Mothers Day Going Medieval: Cat and Cersei

Posted: May 10, 2015 by patricksponaugle in Uncategorized

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I’m still on GoT blogging hiatus, but here’s a Game of Thrones Mother’s Day article I wrote for Dave and Holly of Comparative Geeks. (They’re the best, by the way.)

Comparative Geeks

Happy Mother’s Day to two mothers of kings: Catelyn Stark (née Tully) and Cersei Baratheon (née Lannister.)

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It would be relatively easy to compare these two powerfully political women by pointing out the similarities in Robb Stark and Joffrey Baratheon (and there are many) but this is a post about mothers, not sons.

The pair do share many similarities separate from whom their royal sons were.

  • Both were the eldest in their family, and both suffered the tragedy of their respective mothers dying during childbirth.
  • Both were married off as part of political alliances, and neither married the man they originally expected to.
  • Both of those marriages were initiated by Robert Baratheon’s rebellion (just one was at the start of the conflict, and one at the end.)
  • Both had to suffer the indignity of an acknowledged unfaithful husband. Ned Stark only claimed one illegitimate child, but he kept bastard Jon Snow close at…

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