Melisandre May Have Predicted Azor Ahai On 'GoT'

Has everyone finally recovered from the great gift that was Melisandre resurrecting Jon Snow on Game of Thrones ? Sure, most people knew it was probably, almost definitely, going to happen, but it was still a relief when his eyes popped open. However, now that we've all had time to process the events and celebrate/deliver out "I told you so"s accordingly, let's get down to business about what this means for the future of Westeros. So, was Melisandre right about Jon Snow being Azor Ahai on Game of Thrones ?

The short answer: Probably, but she's been wrong before. To delve deeper into the long answer to this question, let's first take a minute to remember who Azor Ahai is within all the legends and lore that have been passed down through generations of Westeros folk. OK, in the faith of R'hllor (aka the Lord of Light), Azor Ahai is an ancient figure who used the sword named Lightbringer — which he forged by plunging it into the heart of his wife as a sacrifice — to defeat the White Walkers when they previously tried to conquer Westeros. Azor Ahai has also been prophesied to return as the "Prince That Was Promised" and defeat the White Walkers again.

Now, as for the prophesy about Azor Ahai, it is said the figure would be reborn again "when the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers." Plus, Azor Ahai will be reborn amidst salt and smoke, and will have the blood of the dragon (which seems to indicate Targaryen blood). A number of people have been thought to be Azor Ahai within the context of the A Song of Ice and Fire books, including Rhaegar Targaryen. But, when we first met Melisandre in Game of Thrones, she believed it to be Stannis Baratheon. However, Melisandre has changed her tune in her time on the show, and has since predicted Jon Snow to be Azor Ahai reborn.

Of course, there's plenty of evidence to support the theory that Jon is the Prince That Was Promised. He seems to be a favorite of R'hllor since the Lord of Light resurrected him; Melisandre says in the books, "I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R’hllor shows me only Snow." Plus, if the R + L = J fan theory proves to be true, Jon would be of Targaryen descent, adding more proof to him being Azor Ahai.

So, everything seems to be pointing to Melisandre being right about Jon Snow as Azor Ahai reborn; there are only two things that might disprove her prediction: The fact that she was wrong once before, and the existence of Daenerys Targaryen, who also seems to fulfill many of the tenants of the prophesy. For now, it certainly seems that Melisandre is correct in predicting Jon Snow will save Westeros from the White Walkers, but Game of Thrones is a tricky thing and it could throw us a curveball at any time, which means we'll have to wait and see exactly how this all plays out.

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