posted 04 October 2006 01:44 PM
Hi!Although that I am new to this site I believe I can help to find answer to this phrase.
Respect to all that people who tried to solve this riddle with the help of linguistics, but I found the answer while checking George R. R. Martins homepage. Here is link to page where I found it...web page
For those who are to lazy to check it out... There was a picture where man had tatooed phrase -Valar Morghulis- across his back. And this is what G. R. R. Martin replied
Good luck with that, D.J. If you ever meet a woman with "Valar Dohaeris" tattooed across her back, you'll know you've found your soulmate.
So basically that means that this phrase means "All women must die"
[originally posted by jDawg]: Ok, so Valar Morghulis means 'All Men Must Die', but there's a reply.. Valar Doeharis (sp). Do we know what that means? I can't recall, but I'm pretty sure we never told, or even heard of it until the end of aSoS.
Does anyone recall where else it was used, besides J'qen/Arya? I know I've heard it before.
No idea where it has been before, but in the Song of Ice and Fire series "Valar Morghulis" means "All mean must die.", and the other part "Valar Dohaeris" means "All men must serve."
Its just religious sounding version of "Nothing is certain, but death and taxes."
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posted 26 October 2009 03:15 AM
I read something that said "Valar Dohaeris" means all men must serve.
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