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Will the Valonqar prophecy play out in Game of Thrones Season 8?

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Will the Valonqar prophecy play out in Game of Thrones Season 8

In our last post, we discussed the much-hyped Cleganebowl Theory and its possibility in the final season of Game of Thrones. The same is the case with the Valonqar Prophecy which foreshadows Cersei Lannister’s death at the hands of the Valonqar, which in High Valyrian translates to ‘little brother’. Read on as we explore the possibilities of it happening in the final season and who will possibly play the part.

The Prophecy:

#Maggy’s prophecy in the TV series:

The opening scene for the Fifth Season follows a younger Cersei and her friend Melara paying a visit to a woods witch in Lannisport. She wakes up the witch – Maggy the Frog and asks her about her fortune. Maggy asks for a taste of Cersei’s blood and allows her to ask three questions.

“I’ve been promised to the prince (Rhaegar Targaryen). When will we marry?”

You’ll never wed the prince. You will wed the king (Robert Baratheon),” replies Maggy.

“But, I will be queen.”

“Oh yes. You’ll be Queen for a time…then, comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.”

“Will the king and I have children?”

“No. The king will have twenty children and you will have three…”

 “That doesn’t make sense…”

“Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds,” ends Maggy with an evil laughter.

The woods witch clearly answers all the questions Cersei asks her by saying she’ll never marry Rhaegar Targaryen but the King – Robert Baratheon. She’ll be the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms for a time until she is usurped by a younger and more beautiful one. Cersei believes them to be either Sansa Stark or Margaery Tyrell. She also gets a clear view of the only three children she’ll have (except for the one yet to come) and their fates. But, the show missed out an important part of the prophecy described in the books, perhaps deliberately.

#Maggy’s prophecy in the books:

Will the Valonqar prophecy play out in Game of Thrones Season 8

In the books, Cersei enters Maggy’s tent with two of her friends – Melara Hetherspoon and Jeyne Farman. Maggy allows her to ask the three questions to which she replies in a similar except she gives her the Valonqar prophecy. She ends by saying:

“And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”

Cersei’s friend – Melara too, in desperation, asks her if she’ll marry Jaime Lannister. To this, Maggy replies:

“Not Jaime, nor any other man, Worms will have your maidenhead. Your death is here tonight, little one. Can you smell her breath? She is very close.”

It is believed by some fans that Cersei likely killed Melara after finding out that she loved her brother Jaime. So, far in the TV series, we’ve seen that most of Maggy’s prophecies for Cersei have come true. All her children are dead too.

Who is the Valonqar?

“Valonqar” in High Valyrian means little brother. But, can it be a genderless noun in the language just like the noun for the prince/princess in the Azor Ahai prophecy, pointed out by Missandei in the episode ‘Stormborn’? Let’s have a look at Maggy’s words once again.

“…the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”

The prophecy clearly says that Cersei‘s death is destined at the hands of the Valonqar, who is definitely a male – ‘his’ clearly hints at this. In the books, Cersei believes that the Valonqar in the prophecy refers to her brother Tyrion and hates him for that. The same can be said for the TV series as well.

Will the Valonqar prophecy play out in Game of Thrones Season 8

But, could the Valonqar refer to someone else. We’ve got a few others, who can have a hand in orchestrating Cersei’s death in the final season:

#Jaime Lannister:

Will the Valonqar prophecy play out in Game of Thrones Season 8

There was a time when Jaime could do anything for his sister – we’ve seen that in the ending scene of the pilot episode. But, over the years he has gained some honor. Though he blindly supported his sister in the first half of the last season, he abandoned her to honor the pledge he made to Daenerys and Jon Snow. We also know why he killed the Mad King and gained the infamous title of Kingslayer? And, since Cersei has lately turned into the Mad Queen herself, it can be assumed that Jaime will be the one put an end to her tyranny.

#Euron Greyjoy:

Will the Valonqar prophecy play out in Game of Thrones Season 8

Euron Greyjoy met Cersei for a potential alliance with House Lannister in the first episode of Season Seven. He offered her his entire naval army only in exchange for an alliance of marriage which Cersei hasn’t approved of yet. But, the way he proposed to her can be a possible hint towards him being the potential Valonqar. He said:

“Ever since I was a little boy I wanted to grow up and marry the most beautiful woman in the world. So, here I am with a thousand ship and two good hands.”

