iron to gold

Reasons I want more people to read Red Rising:

10% Because it’s an amazing series with amazing, well written characters and plot lines.

10% So I can discuss it with people without revealing spoilers.

80% So I can stop reblogging the same RR appreciation posts over and over.

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Book version moments (2/?) | Robb arrives at The Twins for Edmure and Roslin’s marriage

His mouth split in a toothless smile as he eyed Robb’s crown. “Some would say it’s a poor king who crowns himself with bronze, Your Grace.

Bronze and iron are stronger than gold and silver,” Robb answered. “The old Kings of Winter wore such a sword-crown.” ― Catelyn VI, A Storm of Swords.

A chiselled and gold-inlaid Persian battle axe (tabarzin), 18th/19th century Solid blade with semi-circular edge, chiselled on both sides in hunting relief and with gold-inlaid decoration. On the socket and hammer head an Arabic inscription chiselled in relief. Velvet covered wood haft with two octagonal, ornamental gold-inlaid iron mounts, suspension ring attached to the handle.

Viking Gold Bucket Pendant, 9th-11th Century AD

Pendants in the form of miniature buckets have been found in a number of pagan Anglo-Saxon and Viking contexts and are generally made of bronze or iron, with gold examples being rare; three gold examples were found with the hoard from Hoen, Norway. Bronze bucket amulets have been found at Driffield in Yorkshire, and Vimose bog in Denmark, among other places.

In form these represent wooden buckets bound with bronze or iron bands which have been found in Anglo-Saxon and Viking graves and are believed to have held mead or ale and were used to replenish the cups from which warriors drank. As amulets they probably represent the ecstatic power of alcoholic drink and the role of women as the dispensers of these precious beverages.