blue eyed giant’ – Game of Thrones theory video

For today’s video I’d like to talk about a common reference made in Game of Thrones and that’s the reference to Macumber the blue-eyed giant. A few times in the show it is expressed by one character or another that “some say we live in the eye of a blue-eyed giant”. A part of me always felt this meant something substantial but I could never quite put my finger on it. Part of the reason I believe there’s relevancy to it, is because two times it was mentioned, once by Rob Stark to Bran in an early episode and again between Prince Oberon and Tywin Lanister, which demonstrates that this is a wide-spread fable and not just a story made-up by old nan at Winterfell.

You could write off any of these references as an open admission that recorded history in Westeros is very imperfect, with most of the recording done by Maesters, who could have their own agenda.

However I think there’s more to it than this. In the opening credits you see what looks like lenses looking over a map of Westeros and Essos. The style of these lenses also appear in the last episode of season 6 where Sam enters the library at the citadel in Oldtown. Could the famous blue-eyed giant be a Maester recording the history of events? Living in an eye could be symbolic of living within the recorded perspective of this maester or maesters.

Could that mean that Game of Thrones is actually a story being told by Samwell Tarly? As someone who enjoys books and Westerosi history, as well as clocking in at the citadel, this makes him a good candidate… execpt for one thing and that’s that he doesn’t have blue eyes. Since the expression is “blue eyed giant” I feel that having blue eyes, or at least one blue eye is a prerequisite to this reference since all the clues we have to go on are blue eyes and being a giant. Although the giant (I would imagine) is more likely to be metaphorical rather than literal.

If at this point you’re wondering whether or not the blue-eyed giant could be referring to George R R Martin himself, since the entire Game of Thrones exists within his mind’s eye, however George R R Martin has Brown eyes, so this is unlikely to be what it’s referencing.

Could it be referencing David Bennioff and Dan Weiss, the show writers? Well they do have blue eyes (although Dan Weiss’s are a little greener). This idea is also supported by the fact that the blue-eyed giant fable is not mentioned in the books, however I do feel that although you could argue that the TV show adaptation itself is the imagining of D&D, I think it’s a little much to reference that it’s their vision, so it doesn’t seem like it’s a good fit.

Another possibility is that it could be Tyrion Lanister, who chronicles the events of Game of Thrones. In the books he’s described as not having blue eyes, but in the show he does and since the blue-eye giant is only referenced in the show, there might be something there. With Vary’s foreshadowing comment that “a very small man could cast a very large shadow”, the term “giant” could have a degree of poetic irony about it.

I did spend some time looking to see if the reference to a giant could be literal, however none of the characters that are characterised by their stature are likely candidates: Hodor, Wun-wun, The Mountain or the Hound are likely to have chronicled the events of Game of Thrones.

Could the blue-eyed giant be a White Walker? White walkers are characterised by their bright blue eyes, however, since we know so little about them, we can’t really extract much useful information there. It could be the case that White Walkers and humans co-exist peacefully after the events in Game of Thrones in which (with the help of others) the White Walkers could be the chroniclers of the show’s events. I’ll be honest, this one’s pretty far-reaching, even for me, but y’never know!

From the first time I heard the blue-eyed giant mentioned, I felt it was analogous to something important, but I can’t settle on what it might be. As the show wraps up in it’s last two seasons, there may be more clues yet to come, perhaps it’s worth looking at who’s portrayed favourable in spite of questionable actions, who’s got blue eyes and fit the role or anything else. Let me know what you think the blue-eyed giant could be referencing in the comments below.

How Rickon Stark’s death was foreshadowed in episode one – Game of Thrones

In today’s Game of Thrones video I talk about how Rickon Stark’s death was foreshadowed in episode one of the first season, how Tommon Baratheon was (sort of) killed twice and an amusing song about Alfie Allen.
Alphie’s song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgOm_WJKpE

——

Ok so, a lot of people think that the Game of Thrones show writers intend to give Rickon Stark a full character plot but was cut for one reason or another, the most common theory was simply they wanted to make best use of screen time and/or focus on Sansa, not only as a character but also as an heir to Winterfell. This isn’t and wasn’t ever actually true and we know this simply from the fact that his dire-wolf was named shaggy dog.

The writers among you will know that a “shaggy dog story” is a term used to describe, an extremely long-winded anecdote characterized by extensive narration of typically irrelevant incidents and terminated by an anticlimax or a pointless punchline.

So as you can tell, the show writers never had any intention of making Rickon a major character in the show. We could have also guessed he was going to die from Robert Baratheon’s prophecy. For those of you who don’t know, the theory goes as thus; Robert Bareothon on greeting the Stark family for the first time in the show touched Ned, Catelyn, Rob and Rickon. All of whom are now dead. This is an example of how obscure foreshadowing in this show can be, but could this also mean that Bran, Sansa and Arya are now incredibly likely to make it to the end of the show? Could be, Let me know what you guys think in the comments section below.

Second, we’ve actually (technically) seen Tommon Baratheon die twice. We’ve all seen the in Season 6 episode 10 where he commits suicide in Kings Land. Personally I’ve always felt this to be a particularly heartbreaking scene, I know I’m in a minority when I say this, but he’s a kid with the 7 kingdoms resting on his shoulders, everyone expects so much of him to the point where his life isn’t his own, but with the best of intentions he tries to do the best job he can and couldn’t process the Sept of Baylor blowing up.

The other scene, was one which you may have missed, it was somewhat unremarkable, its when Rickard Karstark and his men kill Martyn and Willem Lannister in the dungeons of Riverrun. True it’s not Tommon Baratheon himself but Dean-Charles Chapman the actor who plays him. Yes this is a bit of a cop out, but in a series which is notorious for killing off characters, I found it amusing that the same actor portraying two entirely different characters had to die two entirely different times.

The second is that the actor who plays Theon Greyjoy, Alfie Allen actually had a pretty well known song written about him by his sister Lily Allen, the song was released on 5 March 2007, by Regal Recordings. In the United Kingdom.

It’s basically about Alfie Allen when he was a bit younger, and about how he played video games and smoked weed all the time and how he should “get a job”. It’s kind of amusing now hes somewhat overtaken his sister in terms of fame. If you’re looking for a laugh, check out the video, but also check out the comments section of that video, because the Game of Thrones jokes are pretty amusing. I’ll put a link in the description down below if you want to check it out.

Ours is the Theory – Why The Mountain is Azor Ahai – Game of Thrones theory

The Azure Ahai prophecy is explicitly outlined only in the books but is mentioned and eluded to in the show. This could mean a number of things that we ought to be aware of. The first is that the prophecy could be different from book to show and thus Azor Ahai could be different from the book to the show.

A similar example might be the Valonqar prophecy. In the books it is suggested that Cercei would die at the hand of “the Valonqar”, however this line is omitted from the TV show. We don’t know why it was omitted, perhaps because the story would play out differently, or simply it was cut due to something like time constraints. Nevertheless we should be conscious that the books and shows are quite different from each other and that probably will affect future events in a big way.

So let’s take a look at the prophecy itself and see where it lines up with Ser Gregor. This is taken from A Wiki of Ice and Fire.