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The ''' winter rose''' is a pale blue flower the color of frost.{{ref|AGOT|58}} The rare rose is said to be the most beautiful of the flowers grown in the glass gardens of [[Winterfell]].{{ref|ACOK|51}}
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==History==
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According to legend, [[Bael the Bard]] climbed the [[Wall]], took the [[kingsroad]], and entered [[Winterfell]] as a singer under the name Sygerrik of [[Skagos]]. There he sang until midnight for Lord [[Brandon Stark (the daughterless)|Brandon Stark]]. Impressed by Bael's skills as a singer, Brandon asked him what he wanted as a reward. Bael answered by requesting the most beautiful flower blooming in Winterfell's gardens. As the blue winter roses were just blooming, Brandon agreed to offer him one. The following morning the single virgin daughter of the lord had disappeared. In her bed was the rose Bael had received from her father.{{ref|ACOK|51}}
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[[Lyanna Stark]] loved the scent of blue winter roses.{{ref|AGOT|58}} During the [[tourney at Harrenhal]], Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] named Lyanna the [[queen of love and beauty]] instead of his wife, [[Elia Martell]], giving Lyanna a garland of blue roses.{{ref|AGOT|58}}{{ref|TWOIAF| The Fall of the Dragons: The Year of the False Spring}}
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==Recent Events==
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===''A Game of Thrones''===
 
[[File:Hallmarccus Lyanna.jpg|[[Lyanna Stark]] with blue winter roses. © Marcos Feittosa|thumb|250px|right]]
 
[[File:Hallmarccus Lyanna.jpg|[[Lyanna Stark]] with blue winter roses. © Marcos Feittosa|thumb|250px|right]]
[[File:Blue Roses1.jpg|thumb|200px|Blue Winter Rose]]
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In a fever dream about the [[combat at the tower of joy]], Eddard sees blue rose petals blowing across the sky.{{ref|AGOT|39}} In a later dream, the statue of [[Lyanna Stark]] in the [[crypt of Winterfell]] has a garland of pale blue roses.{{Ref|AGOT|47}}
The '''blue winter rose''' is a flower that grows in the glass gardens of [[Winterfell]].{{ref|ACOK|51}} It is pale blue and is described to be the colour of frost.{{ref|AGOT|58}}
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===''A Clash of Kings''===
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While in the [[House of the Undying]] in [[Qarth]], [[Daenerys Targaryen]] has a vision of a sweet-scented blue flower growing from a chink in a wall of ice.{{ref|ACOK|48}} This could indicate the [[Jon_Snow/Theories|true parentage]] of [[Jon Snow]] due to Lyanna's association with imagery of blue winter roses, and Jon's service in the [[Night's Watch]] at the [[Wall]].
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After [[capture of Winterfell|capturing Winterfell]], [[Theon Greyjoy]] dreams of the feast that Eddard held for King [[Robert I Baratheon]], except the feasters are all dead. Although he never met her, Theon thinks his vision of a slim, sad girl wearing a a crown of pale blue roses can only be Lyanna.{{ref|ACOK|56}}
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==Quotes==
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{{quote|As they came together in a [[combat at the tower of joy|rush of steel and shadow]], he could hear [[Lyanna Stark|Lyanna]] screaming. "Eddard!" she called. A storm of rose petals blew across a blood-streaked sky, as blue as the eyes of death.{{ref|AGOT|39}}}} - dream of [[Eddard Stark]]
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{{quote|Ned remembered the moment when all the smiles died, when Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] urged his horse past his own wife, the [[Dorne|Dornish]] princess [[Elia Martell]], to lay the [[queen of beauty]]'s laurel in [[Lyanna Stark|Lyanna's]] lap. He could see it still: a crown of winter roses, blue as frost. Ned Stark reached out his hand to grasp the flowery crown, but beneath the pale blue petals the thorns lay hidden. He felt them clawing at his skin, sharp and cruel, saw the slow trickle of blood run down his fingers, and woke, trembling, in the dark.{{ref|AGOT|58}}}} - dream of [[Eddard Stark]]
  
== Legend of Bael the Bard ==
 
[[Bael]] the Bard climbed the [[Wall]], took the [[kingsroad]], and entered [[Winterfell]] as a singer under the name of ''Sygerrik of [[Skagos]]''.  There he sang until midnight for the lord. Impressed by his skills as a singer, Lord [[Brandon Stark (the daughterless)|Brandon Stark]] asked him what he wanted as a reward. Bael asked for the most beautiful flower blooming in Winterfell's gardens. As the blue winter roses were just blooming, Brandon agreed to offer him one. The following morning the single virgin daughter of the lord had disappeared. In her bed was the blue winter rose Bael had received from her father.{{ref|ACOK|51}}
 