Euron has done evil deeds in the past. He killed his own brother – Balon Greyjoy, and it is entirely possible for him to do the same with Cersei using his ‘two good hands.’

#Cersei’s unborn child:

Will the Valonqar prophecy play out in Game of Thrones Season 8

Cersei has gone too far in the power game that even Jaime doesn’t matter to her anymore. She was ready to have him killed by the Mountain; despite he was the one she had got by her side. She told him “There’s one more yet to come.” But, who knows maybe, Cersei will die because of a miscarriage and the unborn one would be the ultimate demise of her. S/he may be the one fulfilling the Valonqar prophecy as s/he is the youngest of all of Cersei’s children.

#Arya Stark:

Will the Valonqar prophecy play out in Game of Thrones Season 8

Arya Stark’s name may sound irrelevant in this list but, we all know that she’s a trained faceless assassin, who can take on anyone’s face and identity. We all saw how she took on the face of Walder Frey in the opening scene of the seventh season and wiped out the entire House Frey. Besides, Cersei Lannister is one of the last persons present on her kill-list. It is highly possible that Arya would wear a face and assassinate Cersei finally taking her off her list and ultimately fulfilling the Valonqar prophecy and her story arc.

Is the Valonqar prophecy still relevant?

Seeing the current events and the upcoming Great War, the Valonqar prophecy for the demise of Cersei may seem a bit vague and a smaller concern. The war between the Living and the Dead holds the uttermost importance. Game of Thrones has walked past the political drama over the years but, yet it is based upon the play of power and authority. And, Cersei is the ultimate human-antagonist after the Night King and the only war that would have mattered in the first place was for the Iron Throne. Maybe, Cersei won’t die at the hands of the Valonqar but, yet her demise is inevitable.

So, who do you think is the Valonqar? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.







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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer Season 6 is finally out! The comic book/supernatural based hit series came to an emotional end on September 10 this year with the release of its final season. The show paid a lot of homages to various pop culture icons, including Game of Thrones. Let’s have a look at all the times Game of Thrones was referenced by various characters on Lucifer.

 

Season 3 Episode 14

Cain aka Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) has been roaming the earth for thousands of years. He’s tired of losing his loved ones due to an immortality curse placed on him by God. After a long and bloody skirmish with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), he says and believes he has ‘nothing to live for‘. Amenadiel replies, “Have you tried Game of Thrones?”

 

Season 4 Episode 8

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer is dealing with his emotional issues, after getting back with his ex Eve (Inbar Lavi). Chloe (Lauren German) tells Lucifer about a prophecy, that apocalyptic events will occur on earth and Hell will freeze over if Lucifer meets his true love. To which he replies, “Perhaps winter is coming.

 

Season 5 Episode 9

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

God (Dennis Haysbert) is on earth and organizes a small family reunion at Linda’s (Rachael Harris) house. Lucifer considers himself the smartest in the family, much like Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. He drags the chair to sit at the other head of the table in an equal position to his father. Tyrion does something similar at the small council in King’s Landing.

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Michael and Lucifer (both played by Tom Ellis) have agreed to decide who will be the new God of their universe, by a poll that Lucifer is most likely to lose. All the angels show up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michael is wearing a special medieval warrior-like attire for the occasion. Lucifer mocks him for his poor fashion sense, asking him “Is winter coming or something?

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer and Michael are locking horns for a final showdown, because Michael is willing to kill those who won’t obey him. In a dramatic and long-drawn-out battle, Lucifer defeats Michael with Chloe’s help. He orders him to stand down and ‘bend the knee’, and then goes on to cut off his wings. “Bend the knee” is frequently used by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, whenever she subdues an enemy.

Have you noticed any other Game of Thrones references we might have missed out on? Tell us in the comments below!







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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

Valyrian Steel Swords are very priceless and magical weapons that are possessed by very few. By the time of Game of Thrones, we see only a handful of individuals who have access to them. But 300 years ago, during the events of House of the Dragon, they were much more in number.

We have seen a few of them in HBO’s TV adaptation of Game of Thrones. But there will be a lot more in the prequel show House of The Dragon. There have been about 227 Valyrian steel swords that have been recorded in the history of Westeros, most of them have been lost or destroyed. Let’s have a look at a few of them that might make an appearance in House of The Dragon. We covered a few of them in the previous article, here’s the link. Do check it out!

