Prophecies are often misleading and can be very dangerous. Nevertheless they have always been an interesting and mysterious part in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” and it’s tv adaptation “Game of thrones”. Although the show didn’t quite adopt all the prophecies from it’s source due to the limited time, but still it managed to adopt some of the major prophecies.
The one prophecy that has had fans from both the books and the tv show debating for years is called the prophecy of “Azor Ahai” or as the show goes with it “The Prince that was promised”. Azor Ahai was a legendary hero who defeated the darkness force with his flaming sword called “Lightbringer” which he made when he drove his sword into the living heart of his wife “Nissa Nissa” ages ago. According to the prophecy, in ancient books of Asshai from over 5 thousands years ago the hero will be reborn after a long summer to once again stand against the force of darkness.
“There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.”
There has been a long debate by fans on who’s the identity of the Azor Ahai. Even characters from the story itself are confused by the identity of Azor Ahai. Such as Melisandre (the red woman). At first she was convinced that Stannis was the prince that was promised, by the time she realized that she was wrong sadly it was too late for Stannis and the little Princess Shireen. Anyway after resurrecting Jon Snow, Melisandre thought Jon is the one. Later in the series, after Melisandre realized prophecies are dangerous and could be misleading, she chose to be more cautious and came to believe that both Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen have parts to play in this prophecy.
Everyone including the fans and even some characters in the story came to conclusion that the Night King and the army of the dead are the darkness force that needed to be stopped by Azor Ahai. This was all before the 8th season of the Game of thrones aired. When the third episode of the 8th season that was called “The Long Night” aired, Given the fact that the Night King was defeated and killed by Arya Stark most people gave up on the Prophecy of Azor Ahai as there was no sign of it in that episode and thought that the show runners have decided to go no further with that prophecy. But the 5th episode of the 8th season gave us some interesting information that indicates the Azor Ahai prophecy isn’t dead after all and we will eventually see it come true.
In fact most of us were always right on guessing who is the prince that was promised. Yes it is none other that Jon Snow! and his Nissa Nissa ? Daenerys Targaryen.
We were looking in the wrong direction all along, Night King was never the darkness that needed to be put down. After the latest episode of Game of thrones it is now clear that queen Daenerys officially has lost her mind and became the mad queen by mass murdering hundreds of thousands innocent people. Based on Jon Snow’s morals and values there is no scenario that he could forgive Daenerys for what she did. He definitely now sees her as a threat to all mankind and will most likely kill her to prevent any further damage to the innocent people.
Daenerys’s death has been foreshadowed long ago in season 2 when she went to the house of undying to save her dragons. She had a vision of herself walking into the destroyed throne room covered in ashes. As she walked towards the iron throne, before she could touch it she heard the voice of her dragons and left the throne room and went to the north of the wall through the castle black’s gate only to find her late husband (Drogo) and her never born child (Rhaego) in a Dothraki tent.
Now we’ve seen the Red Keep destroyed by Daenerys and Drogon in episode 5 of the season 8 And based on her vision she’s not going to sit on the throne and will die.
Now put the parts of the puzzle together, Jon saves the people by killing the love of his life and becoming the Azor Ahai, Daenerys dying and going to her family on the other side of life. It all makes sense now, this way both prophecies are coming true and as George R.R. Martin said we will get a Bittersweet ending.
This article is written by Mimze.
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