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Hey, everyone! It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! This week, it’s all about the love! Whether you love a character, book, or series, you can talk about it on this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. My Top Ten is about Granny Weatherwax and how much I love the character. So without further ado, the reasons I love Granny Weatherwax:
1. She doesn’t tolerate being called mother when she isn’t one
Granny Weatherwax is proof that someone doesn’t necessarily have to be a mother in order to have a vital role within the Discworld’s society.She’s only Granny Weatherwax to a few, including the reader… To most, it’s Mistress Weatherwax.
2. She actually wishes she looked more like a witch
Granny Weatherwax cares about her appearance in the sense that she would really like to have none of her teeth and a few more warts to look more like a witch. 😉
3. Her words
Granny Weatherwax has some of the best lines in the Witches series of the Discworld. I remember, in Witches Abroad, when Mrs. Gogol said to her, ” I don’t want to hurt you, Mistress Weatherwax,” and she answers, ” I don’t want you to hurt me either.” Other than those funny sayings, she’s portrayed as really wise.
4. Granny Weatherwax is the most highly regarded leaders the witches don’t have ! 😉
She shows you that you don’t have to be super sociable to be a respected leader; you just have to be the best in your field and want others to strive for the same.
5. Her relationship with Nanny Ogg
Esmeralda Weaherwax and Gytha Ogg make one of the best femships I’ve ever seen, They compliment each other completely, and understand one another after a long time of friendship.
6. Her relationship with Tiffany Aching
Out of all Granny Weatherwax’s relationships with her mentees, the one I like the best is between her and Tiffany Aching. With Eskarina, you knew that Granny Weatherwax was kind of new to the mentor gig, being awkward with the eight year old and all. And then there’s Magrat’s relationship with her, which seems a bit antagonistic at times… But with Tiffany, they just click, understand and respect each other immediately.
7. The names given to her by the dwarves and the trolls
They just make me laugh! “Go around the other side of the mountain” and “She who must be avoided” are the names given to her (in translation) by the dwarves and trolls. Which just goes to show what kind of reputation she’s built! 😀
8. Her meddling
Known meddlers, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg will go around helping people and causing trouble, sometimes in that order and at other times, in the reverse… 😛
9. Her broomstick
That piece of… equipment is legendary throughout the Discworld as being one of the most oldest brooms in existence. Hence, it doesn’t work as efficiently as a flying broomstick should…
10. Magic versus “headology”
Granny Weatherwax rarely relies on magic. Rather, she uses “headology” in most cases ( which is basically psychology), like tricking a person to believe he’s a frog rather than turn that person into a frog (which sounds way more comical 😉 ).
So that’s my Top Ten! Hope you enjoyed reading it! Are there any characters or books that you’re mentioning in your Top Ten Tuesday? I’d love hear about them in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day!