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Who is Wolf?

Discussion in 'David Eddings' started by oneortwo, Jun 17, 2006.

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    oneortwo

    oneortwo New Member

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    In the end of Polgara the Sorceress, there are quite some hints about Wolf being more then just a simple Wolf. Any one care to try and shed some light at that?
     
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    Alexa

    Alexa traveller space dreamer

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    Poledra saved his life and then Ce'Nedra spoiled him a lot. He couldn't be just a simple Wolf, when he had the chance to be surrounded by the others during the travel in Malloree.
     
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    floaty lady

    floaty lady New Member

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    He is really a child, (i thin that he is Ce nedra's son) but all is revealed later in the books.

    lyn
     
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    Alexa

    Alexa traveller space dreamer

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    Ce'Nedra son's name is Geran. Wolf cannot be her son. :p
     
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    The Ace

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    Don't blame me, I voted, "Yes."
    Maybe he is just an abandoned cub rescued by Poledra, He and Geran seemto get on very well.
     
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    Alexa

    Alexa traveller space dreamer

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    And with Ce'Nedra, too ? Remember he used to keep her warm ?
     
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    Kynsilaukka

    Kynsilaukka Member

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    I think he's just a wolf.

    Through the series, wolves are portrayed as human intelligent creatures (when Belgarath and Garion talk to them etc.) so I think there doesn't have to be an explanation why this pup is intelligent, too. He's just adapted a bit to the human company, been spoilt in a good way.
     
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    The Ace

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    Don't blame me, I voted, "Yes."
    Belgarath and Garion can speak to wolves because they can assume that form. Poledra was born a wolf but when she found that Belgarath wasn't interested (She had learned to shape-change by watching him) she turned herself into a woman and married him. Wolf is just a wolf, although Geran is making a determined effort to turn him into a dog.
     
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    Amdillae Culmet

    Amdillae Culmet New Member

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    I personally find the bigger problem with Wolf is how Geran learnt to speak the language. As far as I could tell Garion and Belgarath only learn to speak wolf when in wolf form. It semmed to me that it was not something that could be taught.
     
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    keeron_man_boy

    keeron_man_boy Active Member

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    nope...

    garion was talking to poledra when her and wolf came into the picture..

    garion also asked who was wolf and poledra replied that it was a stray she found
     
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    Rosemary

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    I was always under the impression that 'The Wolf' was Polgara's nickname for Belgarath, particularly in the book "Polgara the Sorceress'...
     
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    keeron_man_boy

    keeron_man_boy Active Member

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    belgarath is 'old wolf'
     
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    Koopa

    Koopa Old KiwiBird

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    Well dogs are domesticated wolfs through the ages, so maybe wolf will be the start of dogs in that world
     
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    fiveten

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    wolf represents the new purpose of the universe
     
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    SmoothasSilk

    SmoothasSilk Potions Mistress

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    I think that sums it up, although aren't dogs mentioned previously in the books?
     
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    keeron_man_boy

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    i think so too...

    i remember a pig as a pet... lmfao
     
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    unique_dragonfly

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    Ok, maybe I am stretching a bit here, but I think maybe wolf is the "purpose" that gave Garion instructions. Maybe a portion of the awareness stuck around to see how things would work out, or maybe it ia Auldur. But I don't think that he is "just" a wolf
     
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    Greebo-Is-The-Best

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    Dogs already exist :p look at "urvon's hounds" which is basically enlarged doggies!

    And if remember correctly Ce"Nedra said "Every young boy should have a dog"

    I really doubt she meant a wolf :p
     
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    Abbot

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    Ok I think Wolf is like a new follower of Aldur just not of age yet, I mean Poledra started off as a wolf and she was Aldurs follower from the begining, remember she was "the Woman that watches".

    On the same note Who exactly is horse? I know hes connected to Eriond but it doesnt really mention hes purpose just that hes special cause he was brought back from death from garion.
     
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    Talysia

    Talysia Lady of Autumn

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    I think Horse doesn't have an identity short of being the semi-divine horse that Eriond rides/is companion to. Perhaps his purpose is to help Eriond travel the world very quickly to keep an eye on things (although he is divine, so why he would need a horse is another matter). It was part of the Prophecy, too, I think, as the voice inside Garion's mind said Done when Horse and Eriond met for the first time. Either that or they just became such good friends that he couldn't bear to part with him.

    As for who Wolf is, well, that could be a future story. As it stands, I don't see the young wolf as anything other than a normal wolf, but as you say, Poledra did start out that way...:)
     
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