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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.

Mythical Astronomy of Ice and Fire David Lightbringer

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 302 Ratings

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.

    The Hottest HotD Yet - Ep4 Review (House of the Dragon)

    The Hottest HotD Yet - Ep4 Review (House of the Dragon)

    Episode 4 of House of the Dragon was the best yet - and the hottest. My ep4 review will dive into the ideas behind Daemon's "big dragon philosophy" and how Rhaenyra experiments with putting that into play.

    • 18 min
    Stags, Devils, Curses & Caves: HotD Ep3 Symbolism Explained

    Stags, Devils, Curses & Caves: HotD Ep3 Symbolism Explained

    Daemon and Rhaenyra went on largely parallel journeys this week, overcoming some of their inner devils as they navigated a minefield of signs and portents. Viserys made a mess of his rituals and omens, did he bring a curse down upon House Targaryen?

    • 20 min
    The New Game of Thrones - Power Politics on House of the Dragon

    The New Game of Thrones - Power Politics on House of the Dragon

    Episode 2 was all about the game of thrones - the power game, in other words. Basically everyone was rising and falling, moving and shaking, so here's the breakdown and who's coming out ahead and how each character is developing their power... and why Rhaenyra was the most heroic character of the week! Also featuring Alicent, Corlys, Viserys, Daemon, and Ser Criston

    • 18 min
    HotD Ep2 Symbolism Review - Rhaenyra The True Sun

    HotD Ep2 Symbolism Review - Rhaenyra The True Sun

    The conversations between Valyrians stole the show in week 2, and the symbolism was shining bright! Full breakdown of the intro sequence as well! And yes this is a tad late, I'm updating the feed today and will try to get on top of it. I'm un the process of overhauling the feed to get more up here regularly, and don't forget that I do a live postgame show every week following the airing of House of the Dragon!

    • 23 min
    House of the Dragon Episode 1 Postgame Show

    House of the Dragon Episode 1 Postgame Show

    I may decide to make a separate House of the Dragon feed but for now, here's the 3 hours of therapy, fun, and analysis that I did with Grey Waste Tim and Girl Nettles after the first episode!

    • 3 hr 20 min
    Team Black or team Green? Who to Root for on House of the Dragon!

    Team Black or team Green? Who to Root for on House of the Dragon!

    So... which team do we root for? Which lords, knights, queens, princesses, princes, or kings? Most importantly... which dragonlord? Can any of them live up to the standard Daenerys set?

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

Mc907 ,

My new favorite ASOIAF content creator

I am obsessed with everything about his podcast and YT channel! You can tell DL is extremely passionate about the novels and the symbolism contained in them. This is the perfect podcast for ASOIAF nerds like myself. I’m currently doing a re read of the novels and this I a great companion to it!

iggy cosky ,

Fantastic content!

David Lightbringer is extremely passionate about this project and it makes for some captivating content. I discovered him on YouTube first (his videos are well produced with great images/artwork sequenced to what he is talking about) He is well informed and has a charm that I find genuine and compelling. Also, he likes thelonious monk and parliament funkadelic - that sealed the deal for me. 💜💜🙌

JonSnowwwwww ,

I love your show.

You should do a Dark (Netflix) episode or two.

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