This symbolic detail from the Tower of Joy in "Game of Thrones" actually has huge implications
**Major spoilers ahead.**
In the Season 6 finale, “The Winds of Winter” every single Thrones fan got the moment they had been pining after for ages (particularly book fans). And while it confirmed that Jon Snow was Lyanna Stark’s son (and also Rhaegar Targaryen’s – check out this post for more on that), it also opened the door for more theories.
Let’s take a look back at one particular, but beautiful, detail from that emotional scene.
Though the moment is brief, you have to note two things in particular: The sun emblem on Ned’s sword and the blood stain on Lyanna’s bed.
Initially pointed out by redditor hatchman88, many fans have since noted the symbolic importance of these two things. And while it seem mundane at first, you can’t deny how INTERESTING it is that the camera focuses and hangs on them for a few extra beats.
Here’s why they’re important.
It seems to imply that Jon Snow could be Azor Ahai.
But who is Azor Ahai, you ask?
Basically, he’s this mythical figure in the Lord of Light religion. You may have also heard him referred to as “the Prince that was Promised.” He’s the guy (or lady) that Melisandre has been ~looking for~ this whole time (she originally thought it was Stannis Baratheon if you recall).
The reason fans now think Jon Snow could be Azor Ahai is because of this description of Azor by Archmaester of the Citadel (where Sam is now), Marwyn from the fourth “A Song of Ice and Fire” book A Feast for Crows:
Now, the sun, as we all know, is in fact a star. So the sun emblem on Ned’s sword could very well be that “star” and the blood, well, that blood. Hence, “bleeding star.”
However, remember the RED COMET waaaay the heck back at the beginning of Season 2?
Many people back then assumed it meant that Daenerys was Azor Ahai since it showed up right after she was born, or “re-born” out of Khal Drogo’s fiery funeral pyre.
So, the real question now is, who is actually Azor Ahai? Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, or someone else entirely?!
Either way, it seems pretty clear the answer will be revealed SOON.