Ever since seeing who the true Melisandre is, I’ve been developing a theory. I’m rushing to put most of the theory out there before either the theory is developed by the producers or someone puts this out there.
Ever since reading the Red Wedding scene in A Storm of Swords and finding out about Lady Stoneheart, I realized there are certain rules that do govern a somewhat lawless Westeros. All throughout the novels, there’s certain rules that most of the “good” characters follow. A few like Catelyn, actually believe there’s some morality tied to the rules, while others, like Cersei, just adhere to them from a social custom. Catelyn made this clear when she made sure Rob ate Walder Frey’s bread and salt. According to the old gods and the new, hospitality is paramount to keeping everyone from murdering each other in their sleep (so much for that, right?). Well, because Catelyn adheres to them from a moral standpoint, and has such a strong belief in them, I believe the gods she believes in, brought her back. So, what does this have to do with Melisandre?
After seeing Melisandre’s true appearance, it was as if puzzle pieces fell into place. If Catelyn was brought back by the Seven, couldn’t Melisandre also be somewhat supernatural? After all, look at all she’s done in the name of the red god, R’hllor. So, here’s my theory. What if Melisandre and Catelyn are the human embodiments of the Seven? Catelyn could be the Mother. Most of her motivations and actions were in the name of being the best mother she could. Melisandre would be the Crone. For obvious reasons. Either Brienne or John could be the Warrior. Arya or Jaqen H’ghar could be the Stranger. Which leaves the Maiden, the Smith, and the Father. I haven’t worked out yet who these figures could be, although there’s several characters who could fit each one.
What do you think? Am I crazy? Who do you think would fit the Seven?