What Flag Is That 03.08.21

Not the best design for a flag, it was hard to find a 3 X 5 format

House Lannister. House Lannister is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. Their lands are in the far west of the continent. Their seat is Casterly Rock, a castle on a rocky promontory overlooking the Sunset Sea. It overlooks the thriving city of Lannisport and sits atop the most productive gold mine in the Westerlands. They are the wealthiest family in the realm. They once possessed a Valyrian steel sword called Brightroar, which was lost by King Tommen II Lannister.

The sigil for House Lannister is a golden lion rampant on a crimson background. The official motto is “Hear Me Roar.” The unofficial motto that reoccurs many times in the books is “A Lannister Always Pays His Debts.”

The Lannisters, like all of George RR Martin’s families have a long ‘colorful’ history. I find it fascinating the reasons why a person comes to have a favorite character in a work of fiction. The Lannisters immediate family contains my choice.

The father, not a nice man or good role model, Tywin Lannister. The twins, and boyhowdy do they love each other, Jaime and Cersei, the youngest sibling, Tyrion.

The father, Tywin hates his son Tyrion because his wife, Joanna, died giving birth to their son. Tyrion is born with a form of dwarfism and is a ‘little person’. I found Tyrion one of the most engaging and likable characters I have ever experienced in a novel. He is far from perfect and does some awful things, but he sure is interesting.

“My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much, Jon Snow.”
“It all goes back and back. To our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance on in our steads.”
Varys: Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.

Tyrion: So power is a mummer‘s trick?

Varys: A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.
“I am malformed, scarred, and small, but… abed, when the candles are blown out, I am made no worse than other men. In the dark, I am the Knight of Flowers. I am generous. Loyal to those who are loyal to me. I’ve proven I’m no craven. And I am cleverer than most, surely wits count for something. I can even be kind. Kindness is not a habit with us Lannisters, I fear, but I know I have some somewhere. I could be… I could be good to you.”

A flawed, unlikely hero: Tyrion Lannister. (And Peter Dinklage was the finest actor in the entire cast of hundreds on the TV version.)

A flag from a work of fiction.

One response to “What Flag Is That 03.08.21”

  1. Denise Flanders Avatar
    Denise Flanders

    Good one. But I think you meant “he sure is interesting” not “share is interesting.”



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