 

Lamentation

Lamentation was a famed Valyrian steel sword that belonged to House Royce. Ser Willam Royce wielded the blade during the Dance of the Dragons. The sword was torn from the hand of Willam, however, when he was killed during the Ride of the Seven. With Willam’s death, the sword was carried off, never to be found again. However, some rumours claim that Ser Warrick Wheaton slashed a wing off of Syrax with a Valyrian steel sword, likely Lamentation, during the Storming of the Dragonpit.

 

Dark Sister

Dark Sister is a famous longsword of Valyrian steel. It is one of two ancestral swords of House Targaryen. Dark Sister had a slender blade originally designed for a woman’s hand. It was wielded by Visenya Targaryen during Aegon’s conquest of Westeros. During the Dance of the Dragons, it was the prime weapon of choice for Prince Daemon Targaryen. Dark Sister was lost when the last wielder of the sword, Brynden Rivers, went missing beyond the Wall in 252 AC.

 

Longclaw

Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

Jon Snow wielding Longclaw in Battle of The Bastards, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Longclaw is the ancestral Valyrian steel sword of House Mormont. It is the same sword Jeor Mormont gifts to Jon Snow at the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones. The Mormonts supported the Starks in their allegiance with Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons.

 

Lady Forlorn

Lady Forlorn is the ancestral longsword made of Valyrian steel belonging to House Corbray. The sword has a heart-shaped ruby in its pommel and its blade is smokey-grey in appearance. Ser Corwyn Corbray wielded Lady Forlorn during the Dance of the Dragons. It was in the possession of Ser Lyn Corbray in Game of Thrones.

 

Is there any Valyrian steel sword you’d wish to own? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Buy: Ned Stark Ice foam sword with collector box

Buy: Ned Stark Ice foam sword with collector box

 

Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire

Art Citations:

Visenya Targaryen by Berkan Ozkan







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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 1

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House of The Dragon’s Co-showrunner Ryan Condal confirms the existence of 3 famous Valyrian steel swords in the show

Valyrian steel swords have always been a source of fascination for the fans of Game of Thrones. Made of a fictional metal in the ancient land of Valyria, not many such weapons survive since its doom. They are very rare, priceless, magic-infused and are often passed down as family heirlooms. We have seen a few of them in HBO’s TV adaptation of Game of Thrones. But there will be a lot more in the prequel show House of The Dragon. There have been about 227 Valyrian steel swords that have been recorded in the history of Westeros, most of them have been lost or destroyed. Let’s have a look at a few of them that might make an appearance in House of The Dragon.

 

Vigilance

Vigilance is a Valyrian steel longsword belonging to House Hightower. It was last wielded by Ormund Hightower during the Dance of the Dragons and he fought for King Aegon II Targaryen. Ormund was slain by Roderick Dustin during the first battle of Tumbleton, after which the sword was lost forever.

 

Ice

Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 1

Ned Stark wielding Ice, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Ice is the ancestral greatsword of House Stark made of Valyrian steel. It is the sword that was wielded by Ned Stark in Game of Thrones. The sword was wielded by Lord Cregan Stark during the Dance of the Dragons, who was the Warden of the North during the period. He supported Rhaenyra Targaryen due to his pledge known as the Pact of Ice and Fire.

 

Truth

Truth was a Valyrian steel longsword carried by Moredo Rogare, a Lysene noble from the wealthy banking Rogare family. During the Dance of the Dragons, the Rogare Bank rivalled the Iron Bank of Braavos in size. We might get a glimpse of the sword in House of The Dragon.

 

Orphan-Maker

Orphan-Maker is a Valyrian steel longsword belonging to House Roxton with a black blade. Ser Jon Roxton wielded the blade during the Dance of the Dragons. He sided with King Aegon II Targaryen and the sword was used in the Battle of Honeywine and the second battle of Tumbleton. The sword later came into the possession of Lord Unwin Peake, after which its whereabouts are unknown.

 

Blackfyre

Blackfyre is the fabled hand-and-a-half longsword of Valyrian steel once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror. It is perhaps the most famous sword in all of Westeros. Aegon II Targaryen’s possession of Blackfyre enhanced his legitimacy against his rival, Rhaenyra Targaryen, during the Dance of the Dragons. It was lost after the Blackfyre rebellion.

Is there any Valyrian steel sword you wish to own? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Buy: Game of Thrones Longclaw Replica Foam Sword

Game of Thrones Long Claw Replica Foam Sword

 

Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire

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Aegon I Targaryen by Clark Ocleasa







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