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Monday, June 6, 2016

The Dragons of "The Huntsman: Winter's War"

Freya's winter palace in "The Huntsman: Winter's War" sports some notable dragon imagery. The first thing the casual visitor will notice is the asian-style entry gates into the courtyard (like those behind me at Disney's Epcot Center in Florida). Extending outward from the top of each bent beam is the carved head of a dragon. The dragon lover would feel right at home there, if it were not so cold, and Freya was a more loving person. 

If you look closely, you can see a dragon poking out of the roof of the winter palace in the courtyard where Freya's army performs their weapons play. (It's right above the man on the left). This dragon is one of many that protrudes from the corners of buildings, and overlooks the alleys between buildings. You'll find dragons guarding every area of Freya's stronghold. But she's best protected when sitting on her throne.

Even if Freya could not create walls of ice around herself, or hurl lethal darts of ice at her attackers, she is amply protected by the dragons who adorn her throne. She revels in their presence, and rests her hands atop them when she sits in her seat of power. 

When you are surrounded by dragons like Freya is, you have nothing to fear. Well, except for the power of love...

Dragon Dave

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