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White Walkers’ origins get new lore from Aegon the Conqueror’s prophecy in House of the Dragon premiere?




House of The Dragon is finally here, and after years of waiting for a Game of Thrones prequel, the fans’ wishes might be coming true. After a blockbusting opening with the premiere episode, House of The Dragon shows much promise, as predicted by George R. R. Martin. Dark, powerful, visceral, disturbing, and stunning to look at, just as the author said. Along with the immersive storyline, gore, majestic dragons, and emotional churning, there was an important revelation at the end of the premiere that surprised a great number of viewers.

Talking to his daughter, Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock), in front of Balerion’s skull, King Viserys (Paddy Considine) shared an ancient Targaryen secret while showing off the hilt of a familiar dagger. He said this about the prophecy, which he described as “Aegon Targaryen’s dream”:

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By Amok Amokov

“Aegon foresaw the end of the world of men. It’s to begin with a terrible winter, gusting out of the distant North. Aegon saw absolute darkness riding on those winds, and whatever dwells within will destroy the world of the living. When this great winter comes, Rhaenyra, all of Westeros must stand against it. And if the world of men is to survive, a Targaryen must be seated on the Iron Throne. A King or Queen, strong enough to unite the realm against the cold and the dark. Aegon called his dream ‘The Song of Ice and Fire.'”

This quote indicates that the arrival of the White Walkers and The Battle of Winterfell had deeper ties to the roots of Targaryen history than we initially thought. In Martin’s books, the Targaryens had the ability to foresee the future, though only in bits and pieces. Also, Viserys hinting Rhaenyra about the importance of the Catspaw dagger, might have been a foreshadowing of Arya using the weapon to kill the Night King in Game of Thrones.

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