“Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.”
Dragons come from their opposites.
From petrified stone eggs came fire dragons.
From a pool of water comes the ice dragon.
And from The Wall of ice comes the sea dragon.
The Horn of Winter.
The Horn of Winter may not be the same as the Horn of Joramun. But they are both dragon horns yet they bind and herald two completely different dragons.
The Horn of Winter binds ice dragons and the Horn of Joramun binds one purple eyed dragon in a flowing dress, Daenerys the unburnt She is the only person who can sound Euron’s horn three times and live.
I believe the horn of Joramun and the horn of Winter are purposefully mixed up in our minds by GRRM.
The Horn of Winter may be the horn that binds ice dragon named Winter in the black pool of Winterfell. Winter the ice dragon is massive. When it flies over fields the entirety will be covered in shadow.
Perhaps the horn Mance found in the crypts of Winterfell may bind undread dragons. That could include Grey Ghost, Sheepstealer and the Cannibal. Jon’s soul may somehow go from the direwolf Ghost to become the dragon Grey Ghost.
The consistently brilliant Bran Vras has a, well you guessed it, brilliant essay on how that happened here. His blog The Winterfell Huis Clos is very insightful blog and one of the best things I have read when I started researching beyond just the source material years ago. This helped get me to learn how to read the context between GRRM’s lines.
Horn of Joramun
The Horn of Joramun is both a hellhorn and dragonhorn. It is a Hellhorn because it will usher in the Long Night and it is a dragonhorn because it binds a single purple eyed dragon to team Euron. Daenerys Targaryen, the Unburnt. It may unleash the unfathomably huge world serpent named Joramun who may be partially frozen in the Wall. The Stepstones off the coast of Dorne may even be some of his scales poking out of the sea. Yes, that big.
Euron’s horn is the Horn of Joramun which I have gone into more detail in the Hammerhorn of The Waters article. Daenerys The Unburnt may sound it summoning the red comet to turn into a red meteor. The sound of the horn would cause the red meteor to crash into the moon (the purpose of Moonsingers I believe).
The point of land on which the Greyjoys had raised their fortress had once thrust like a sword into the bowels of the ocean, but the waves had hammered at it day and night until the land broke and shattered, thousands of years past. All that remained were three bare and barren islands and a dozen towering stacks of rock that rose from the water like the pillars of some sea god’s temple, while the angry waves foamed and crashed among them.
-A Clash of Kings – Theon I
“Hagen, blow your horn and make the forest shake. Tris, don some mail, it’s time you tried out that sweet sword of yours.” When she saw how pale he was, she pinched his cheek. “Splash some blood upon the moon with me, and I promise you a kiss for every kill.”
-A Dance with Dragons – The Wayward Bride
The junks of moonbit space debris and/or the comet can be the sword striking the earth in a great blaze of fire. With that light comes the darkness. The crash was thrust into the bowels of Earthos as well as the heart of Nissa Nissa.
Chunks of moon falling to Earthos brings plumes of smoke to block out the sun and bring darkness while disruptions in the moons gravity brings flooding and cold.
Azor Ahai’s sword may also be a horn. The Hammerhorn may be Lightsounder.
Credit for the red comet crashing into the moon as opposed to just striking Earthos as I first thought goes to Lucifer means Lightbringer. Please send all apocolypse hate mail to him.
The moon crash would a thousand, thousand pieces of moon chunks flying fowards the planet looking like countless dragons of flame, many of them colossal come crashing down.
“A trader from Qarth once told me that dragons came from the moon,” blond Doreah said as she warmed a towel over the fire.
“He told me the moon was an egg, Khaleesi,” the Lysene girl said. “Once there were two moons in the sky, but one wandered too close to the sun and cracked from the heat.
A thousand thousand dragons poured forth, and drank the fire of the sun. That is why dragons breathe flame. One day the other moon will kiss the sun too, and then it will crack and the dragons will return.”
-A Game of Thrones – Daenerys III
When you speak to King Stannis, mention if you would that he will owe me another thirty thousand dragons come the black of the moon. He ought to have given those gods to me.
-A Clash of Kings – Davos I
By losing a good part of the moon or tilting its axis and movement, even without it causing direct devastation on Planetos like massive plumes of smoke that block out the sun. This would cause climate change on a monumental scale, freezing Westeros.
By striking the moon it would change it’s axis and as the moon controls the motions of the tides, bringing the moon even a little closer to the planet could cause massive flooding.
This massive flooding combined with the freezing cold and darkness would turn Westeros in the the Land of Always Winter.
This calamity may bring down the Wall and release what’s inside. That something is terrible beyond our comprehension. It releases a monster. A monster worse than we have ever seen.
It could wake Joramun.
GRRM gives us hint after hint of a dragon inside The Wall:
The ice pressed close around them, and he could feel the cold seeping into his bones, the weight of the Wall above his head. It felt like walking down the gullet of an ice dragon.
A Storm of Swords – Jon VIII
The snowfall was light today, a thin scattering of flakes dancing in the air, but the wind was blowing from the east along the Wall, cold as the breath of the ice dragon in the tales Old Nan used to tell.
-A Dance with Dragons – Jon X
But of all the mentions of dragons inside The Wall, only two quotes told something closer to the truth.
A sudden gust of wind set Edd’s cloak to flapping noisily. “Best go down, m’lord. This wind’s like to push us off the Wall, and I never did learn the knack of flying.“
They rode the winch lift back to the ground. The wind was gusting, cold as the breath of the ice dragon in the tales Old Nan had told when Jon was a boy.
A Dance with Dragons – Jon VII
The road beneath the Wall was as dark and cold as the belly of an ice dragon and as twisty as a serpent.
