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Despite their great size and age, their lives pan out in much the same way that a living creature’s does: They have a beginning, a middle, and an end, and as such, the life of a mountain mimics our own — it is a life that carries the weight of being and anticipation of sadness that one day things will change.

For another poetic take on Earth’s cycles of life, see the breathtaking animationWhale Fall.

Whoa that Whale Fall animation is awesome. 

Also, The Mountain is Icelandic. Coincidence?

I think not!

The Mountain doesn't die though. They rebuilt him!

Game of Thrones reviving the mountain

So we have no idea what The Mountain will be like next year?

How can he possibly be WORSE?  He's already the stuff of (my) nightmares.  I wonder if his brother Sandor survives and what HE'LL be like.  I am hoping for an epic battle between the two.

House Clegane Sigil

I'm hoping they eventually make up and build a peaceful, enduring relationship.

Ok, that will never happen.

But I'm with you: I hope The Hound lives. 

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