Bloodraven: what’s the three-eyed raven’s secret plan?

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Who is the three-eyed raven, aka Brynden Rivers aka Bloodraven aka the three-eyed crow? Why did he fight his half-brothers in the Blackfyre rebellions? What are his connections to the old gods and Azor Ahai? What are his plans for Bran Stark and Jon Snow? Is he involved with Daenerys and Quaithe? Did he inspire the Euron Greyjoy’s eldritch apocalypse?

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Bloodraven art by Bella Bergolts: https://bellabergolts.deviantart.com/art/Bloodraven-519156664
Euron art by Ertaç Altınöz: https://ertacaltinoz.deviantart.com/art/Crow-s-Landing-577185490
Jon dream art by Guillem H. Pongiluppi: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RBdRA
Bloodraven art by Karen Petrasko: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/LJnyr
Bloodraven art by Marc Simonetti: https://marcsimonetti.deviantart.com/art/The-tree-eyed-one-SPOILER-312936593
Bloodraven art by Mike Hallstein: https://mike-hallstein.deviantart.com/art/Lord-Commander-Rivers-Beyond-the-Wall-Take-2-727541715
Bran dream art by SharksDen: https://sharksden.deviantart.com/art/Bran-s-Dream-246803337
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Euron art by zippo514: https://zippo514.deviantart.com/art/Kingsmoot-Euron-Greyjoy-375671055

Selected references and further reading:
http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/158319533893/with-so-much-imagery-of-ravens-eating-and-pulling
https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6jgd8u/spoilers_extended_bloodraven_shepherd_of_fate/
http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/117544-what-has-bloodraven-achieved/
http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/143836-the-crow-calls-the-raven-black-why-i-believe-blood-raven-is-not-the-three-eyed-crow-explained/
http://asoiafuniversity.tumblr.com/tagged/bloodraven

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