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'''Deep Ones''' are a species posited by Maester [[Theron]] in his manuscript ''[[Strange Stone]]''. Theron drew a connection between the [[black stone]] of the [[Seastone Chair]] and that of the ancient fortress that serves as foundation of the [[Hightower]]. Theron suggested they were created by the Deep Ones, a "queer, misshapen race of half men sired by creatures of the salt seas upon human women", according to Maester [[Yandel]]. Theron suggests they inspired the legend of [[merling]]s and that the sea creatures who fathered them inspired the religion of the [[Drowned God]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Oldtown}} The legends of [[Lorath]] claim that the Lorathi [[mazemakers]] were destroyed by creatures from the sea; it is unknown if there is a connection with Theron's Deep Ones.{{ref|TWOIAF| Lorath}}
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'''Deep Ones''' are a species posited by Maester [[Theron]] in his manuscript ''[[Strange Stone]]''. Theron drew a connection between the [[black stone]] of the [[Seastone Chair]] and that of the ancient fortress that serves as foundation of the [[Hightower]]. Theron suggested they were created by the Deep Ones, a "queer, misshapen race of half men sired by creatures of the salt seas upon human women", according to Maester [[Yandel]]. Theron suggests they inspired the legend of [[merling]]s and that the sea creatures who fathered them inspired the religion of the [[Drowned God]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Oldtown}}
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The legends of [[Lorath]] claim that the Lorathi [[mazemakers]] were destroyed by creatures from the sea,{{ref|TWOIAF| Lorath}} whereas the folk of the [[Thousand Islands]] sacrifice sailors to squamous, fish-headed gods, of which stone idols emerge when the tide is low.{{ref|TWOIAF| East of Ib}} It is possible these stories and beliefs are related to Theron's Deep Ones.
  
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
The Deep Ones may be a reference by [[George R. R. Martin]] to ''[[w:The Shadow over Innsmouth|The Shadow over Innsmouth]]'' by [[w:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft]].
 
The Deep Ones may be a reference by [[George R. R. Martin]] to ''[[w:The Shadow over Innsmouth|The Shadow over Innsmouth]]'' by [[w:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft]].
  
==References and Notes==
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 11:17, 14 May 2019

Deep Ones are a species posited by Maester Theron in his manuscript Strange Stone. Theron drew a connection between the black stone of the Seastone Chair and that of the ancient fortress that serves as foundation of the Hightower. Theron suggested they were created by the Deep Ones, a "queer, misshapen race of half men sired by creatures of the salt seas upon human women", according to Maester Yandel. Theron suggests they inspired the legend of merlings and that the sea creatures who fathered them inspired the religion of the Drowned God.[1]

The legends of Lorath claim that the Lorathi mazemakers were destroyed by creatures from the sea,[2] whereas the folk of the Thousand Islands sacrifice sailors to squamous, fish-headed gods, of which stone idols emerge when the tide is low.[3] It is possible these stories and beliefs are related to Theron's Deep Ones.

Behind the Scenes

The Deep Ones may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to The Shadow over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft.

References