Top illustration: House Stark by Hueco Mundo
A majority of my essays include character analysis within a theme or from a certain angle. Overall these are listed per theme, but here is a list of them by character instead.
- Persephone of the Winterfell Crypts: Lyanna Stark and the references that link her to Persephone (Chtonic Cycle)
- Cursed Souls of Eddard and Robert: Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon. (Chthonic Cycle)
- Hades, the Warden of the Underworld: Ned Stark as ruler of the North, and therefore the Underworld (Chtonic Cycle)
- Ned Stark’s Wrong Bet: Ned Stark betted on Robert Baratheon as king for justice and as proper husband for his sister Lyanna. During the tourney of the Hand it is foreshadowed that this was a wrong bet. (Trail of the Red Stallion)
- Lady of the Golden Sword of Winterfell: References for Catelyn as Persephone, Demeter, Pandora and Isis in relation to being Ned’s wife. (Chthonic Cycle)
- Iconic Mother and her Son, Bran the Good: References for Catelyn as Isis, mother of Horus, transformation into Nyx, the Poppy Goddess and Pandora during Bran’s coma(Chtonic Cycle)
- A Bear’s Kiss – Jorah and Dany: The influence Jorah has on Dany’s reawakening of sexuality after losing Drogo. (Bears and Maidens)
- Brass Alchemism: Analysis on Dany’s brass mirror scenes at the port of Qarth, an alchemistic transformation from quicksilver to brass. (Mirror Mirror)
- Dany (Part 1) – Slaying Saint George’s Dragon: Analysis of Dany’s first five chapters in aGoT in relation to the legend of Saint George and the Dragon, but Viserys not being much of a dragon. (Serwyn of the Mirror Shield)
- Dany (Part 2) – Saint George’s True Dragon: Dany hatches as a dragon during her wedding to Drogo to eventually birth her own hatchlings. Her attire, attributes and army are metaphorical representations of a dragon’s tail, skin, teeth, claws and wings. (Serwyn of the Mirror Shield)
- A Beast’s Kiss – Sansa’s maturation: The influence of the imagined kiss of Sandor on Sansa’s sexual maturation. (Bears and Maidens)
- Sansa and the Giants: Prediction on Sansa’s arc in the Vale for tWoW. (Trail of the Red Stallion)
- Shadrich, Morgarth and Byron: The potential identities of these three characters that show up in Sansa’s arc and how they may impact her. (Ragtag Band of Misfits) Written by guest author Blue Eyed Wolf.
- Iconic Mother and her Son, Bran the Good: Bran’s portrayal as Horus the child during his coma and as Catelyn’s favourite. (Chthonic Cycle)
- Bran Stark (Part I) – Serwyn Reversed: Bran’s conversion arc in aGoT and aCoK to accepting his greenseeing abilities and the old gods, despite maester Luwin’s misguided efforts to stop it. (Serwyn of the Mirror Shield)
- Bear Ancestry: Why the Mormont women claim their children were fathered by a bear. (Bears and Maidens)
- Craster’s Black Blooded Curse: Craster’s potential murder involvement of Benjen & co. (Bears and Maidens – Bear revenge)
- Craster and his Wives: Gilly as a stand-in for the corpse queen to Craster as a Night’s King figure (Night’s King)
The Night’s King and Corpse Queen
- Timeline Stuff: Analysis of the timeline of the Long Night and the Night’s King (Night’s King)
- What use is a Night’s King: What purpose did the Night’s King serve for the corpse queen and the Others (Night’s King)
- From Sandkings to Nightqueens: The evidence for the corpse queen being an ice spider like maw inspired by George’s former story Sandkings.
- Behind the Mirror: Analysis of Areo Hotah’s POV, a unique reliable narrator (Mirror Mirror)
- House Blackfyre: Proposals and analysis on Aegon IV, Naerys and the Dragonknight, Daemon Blackfyre, Bittersteel, and Maelys Blackfyre (Ragtag Band of Misfits)
Varys & Co
- Lord Varys introduction: Short overview on the direct claims made about Varys and spider mythology (Ragtag Band of Misfits)
- The Spider’s Origin (Part1): Following the silk route all the way to Qarth and Varys’ parallels to Xaro, as well as possible genetical fantasy reasons to epxlain Varys’ features and why the Lyseni sold him to a traveling troupe of mummers.
- Haldon, the Halfmaester: Character study of Haldon as maester, his one flaw, and the potential identity that prevented him from acquiring a chain