The imagery of Brienne of Tarth (Maiden) and the Lion (Jaime Lannister) was inspired by the Strength card in the traditional Rider-Waite tarot card deck.
I’ve posted another version which is more tarot card-like in my deviantart gallery (With a better look at the details as a whole than Tumblr will allow):
"It was intentional that we would begin the episode with the loss of one Stark sword, and what Tywin thinks is the death of the Stark line and legacy, and end it with finding another Stark sword, and kind of implied rebirth of that Stark ability to act in the world through Arya.” - D.B. Weiss
day one: favourite minor character ✹ ellaria sand
→ The Dance of the Dragons meme: Two Locations or Objects: The Valyrian steel blade Dark Sister. 2/2. (x)
GAME OF THRONES SEASON 4 CHALLENGE
DAY 1: Favorite Minor Character → Oberyn Martell"People everywhere have their differences. In some places, the highborn frown upon those of low birth. In other places, the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful."
game of thrones season 4 challenge — day 4: favourite location
game of thrones s4 challenge
day three: favourite relationship in s4 → brienne and podrick
got s4 challenge | day 4 | favourite location ↣ the three eyed raven`s heart tree
day 4 - favourite location in s4
∟ King’s Landing
Game of Thrones Season 4 One Week Challenge
↳ Day 5: Favourite relationship - Jaime & Tyrion
Robb took them all the way down to the end, past Grandfather and Brandon and Lyanna, to show them their own tombs. Sansa kept looking at the stubby little candle, anxious that it might go out. Old Nan had told her there were spiders down here, and rats as big as dogs. Robb smiled when she said that. “There are worse things than spiders and rats,” he whispered. “This is where the dead walk.” That was when they heard the sound, low and deep and shivery. Baby Bran had clutched at Arya’s hand. When the spirit stepped out of the open tomb, pale white and moaning for blood, Sansa ran shrieking for the stairs, and Bran wrapped himself around Robb’s leg, sobbing. Arya stood her ground and gave the spirit a punch. It was only Jon, covered with flour. “You stupid,” she told him, “you scared the baby,” but Jon and Robb just laughed and laughed, and pretty soon Bran and Arya were laughing too.
The memory made Arya smile, and after that the darkness held no more terrors for her. […] She was going home. Everything would be better once she was home again, safe behind Winterfell’s grey granite walls.
The world was on fire and no one could save me but you.