Have We Been Wrong About This GoT Prophecy All Along?
The Azor Ahai prophecy has been a recurring theme in Game of Thrones, an undercurrent that leads to a lot of the show's death and destruction.
While Melisandre's theories about the Prince(ss) who was promised and Azor Ahai have caused a flurry of speculation in Westeros and among the show's audience, a new theory is slowly sneaking its way into the public eye.
What if the Prince that was Promised prophecy and the Azor Ahai prophecy actually pertain to two different people?
Redditor SamwiseDaGude1 broke it down earlier today; we're going to take a deeper look here:
First and foremost, Azor Ahai and the Prince who was Promised are never in the books referred to as the same thing. While in the show Melisandre seems to use the name interchangeably, it is never stated that the Prince who was Promised actually is Azor Ahai.
The two saviors also derive from two separate religions - the PTWP originating from the Valyrian religion, and Azor Ahai from the religion of R'Hllor. While this could be two different interpretations of the same messiah, it's not impossible that they are referring to different people.
It seems almost too obvious that Dany is the Princess who was Promised (born amidst smoke, three dragons, the red shooting star), but it is stated explicitly that Azor Ahai is a male (no gender-neutral translations here, sorry folks).
If this is true, and the prophecies refer to two different people, could Dany and Jon be the Princess who was Promised and Azor Ahai? What a power couple, am I right?
Azor Ahai is said to be a reincarnation, literally coming back from the dead. (Who else do we know who recently came back from the dead?)
If this is true, and we really have been looking at the prophecy(s) incorrectly all this time, the coming season may hold more surprises than we thought.