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Question for Ice and Fire fans

(Don't worry, no spoilers.)


I've just started re-reading 'A Feast for Crows'. The first chapter tells us quite about the religion of the Iron Men and their 'Drowned God'.

Consider this common prayer to the Drowned God:
"What is dead can never die, but rises again, harder and stronger." That's not too different from "That is not dead which can eternal lie."


Consider that the sigil of House Greyjoy is a giant tentacled beast that lives in the ocean.


Does anyone else think that the Drowned God is Cthulhu...?

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ladyofastolat
Jun. 20th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
I've come across this discussion before online, and the general consensus has been that it's a deliberate Cthulhu homage on GRRM's part. I think somebody went as far as to say that GRRM has explicitly confirmed this, but they didn't quote sources. However, I'm only half way through ASoS in my reread, and have forgotten quite a lot of what happens in the series, so don't want to go exploring online to try to find the discussion again, for fear of spoilers.
philmophlegm
Jun. 20th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yes I stopped myself from delving deeper into westeros.org because I was avoiding spoilers (for a book I've read before...)

If we accept that he does have little tributes, here's an obscure one I spotted. An obscure Lannister cousin is married to Lord Titus Peake. That has to be a Gormenghast reference!
ladyofastolat
Jun. 20th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
And what about the passing reference to Ned Stark's man Cayn, who dies during book one. What can this be but a reference to that little known but oh so compelling myth cycle that tells of Cayn the Trans-dimensional Dunny Man, and his everlasting journeys through time and space?
philmophlegm
Jun. 20th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
You're making this userpic challenge too easy!
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