Talk: Ice Dragon (constellation)

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-A Clash of Kings (Bran): “Osha,” Bran asked as they crossed the yard. “Do you know the way north? To the Wall and... and even past?” “The way’s easy. Look for the Ice dragon, and chase the blue star in the rider’s eye.”

-A Storm of Swords (Bran): When they lost their way, as happened once or twice, they need only wait for a clear cold night when the clouds did not intrude, and look up in the sky for the Ice dragon. The blue star in the dragon’s eye pointed the way north, as Osha told him once.

This makes me wonder whether the 'blue eye' is the rider's or the dragon's! What do you think of it?

Additionally, in A Dance with Dragons (Jon) the Ice Dragon is mentioned as a subject of Old Nan's tales:

-The wind was gusting, cold as the breath of the ice dragon in the tales Old Nan had told when Jon was a boy.

-The road beneath the Wall was as dark and cold as the belly of an ice dragon and as twisty as a serpent.

-The snowfall was light today, a thin scattering of flakes dancing in the air, but the wind was blowing from the east along the Wall, cold as the breath of the ice dragon in the tales Old Nan used to tell.

What exactly should be said on this page about the Ice Dragon in Old Nan's stories?

  • The text "rider's eye" implies that there are stars that lay out the shape of someone riding the dragon.
    • Do "chase" and "pointed" mean that the star is at celestial due north, like Polaris is in our sky? If so, what is known of the effect over time of precession in the sky of the world of these stories? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 16:06, 23 May 2021 (UTC)