Game of Thrones is a fandom full of theories, and as such there’s little in the fandom that hasn’t had a theory of its own. Now in the latest edition, a new theory seems to be bubbling up is not about one character, but about a place : Winterfell. The theory claims that Winterfell is infact, Lightbringer, the legendary sword of Azor Ahai!
Now, let’s face it, the whole Azor Ahai theory has been done to death. The Azor Ahai theory is about a prophecy which talks about The Prince That Was Promised, a warrior (who was most probably called Azor Ahai). He is said to have saved the world a long time ago, and the prophecy said that he will be resurrected to save the world again. He is said to have a sword called the Lightbringer, and apparently it could actually be a metaphor for Winterfell, according to the The Justin Thomas Show. Check out the video, below :
Now, the story behind Lightbringer is that Azor Ahai used it to defeat the Walkers a long time ago. He forged the sword himself and tempered it thrice before it worked. First he used water, and it broke. Next, he drove it through the heart of a Lion, and it broke again, and what finally worked was when he plunged it through the heart of his wife, Nissa Nissa.
Now, as we know, the White Walkers have crossed the Wall and are headed for Winterfell, and the theory implies that that might be the final destination. First of all, it points out how the names of the places in Westeros are often way too literal.Storm’s End stands in harsh weather, Hightower is literally a high tower, and thus Winterfell may be the place where winter fell, that is the place where the Walkers were defeated the last time.
The place also satisfies the metaphors. First it was attacked byTheon Greyjoy, who represents water, being an Iron Islander. Lightbringer broke when tempered with water, Winterfell broke when Theon took it and couldn’t hold it. Next attempt was made by theBoltons, on orders from Lannisters, hence the Lion metaphor fulfillment, and that eventually failed, too.
Now Jon holds Winterfell, and Daenerys will be with him, and while it’s debatable which one of them is Azor Ahai, and which one is Nissa Nissa, seems like one will have to kill the other for the one to defeat the Walkers.
Now, of course, the exact way in which Winterfell will be instrumental in beating the Walkers will be the key, so that is something we cannot work out as of yet. Either way, this theory does hold up well. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!