ToG Theory: Goddesses, Valg, and Witches

Okay, everyone, buckle in, because I’ve been working on this theory all day and it’s gonna get hairy. This theory for the Throne of Glass series is based on information revealed in Empire of Storms, so there will be spoilers ahead. 

Disclaimer: A lot of this comes from my extensive background in folklore and mythology. I’m currently pursuing a Ph.D in Comparative Literature and Folklore, and I specialize in fairy tales and gender in myth and folklore. Also, as a writer of fantasy myself, I’m familiar with some of the ways Sarah J. Maas may have used myth and religion to influence her books. Not everything is going to be a one-to-one relationship–it can’t be without the author tying her own hands. But I believe there is enough similarity to argue this theory. Now, all that said, I may not be right–in fact, there’s just as much chance I’m wrong. No amount of education gives me the ability to read SJM’s mind. I’m also happy to argue points–if there’s something in canon I’m missing, please point it out! I’m not perfect and neither is this theory. But I’m hoping it can help tie some of SJM’s many plot points together. I have tried to provide source links where I can (mostly to Wikipedia articles or other easily accessible websites), though some things about the Triple Goddess and other points come from my background. Also, a huge thanks to @king-havilliard​, @her-misplaced-wings​, @fireheartandiceprince​, and @elenalanstova-morozova​ for helping me work through major points of this theory and contributing huge chunks of it. Couldn’t have done it without you guys! 

Abstract: The original Three Fae Sister-Queens, or the Triple Goddess, was in fact Mala, Mora, and Mab. They are goddesses from another realm who became trapped in Erilea during the Valg Wars. But they were not the only goddesses to become trapped. Another goddess, this one a goddess and mother of the Valg, was also trapped, and has been working ever since to wield the Wyrdkeys and bring the rest of her children to Erilea to finish what she started. This goddess is Maeve. This will be broken into several parts. Part Two is here. Let’s get going on Part One!

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The Cat Came Back: A More Than Mythical History – Part I

Cats have been on the human scene for 9,000 years.  We came out of the caves, and they were there with us. Cats weave their way throughout global mythology in one form or another—as gods, demons, protectors, dangerous foes, companions, magical creatures, and players in creation legends. Guest author Gerald Hausman questions why cats have such a grand cultural coverage?  

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I. eupheme has perfected the art of screaming at the void.

II. she’s hurling curses at urania; every movement is a victory, because she is still alive, they haven’t snuffed out her soul yet. she’s burned up all her cigarettes with a can of deoderant and a zippo. 

III. eupheme throws her hands up and an entire army follows. she has taught them how to scream like her mother has taught her. 

IV. GODS CAN NEVER DIE and she found out the hard way.

V. BUT IF I CAN NEVER DIE, she screams, I WILL DESTROY THE ACHE UNDER MY SKIN AND I WILL DEVOUR EVERYONE WHO EVER HURT ME.
—  euphoria, eupheme - a. CLAW - inspired by @asteriaria
The Cat Came Back: A More Than Magical History – Part II

In part II Guest Author Gerald Hausman examines how feline legends turned dark, and society feared cats. Cats weave their way throughout global mythology in one form or another—as gods, demons, protectors, dangerous foes, companions, magical creatures, and players in creation legends.

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A Man Called Winter, Epilogue

TITLE: A Man Called Winter, a Hades and Persephone retelling

CHAPTER NUMBER: Part IV of IV.

RATING: M (mature), sexual content, canon typical violence, questionable gore.

WORDS: 16,000 of 16,000

NOTES: Written as a part of the @reylofanfictionanthology​.

Any feedback or comments are extremely welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it! Drop me a message/ask/whatever! 

Part I | Part II | Part III


Epilogue

Rey’s second flight was easier. She knew the controls well enough this time to dock in the Underground bay almost unnoticed. But they did notice her. When she walked down the ramp to the sterile cold of the bay, every head, helmeted or not, turned in her direction. Some with more tact turned away quickly, but most watched her as she strode confidently past. She deserved as much. For as much trouble as Kylo Ren had caused the Resistance, she was sure the Underground suffered tenfold.

She went to his rooms first, then the training arena, and her old quarters. She half supposed she wouldn’t find him in any of these places, and she was correct.

So she walked to the garden.

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M Y T H S: Dike

DIKE (Dicé) was the goddess of justice, fair judgements and the rights established by custom and law. She was one of the three Horai (Horae), goddesses of the seasons, and keepers of the gates of heaven. Her sisters were Eunomia (Good Order) and Eirene (Peace). Like her siblings, she probably also represented an aspect of springtime growth. [x]

AYYYYYYY SO BASICALLY YOU’RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHO AND WHAT THIS IS FOR RIGHT????? (No you’re not)

WELL ALLOW ME TO ANSWER (this is pointless)

So in school rn, in English class we’re reading a book on mythology and we were broken into groups and were assigned to like create our own god/goddess?? AND ME, @kryyptonian AND OUR OTHER FRIEND WERE HYPED BECAUSE fanfictions and darn OCs BUT

Yeah, this is who we made– Chromo, the god of color. His symbol is a rainbow :DD

Oh also we lowkey decided he should be bi so yeah what’s good

And we go to a catholic all girls’ school so that’s also a thing haha

But hope you like it anyways!! ^^