Daenerys Might Be The Prince That Was Promised
The long-awaited Season 7 has been on our screens for two weeks now, and boy has it delivered.
Episode 2, entitled Stormborn, obviously prominently features the Mother of Dragons, as well as a startling realizating that the Azor Ahai prophecy may be more than it seemed.
Melisandre and Daenerys met for the first time in this episode, and it was quite a meeting.
The Azor Ahai prophecy that has been talked about for nearly the entire show was originally told in High Valyrian.
The prophecy tells that the Prince who was promised (the Azor Ahai) will bring the dawn, shedding light upon world.
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Dany's eldest brother, Rhaegar Targaryen, believed for a time that he was the Prince that was promised, until his son Aegon was born, at which time Rhaegar decided that the infant was the Azor Ahai.
It seems Rhaegar couldn't really make up his mind.
Either way, both Targaryens were killed in events that occurred before the show began, leading many to believe that another Targaryen is the Prince that was promised.
Since we found out about Jon's true parentage, he seemed to be the most likely candidate.
But last week we learned a little more about Melisandre's prophecy.
"The long night is coming," she told Daenerys. "Only the Prince who was promised can bring the dawn."
Daenerys dejectedly explains that she is not a prince, but Missandei being the talented translator that she is corrects her:
"Your Grace, forgive me. But your translation is not quite accurate. That noun has no gender in High Valyrian, so the proper translation for that prophecy would be the Prince or Princess who brings the dawn."
One wonders why Melisandre didn't do her research when it comes to the prophecy that she has based her entire life around, but it does mean that a female Targaryen could be Azor Ahai - and that female could be Daenerys.
Episode 3, The Queen's Justice, will air on Sunday, July 30.