"But what have I to prove? It should be you wrapped up in Zmey Gorinich’s coils, proving that you are not a monster, that you are worthy of me!”
“Have I not proven it? Have I not taken you out of your starving city and fed you, clothed you in fine things, taught you how to listen and how to speak, brought you to a place where you are a mistress, a tsarevna adored and worshipped, made love to, your skin dusted with jewels? Did I not dower myself? Did I not come to you on my knees with a kingdom in my hand?”
Only once before have I seen them from afar in waking life, but I know them and their names, for under them lies Khazad-dûm, the Dwarrowdelf, that is now called the Black Pit, Moria in the Elvish tongue.
Yonder stands Barazinbar, the Redhorn, cruel Caradhras; and beyond him are Silvertine and Cloudyhead: Celebdil the White, and Fanuidhol the Grey, that we call Zirak-zigil, and Bundushathûr
Shield of Achilles. Designed by John Flaxman, Created by Bridge and Rundell,1821. Apollo is depicted in the center, surrounded by stars and female figures representing the constellations. The outer relief shows scenes of humanity - a wedding, justice, herders defending their herds, harvest time, a siege, an ambush and a banquet. The shield was modeled on the legendary shield made for Achilles described in Homer’s Iliad. Perhaps this will help those suffering from Game of Thrones withdrawal.