Imagined AI depiction of Miryem from "Spinning Silver" by Naomi Novik, encapsulating the essence of this iconic archetype of Protagonist in the narrative.
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Miryem is the daughter of a moneylender who attracts the attention of a cold creature with icy powers known as Staryk. She is portrayed as a strong-willed and determined character, taking control of her fate and getting involved in the dangerous world of the Staryk. Throughout the story, she demonstrates cunning and resilience as she navigates the complexities of her situation and deals with the consequences of her choices.


[“I was taken by Staryk once, from my mother and father’s house, and I went into a land where every hill was made of ice and every forest was made of ice and every river was a river of ice. I was not sorry to leave it. I do not care if he sells snow and makes bargains about chill winds for summer.”,”When the demon came at last, it was not from the forest, but from the Staryk town, walking through the village like a man. I have no doubt the villagers were then sorry they had not let me marry the Tsar.”,”I was asleep, and at the same time I was walking into the woods to meet my demon and marry him.”]


Miryem is described as having dark hair, clear eyes, and a determined expression.




Cunning, determination








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