Valar morghulis@Ursa it is a rather long post.
There are some very interesting posts, the one thing i don't quite follow though is the endgame that comes with the books being a mirrot of norse mythology. I don't know much about Norse mythology but doesn't virtually everybody die, before the world is made anew. The endgame (or at least what i think is the endgame of ragnarok) is just a tad too drastic too fit for me.
Muspelheim would be Valyria. Think about the way it is in the time of the books.The Land of Always Winter sounds like Niflheim to me, and I speculate that there is a firey equivalent in the south of the world, probably either 'The Shadow' or the continent Ulthos which we know nothing about except that it's there in the map book. Just another possible parallel... I could believe GRRM is doing his own version of Ragnarok (I certainly think things are about to get apocalyptic) but not just a kind of 1:1 retelling like this.
In that link you posted it says Vidarr is one of the few gods who survives Ragnarok. because of this, I say it's probably not Tommen...Vidarr - Tommen Baratheon [I don't know. Maybe I guess.]
That's a possibility, but it doesn't quite fit what I'm thinking - first of all it's almost slap bang in the middle of the known world, rather than at the far south (though I suppose from a Westeros perspective it is), also it's a relatively recent development rather than a kind of elemental force that makes the world. But it could be, who really knows what is going on with this world?Muspelheim would be Valyria. Think about the way it is in the time of the books.
In an interview a while back, you mentioned the War of the Roses as a historical starting point from which you soon went off in very different directions.
If I was going to do something with a medieval flavor, I wanted to know as much about the medieval period as I could to try to capture that with a little verisimilitude, so I read a lot of history. I’d read history anyway, because I love it. I’d read about the Wars of the Roses, the Hundred Years War, the Crusades– they were all grist for the mill, probably the Wars of the Roses and the Hundred Years War more than anything else. Some fans have taken that too far and have looked for exact parallels to the Wars of the Roses, to say this character is actually Edward IV and this character is Richard III but none of that really holds up. My characters, while they may be inspired in one facet or another, are not actual historical characters under other names. I prefer to do something other than that.