references and parallels

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“That’s not you” is a direct reference to what Arya herself said to her father when her father painted this picture for her of the life she could have as a lady of a castle and marrying some lord and wearing a nice frilly dress. Arya’s not domesticated, and it makes total sense that her wolf wouldn’t be either. Once the wolf walks away, at first she’s heartbroken to have come this close, and then she realizes the wolf is doing exactly what she would do if she were that wolf.”
D&D, for IGN

Oda Is A Scholar

So being a college student, I have to read my textbooks for my classes and some of you may know that I am studying Classical Archeology, cause I want to be an archaeologist. Anyways…I was going through my textbook (Greek Art and Archeology) and I found some damning evidence that Oda is quite the scholar.

Do you recognize a name? Right it’s Nefertiti, an Eygptian Queen! Who a certian princess named Vivi is named after!!!! So let me give you a quick summary of why Egyptians are showing up in Greek archeology; the Egyptians are like the smart, strong, influential, artistic senpais to the Greek. The Greek would often trade with Egypt, which lead to huge cultural exchange… Basically, the Greeks were like fangirls. Anyways lets move on; I’m getting deeper into the chapter, reading about figurines, frescoes, and pottery of the period I was reading about and I found this:

Alabastra seems familiar doesn’t it? So basically from what i’m connecting the fictional country of Alabasta is named after ointment containers in Ancient Greece.

So Alabasta and Vivi are a huge reference to the kinship that the ancient Greeks and Eygptians had during the Late Bronze Age (c. 1550 - 1100 BC), and this knowledge isn’t really common so Oda spends alot of time researching and incorporates alot of characteristics of a historal figure or thing (personality, what its for…etc) into characters and even countries!