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Who is Azor Ahai on Game of Thrones (GoT) ? The Prince That Was Promised! Is He/She Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen?

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The Azor Ahai, who is he/she (the prince/princess) promised in Game of Thrones? There have been a lot of mysteries, theories, and prophecies surrounding the name. And you know, there are many other mysterious things happening. But, the biggest of all has been the re-incarnated identity of Azor Ahai.

Who was Azor Ahai?

According to history and prophecies in Game of Thrones, Azor Ahai was born thousands of years ago. In that life, he saved the Seven Kingdoms from the Great Others aka White Walkers. He had a sword and used the same to kill wights and white walkers. That flaming sword is known as Light-bringer.

What about The Prince That Was Promised? Are he and Azor the same person?

It may be possible that the Prince (or Princess) that was promised and Azor Ahai are the same person. But, it’s entirely possible that it may not be. The state of confusing arises because AzorAhai used to be a real / actual person.

However, the followers of the Lord of Light believe that The Prince That Was Promised is coming to save the Seven Kingdoms. It’s a kind of prophecy. It may be possible that Azor Ahai may re-incarnate or already have been reincarnated into same other person this time around.

Both of them have a lot of common things. Accroding to prophercy, he or she will follow his footsteps to save the Seven Kingdoms with the help of Lightbringer. Until it is officially unveiled who is he, all depends on our interpretation of the data available.

Related: Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date.

What is Lightbringer?

Azor Ahai used a magical sword called Lightbringer to kill White Walkers. It used to burn things which even touched it and came handy while fighting an army of ice zombies. It is said that Lightbringer was forget after a huge undertaking. As the Game of Thrones season 8 approaches near, the Lightbringer’s usage will increase in fan theories.

According to the legend, Azor Ahai forged the sword working for 30 days and 30 nights. But, it got broke during the tempering process. Then, he had to start over to make a new one. He, then, spend 50 days and night to make it and tried to temper it in the heart of a lion. And it broke again. But, then the magic happened. He got successful in the third time.

Azor worked for 100 days and nights to make a new sword. Then, he drove it into the heart of his beloved wife Nissa Nissa. The process combined her soul and the sword. It made the sword magical.

Is Someone Going To Make A Magical Sword?

In the present time, we don’t know if the Game of Thrones Lightbringer is a real sword or just a metaphor. As we haven’t seen any such magical sword so far, the fans have started building metaphorial parallels in the show’s heroes. for example, Daenerys Targaryen lost her first battle on water and then, second at Casterly Rock aka Lion Sigil House Lannister’s heart.

Any Relation to the White Walkers?

Yes, if you believe in prophecies. According to it, The Prince That Was Promised will play a crucial role in defeating the White Walkers and the wights. Thus, it gets crucial to find who is the prince that was promised. Finding the person’s identity is important to everyone in the Seven Kingdoms.

What Are These Very Important Prophecies? What Do They Say Exactly?

The first one says the following:

“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.”

While, the second states the following:

“When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone.”

These prophecies provides the clues in determining which characters are the probable people who can lead Westeroes to victory against the army of the dead.

Who Are The Characters Fulfilling These Prophecies?

The top two contenders for the role are Jon Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen) and Daenerys Targaryen. Jon actually believes in the White Walkers and has dedicated his life in fighting them.

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Jon Snow vs Daenerys Targaryen

Dany fulfills the second prophecy perfectly. She sat in a fire with her dragon eggs, emerged from the smoke, and was reborn as the Mother of Dragons. However, Dany doesn’t love swords, so if Lightbringer is literally a sword, the first prophecy is going against her.

However, looking metaphorically, she has dragons who breathes fire and they burn anything and everything. So, it’s going to be one of them.

There is a lot from Jon too. He was literally reborn/resurrected when Melisandre brought him back from the dead. There is more which fits perfectly into the picture. For instance, Ned leaned Arthur Dayne’s blood-stained sword over his bed when Jon was born.

That sword is said to be made up from the ‘falling star.’ Some people believe it to be the bleeding star from the prophecy. Some argue that the ‘waking dragons out of stone’ refers not to literal dragons, but to Jon himself. He is a secret Targaryen and has to realize that he is a dragon and not a stony Stark.

There is one more plus point for Jon. It’s in the books and Melisandre says, “I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R’hllor shows me only Snow.” It’s a huge one and can be admitted.

However, there are many more theories which ranges from Jaime Lannister to Hot Pie. They are expected to be The Prince That Was Promised. But there is a huge possibility that it could be Jon or Daenerys.

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