Are Azor Ahai and the Prince that was promised two separate people?

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In the wake of the much anticipated R+L=J reveal there is one question on everybody’s lips.

Who is Azor Ahai? Jon Snow or Daenerys Stormborn of the house Targaryen, the lady of a thousand titles.

Azor Ahai

Azor Ahai

And to that I believe the answer is Dany. That however does not mean that there is not something very special in store for Jon in his future. The red god brought him back for a reason after all didn’t he.

So here is my theory

Azor Ahai is the chosen one the hero of the red god, R’hllor chosen by god to fight against the evil of the great other and save the world from being plunged into the long night. This is why Dany was delivered her dragons and that is also why she survived the flames. Not because of the Maegi but because R’hllor willed it. That is why she can attach the unburnt to the end of her name.



The thing about dragons is they are wild animals who seem to be the physical incarnation of fire. They cannot necessarily be tamed like a pet. They can be bonded but tamed not so much.

Their purpose is to destroy and sadly that will destroy Dany. She will be so distraught when she sees what her children have done she will not be able to remain in Westeros and bear witness to the horrors that her dragons had unleashed upon this world.

She will return to Essos and live out her days in solitude so her dragons don’t harm another soul again.

Now I know what your thinking. Why is this answer Danycentric? What about Jon?

Well there’s another prophecy. A prophecy that I believe is different from the Azor Ahai story. The Prince That Was Promised prophecy. The prophecy Rhaegar read as a little. The prophecy that provides the title for the entire series. That’s right, I’m talking about the literal song of ice AND fire.


The duality required to provide balance to a world that is currently out of synch. Who’s seasons last for years and who’s winters last a lifetime. I believe this is the purpose that Jon will serve. The reason why he was brought back. To sacrifice himself to provide balance to this world that is out of whack.

It is perfectly possible he may become a dragon rider and it is even more likely that Jon will meet the night king on the battlefield Macbeth style but what is almost guaranteed, that is going to provide us with the bittersweet ending he has promised, that Jon is going to be the prince that was promised. The prince that will be sacrificed in order to return the world into a balanced world with normal seasons and the end of the winters that last for years.

If you disagree, please feel free to direct your comments to the comment section. Thank you for reading.

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One thought on “Are Azor Ahai and the Prince that was promised two separate people?”

  1. Kala says:

    Great theory Joseph! I think that you are right, and I have always thought the same. There is no way that only one person can save the world, it will take a team effort.

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