LILITH and COMPARISONS
1) Notice that Lilith flees to the Sea of Reeds: 2) the place where the Hebrews will one day go free from slavery. 3) In this version of the Lilith story, Lilith becomes what all tyrants fear: a person who is aware she is enslaved. https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/lilith-lady-flying-in-darkness/
The Sea of Reeds translates in ASOIAF as the Womb of the World, which is surrounded by reeds, is considered holy, Dany eats a horse heart there, and she has sex with Drogo there.
this parallels Bran who is with the Reeds, and goes “under the sea” when he goes north of the wall, and Bran tries to psi-link touch Meera, whom he has a crush on.
This could be Dany returning (temporarily) to the Dosh Khaleen. Lilith is known for her unbridled freedom and she will not submit to the old crones. It is here where Dany will be the Khal of Khals, and she will unite the Dothraki and most likely free anyone from bondage.
Jon, who is paired with Bran as Dany’s ice opposite, goes above the wall (in to the sea) and he learns the truth of the Free Folk and how they can become enthralled wights, and he works to free them from an enslavement that is a death worse than death.
During the marriage to Drogo, she is made to wear her collar that she figures out later identifies her as a slave. “Last of all came the collar, a heavy golden torc emblazoned with ancient Valyrian glyphs.” She does grow fearful of the entire situation as she realizes what is happening, “A princess, she thought, but she remembered what the girl had said, how Khal Drogo was so rich even his slaves wore golden collars. She felt a sudden chill, and gooseflesh pimpled her bare arms.”
MOLTEN GOLD (wip)
That made Daenerys laugh, coming from a girl so small. She relied so much on the little scribe that she oft forgot that Missandei had only turned eleven. They shared the food together on her terrace. As Dany nibbled on an olive, the Naathi girl gazed at her with eyes like molten gold and said, “It is not too late to tell them that you have decided not to wed.”
The sound Viserys Targaryen made when that hideous iron helmet covered his face was like nothing human. His feet hammered a frantic beat against the dirt floor, slowed, stopped. Thick globs of molten gold dripped down onto his chest, setting the scarlet silk to smoldering … yet no drop of blood was spilled.
The sun burned like molten gold, and the land was seared and empty.
Previous parts of the of the character review are:
- Daenerys the Silver Coin Queen
- The She of Daenerys
- Bakkalon the Pale Child and Flames
- Daemon Reaver… and Roads
- Lilith: Lullaby, Beauty, Gardens
- Dany is the Night Lion
- Lilith the Leviathan and Asteroid
- Lilith tail ends…