Mythical Astronomy of Ice and Fire

We believe that George R. R. Martin has put a lot of effort and thought into creating a deeper dimension of archetype and symbol in his writing. He’s created connections between past and future, between sky and ground. He’s built on classic figures from world mythology and twisted them around in new and incredible ways to fashion his own archetypal characters whose divine roles are played out by the characters in the story. He’s done all of this not only to be artistic and clever, but because he’s actually participating in a grand tradition of esoteric, symbolic art. Keeping this tradition alive is of critical importance and tremendous value to society, and that is why I believe this facet of A Song of Ice and Fire is so worthy of study. This podcast is intended to be our vehicle to explore these inner workings, and it is fueled by enthusiasm, yours and mine.

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      Guardian of the White Knife Livestream


      The Chasing Shadows livestream went by so well that we didn't have a proper chance to answer all the questions people sent in or to explore the mystery of Brandon Ice Eyes and the Wolf's Den, so I had another livestream on Sunday April 15th, and this is that livestream. Some great observations coming form the chat and from readers in this one, thanks everyone who came out and submitted questions!   The YouTube version is here, in case you'd like to see the snowbeard and black ...


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      Chasing Shadows Livestream


      With special guest Robert from In Deep Geek! Recorded live on Sat April 7th. We only got to half the questions, so I'll be doing *another* livestream next Sunday, April 15th, at 5:00 EST! Come on through! We'll also have that discussion about the Wolf's Den and Brandon Ice Eyes that we didn't have time for here. Thanks to all who came out.


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      Eldric Shadowchaser (The Blood of the Other 3)


      Time to take all that Stark / Dayne / last hero stuff and apply it to characters who fit the stolen Other archetype! This means all the Eldric variants of Houses Stark and Dayne, including Edric Snowbeard and Edric "Ned" Dayne, plus a ton of awesome Davos stuff, including his chapter as a prisoner if the Wolf's Den at White Harbor. Close analysis of the scenes involving these figures bring us closer than ever before to understanding the nature of those who carry the Blood of the Other, the...


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      The Stark that Brings the Dawn (The Blood of the Other 3)


      Blood of the Other 3 has us following the trail of the last hero - was he a Stark? A Dayne? Both, somehow? In search of the answer, we'll cross paths with Elric of Melnibone and Tolkien's Numenorians and magic swords beyond counting. Vocal acting by Robert from the InDeepGeek YouTube channel, intro music by Stanley Black, and flamenco guitar by John Walsh


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      The Bael that was Promised Livestream


      This Livestream was recorded Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. Crowfood's Daughter of the Disputed Lands YouTube channel was my guest, and we covered even more Bael related mythology and took live questions and pre-submitted questions both. Enjoy! This YouTube video of this stream can be found here: https://youtu.be/VIZFaILMAF8?t=2m35s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIZFaILMAF8) Crowfood's Daughter's Shade of the Evening video is here: https://youtu.be/KiHDmj2jrtI  


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       2018-03-05  n/a
       
       

      A Baelful Bard and a Promised Prince (The Blood of the Other 1)


      The Blood of the Other series swings in to full gear by exploring the blood tie between the Starks and the Others. We'll consider the potential historical precedent of Gilly as a Night's Queen figure whose baby is smuggled away by the Night's Watch before being turned in to an Other. Theme music by Stanley Black. Flamenco guitar by John Walsh. Vocal performances by Martin Lewis and the Amethyst Koala.


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       2018-02-25  n/a
       
       

      A Baelful Bard and a Promised Prince


      The Blood of the Other series swings in to full gear by exploring the blood tie between the Starks and the Others. We'll consider the potential historical precedent of Gilly as a Night's Queen figure whose baby is smuggled away by the Night's Watch before being turned in to an Other. Theme music by Stanley Black. Flamenco guitar by John Walsh. Vocal performances by Martin Lewis and the Amethyst Koala.


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       2018-02-25  n/a
       
       

      A Prelude to a Chill (The Blood of the Other)


      Oh-ho! It's a new series! This one branches off from the Moons of Ice and Fire series and will discuss the icy origins of House Stark and the nature of their link to the Others. You can find the matching text here: http://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2018/02/22/prelude-to-a-chill/ Intro music by Stanley Black. Music by John Walsh. Music by LmL. Vocal performances by Martin Lewis, the Amethyst Koala.


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       2018-02-23  n/a
       
       

      Magical Creatures with Ideas of Ice and Fire (BONUS episode)


      Quinn from the Ideas of Ice and Fire YouTube channel invited me on his new, revamped podcast to talk about the magical creatures of ASOIAF! It was too good not to share with you all, so I am bringing it to you as a bonus episode. The original version of this, complete with video accompaniment, can be found on the Ideas of Ice and Fire channel: https://youtu.be/HYnvuF8aMB8


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       2018-02-06  n/a
       
       

      Cookin Up Ice Dragons Livestream


      Here's the livestream we did on Jan 20th, 2018, as a follow up to the R+L=J, A Recipe for Ice Dragons episode.


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