-A Dance with Dragons – Jon VIII
Listen to Dolorous Edd. He knows what he is joking about. It is a dragon that didn’t learn the knack of flying. There is a dragon in the Wall right, a flightless and twisty serpent. In The Wall is…
A sea dragon… that is iced.
There is a sea dragon in the wall.
Joramun is a gigantic sea serpent. It is larger than anything you can imagine. It is a world serpent. It may be shaped in a circle with the head by the tail going the entire length of the Wall twice.
It may be so enormous that I think that the chain of scattered mountains called the Stepstones are really just scales from this serpent poking above the water. Daenerys sounds the Horn of Joramun and the sea serpent is freed, these mountains will blow in the wind like leaves.
Whoever will become Stormking will defeat it with a magical warhammer and the power of lightning.
It is said that, every seventy-seven years, a storm greater than all others comes howling down upon Storm’s End, as the old gods of sea and sky try once more to blow Durran’s seat into the sea.
-The World of Ice and Fire – The Stormlands: Storm’s End
I am not sure what a seadragon’s “fire” would be. I predict gusts of wind and (sea) water as mentioned above. We have fire and ice dragons. Wind and water dragons. make a good bridge.
It’s name stems from Jörmungandr. Joramun the sea dragon/serpent is frozen inside The Wall. That is why a wall of ice stops people of ice. It is not the ice, it is what is inside of it but Joramun with the power of the Deep Ones within it. The Deep Ones are the enemy of The Others, but they won’t be in the beginning of the story.
Fire is not the only way to melt ice. So can water.
I predict that by the end of the series, “water” will have melted more “ice” than “fire” ever did. Both Theon, Samwell as well as Jaime will be the biggest heroes of all. Sam may be one of the Azor Ahai’s born again or the Last Hero. Sam’s “wife” Gilly is named after the gillyflower. She is going to the Reach and bastards such as Gilly are named Flowers, thus Gilly is Flower Flowers. Nissa Nissa also had a name so nice they named her twice.
This story is beyond heroes and good and evil, but I think Theon and Sam will be the most influential heroes. Roose Bolton may even surprise us too.
Horn That Wakes The Sleepers
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
-Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!
We touched on the importance of The Horn That Wakes The Sleepers in The Secret Second Wall Revealed. This is Sam’s horn.
Thanks to Sam’s horn, the instructions from the runes of House Royce and Lord Commander Brynden Blackfish they It wakes the sleeping giant in The Vale, the highest place in Westeros, that will be the last bastion of human life after the Wall has come down and the tsunamis and complete devastation after the Hammerhorn of The Waters with Deep Ones, Others and Joramun invading.
The Vale is where humanity regroups and begins to fight back. Brynden mentioned himself being the black goat of the Tully’s, I think he will sacrifice himself as a hero in this defense. Robin Arryn mentions giant and dolls very often for that not to have a meaning, Robin Arryn may surprise us all and live to skinchange the giant…. or…. more likely I believe Robin Arryn will be killed and his spirit skinchanges into the wyverns or giants. If Petyr Baelish kills little sweet Robin Arryn, he may be the one to wake the sleeping giant. Robin is a powerful dreamer, he hears Marillion singing even after the is dead.
We have not been introduced to a giant, giant yet. Not The Great Mountain Giants. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wun Wun will be a toddler compared to him. THAT giant is the last of the giants from the songs… the last of the fire giants to battle the ice giants coming from beyond The Wall and introduced in TWOIAF.
The fire may be literal or it may be figurative like the fire in our blood compared to the Others, like I talked about how Nymerias giant wolfpack will fight the ice spiders that are as “large as hounds.” Alternatively it may also be made of stone that burns. The Fire Giant lives at the bottom of “the moon”, below the moon door and Arryns have been offering him blood sacrifice through that door for ages. Lots of other “fire beings” may come from there such as the Arryn wyverns of their sigil (it is not a hawk) or perhaps dragons and other magical things.
The Last of The Giants
Ooooooh, I am the last of the giants,
- my people are gone from the earth.
The last of the great mountain giants,
- who ruled all the world at my birth.
Oh the smallfolk have stolen my forests,
- they’ve stolen my rivers and hills.
And the’ve built a great wall through my valleys,
- and fished all the fish from my rills.
In stone halls they burn their great fires,
- in stone halls they forge their sharp spears.
Whilst I walk alone in the mountains,
- with no true companion but tears.
They hunt me with dogs in the daylight,
- they hunt me with torches by night.
For these men who are small can never stand tall,
- whilst giants still walk in the light.
Oooooooh, I am the LAST of the giants,
- so learn well the words of my song.
For when I am gone the singing will fade,
- and the silence shall last long and long
The giant is a great mountain giant, they mention fire and that it is the last of them. When it is gone the silence will last long and long. We will all die because there will be nothing to stand up to the ice giants.
We have lost the greensight of the the forest for the trees.
Their gods were the gods of the forest, stream, and stone, the old gods whose names are secret. Their wise men were called greenseers, and carved strange faces in the weirwoods to keep watch on the woods. How long the children reigned here or where they came from, no man can know.
-A Game of Thrones – Bran VII
All of our focus on what worshiping weirwood trees, certainly weirwood trees are of the forest, even if we do not explore what forest vs tree means to following Old Gods, they are the gods of stream and stone too. Ironwood trees are also of the forest. We know nothing Northmen.
Why do I mention this after speaking of The Vale? This is the place with some of the oldest, proudest First Men families that worship the Old Gods… and not a single weirwood is to be found in all the Vale. What are First Men without a weirwood? What is the sound of one hand clapping?
We know nothing bookreaders.