  
==Lyanna Stark==
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{{quote|'''Ygritte''': And she never sung you the song o' the winter rose?<br>
[[Lyanna Stark]] loved the scent of blue winter roses.{{ref|AGOT|58}} The crown of the [[queen of love and beauty]] that Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] gave to Lyanna at the [[Tourney at Harrenhal]] was made of the roses.{{ref|AGOT|58}} In one of [[Eddard Stark]]'s dreams, the statue of Lyanna in the crypt under [[Winterfell]] has a garland of blue winter roses.{{Ref|AGOT|47}} In the fever dream [[Eddard Stark]] has about the [[Tower of Joy]], he dreams about a storm of rose petals blowing across a blood-streaked sky, as blue as the eyes of death, whilst he hears [[Lyanna Stark]] screaming his name.{{ref|AGOT|39}}
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'''Jon''': I never knew my mother. Or any such song.{{ref|ACOK|51}}}} - [[Ygritte]] and [[Jon Snow]]
  
==House of the Undying==
 
While in the [[House of the Undying]] in [[Qarth]], [[Daenerys Targaryen]] has a vision of a sweet-scented blue flower growing from a chink in a [[Wall|wall of ice]].{{ref|ACOK|48}} This could indicate [[Jon_Snow/Theories|Jon Snow's true parentage]] due to Lyanna's association with imagery of blue winter roses, and [[Jon Snow|Jon's]] service in the [[Night's Watch]] at [[The Wall]].
 
  
==Theon Greyjoy==
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{{quote|Now as it happened the winter roses had only then come into bloom, and no flower is so rare nor precious.{{ref|ACOK|51}}}} - [[Ygritte]] to [[Jon Snow]]
After [[capture of Winterfell|capturing Winterfell]], [[Theon Greyjoy]] dreams of the feast that Eddard Stark held for King [[Robert Baratheon]], except the feasters are all dead. Although he never met her, Theon thinks his vision of a slim, sad girl wearing a a crown of pale blue roses can only be Lyanna.{{ref|ACOK|56}}
 
  
 
==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==
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Revision as of 16:07, 30 March 2017

Blue roses

The winter rose is a pale blue flower the color of frost.[1] The rare rose is said to be the most beautiful of the flowers grown in the glass gardens of Winterfell.[2]

History

According to legend, Bael the Bard climbed the Wall, took the kingsroad, and entered Winterfell as a singer under the name Sygerrik of Skagos. There he sang until midnight for Lord Brandon Stark. Impressed by Bael's skills as a singer, Brandon asked him what he wanted as a reward. Bael answered by requesting the most beautiful flower blooming in Winterfell's gardens. As the blue winter roses were just blooming, Brandon agreed to offer him one. The following morning the single virgin daughter of the lord had disappeared. In her bed was the rose Bael had received from her father.[2]

Lyanna Stark loved the scent of blue winter roses.[1] During the tourney at Harrenhal, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen named Lyanna the queen of love and beauty instead of his wife, Elia Martell, giving Lyanna a garland of blue roses.[1][3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lyanna Stark with blue winter roses. © Marcos Feittosa

In a fever dream about the combat at the tower of joy, Eddard sees blue rose petals blowing across the sky.[4] In a later dream, the statue of Lyanna Stark in the crypt of Winterfell has a garland of pale blue roses.[5]

A Clash of Kings

While in the House of the Undying in Qarth, Daenerys Targaryen has a vision of a sweet-scented blue flower growing from a chink in a wall of ice.[6] This could indicate the true parentage of Jon Snow due to Lyanna's association with imagery of blue winter roses, and Jon's service in the Night's Watch at the Wall.

After capturing Winterfell, Theon Greyjoy dreams of the feast that Eddard held for King Robert I Baratheon, except the feasters are all dead. Although he never met her, Theon thinks his vision of a slim, sad girl wearing a a crown of pale blue roses can only be Lyanna.[7]

Quotes

As they came together in a rush of steel and shadow, he could hear Lyanna screaming. "Eddard!" she called. A storm of rose petals blew across a blood-streaked sky, as blue as the eyes of death.[4]

- dream of Eddard Stark


Ned remembered the moment when all the smiles died, when Prince Rhaegar Targaryen urged his horse past his own wife, the Dornish princess Elia Martell, to lay the queen of beauty's laurel in Lyanna's lap. He could see it still: a crown of winter roses, blue as frost. Ned Stark reached out his hand to grasp the flowery crown, but beneath the pale blue petals the thorns lay hidden. He felt them clawing at his skin, sharp and cruel, saw the slow trickle of blood run down his fingers, and woke, trembling, in the dark.[1]

- dream of Eddard Stark


Ygritte: And she never sung you the song o' the winter rose?
Jon: I never knew my mother. Or any such song.[2]

- Ygritte and Jon Snow


Now as it happened the winter roses had only then come into bloom, and no flower is so rare nor precious.[2]

- Ygritte to Jon Snow

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 51, Jon VI.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Fall of the Dragons: The Year of the False Spring.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 39, Eddard X.
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard XIII.
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 48, Daenerys IV.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 56, Theon V.