Damn. I’ve just gotten the Lovecraft reference in Song of Ice and Fire. o_o
The Ironborn worship the Drowned God and say “What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.”
And Lovecraft wrote that Cthulhu slumbers beneath the waves, and that it is written in the Necronomicon “That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.”
Cthulhu-Vikings! Mind. Blown.
Well played, Martin. Well played.
Join me next week, when I figure out more obvious things years after the fact.*
*In my own defense, I actually haven’t read much Lovecraft. I find his writing painful. Picked up the Mythos from pop culture, mostly.