Harry Potter Etymology | Parvati Patil
PARVATI: Parvati is a Hindu goddess married to the Hindu god, Shiva the Destroyer. She gave birth to a baby boy named Ganesh, whom Shiva beheaded, but replaced the old head with an elephant head after Parvati reamed him out. Sister of the Goddess of the Ganges, Padma. There was a character named “Parvati the Witch” in Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children, in which the names “Padma” and “Patil” were also significant. Parvati means “daughter of the mountain.”
PATIL: Is its own surname and is quite common in the state of Maharashtra in India. It is pronounced “PAH-till” and is
But when I was doing the scene, [director] Alex Graves said “When you say that last line, ‘I can be your family,’ say it like ‘I love you.’” And that’s the take that they used. (x)
Harry Potter Etymology | Cho Chang
CHO CHANG: Cho is Japanese for “butterfly” and in Chinese means “autumn.” Chang is Chinese for “free” or “unhindered.” In Chinese, “chou chang” means “melancholy.”
favourite asoiaf characters; Cersei Lannister.
“I am a lioness. I will not cringe for them”.
“Clever bird, clever man, clever clever fool,” said Patchface, jangling. “Oh, clever clever clever fool.” He began to sing. “The shadows come to dance, my lord, dance my lord, dance my lord,” he sang, hopping from one foot to the other and back again. “The shadows come to stay, my lord, stay my lord, stay my lord. ” He jerked his head with each word, the bells in his antlers sending up a clangor. The white raven screamed and went flapping away to perch on the iron railing of the rookery stairs. Shireen seemed to grow smaller. “He sings that all the time. I told him to stop but he won’t. It makes me scared. Make him stop.”
The wolves will come again.
Favorite ASOIAF Locations: The Nightfort —>
Twice as old as Castle Black, the Nightfort was one of the greatest castles belonging to the Night’s Watch. Abandoned two hundred years before the War of the Five Kings, it is now in ruins. It is the only watch castle to have stairs built directly into the ice of the Wall. It features heavily in Old Nan’s stories, which include the Rat Cook, the Seventy Nine Sentinels, Mad Axe, and hellhounds witnessed by Symeon Star-Eyes. A secret staircase hidden inside a dark well within the Nightfort leads to the Black Gate, an ancient door with a weirwood face, which will only open for a sworn brother of the Night’s Watch. Samwell Tarly opens this gate for Bran Stark and his friends, enabling them to pass beneath the Wall and truly begin their journey to the Three-Eyed Crow.
Winter is coming ♜
“What the hell do you know about being a bastard?”