House of the Dragon is set a whole century before the events of Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, but there are already a few references to those future events, and little bits of foreshadowing for what’s to come. Here’s what you need to know about The Prince that Was Promised in House of the Dragon.
Who Is The Prince that Was Promised in House of the Dragon?
To cut straight to the chase, the most likely candidate for The Prince that Was Promised is Daenerys Targaryen, who plays a key role in the events of Game of Thrones.
At the end of episode four of House of the Dragon, Viserys speaks briefly about the prophecy to Rhaenyra, though it doesn’t seem to be of great import in this series. The origin of the prophecy isn’t known, but from what we know of the books and Game of Thrones, the Prince that Was Promised would be “born of salt and smoke”, and that “his is the song of ice and fire”.
Over the course of Game of Thrones, there have been quite a few candidates for this prophesied savior. Melisandre initially believed that it was Stannis Baratheon, and later, she believed it was Jon Snow after he came back from the dead.
On the other side of the Narrow Sea, another Red Priestess believed that it was Daenerys. Later on, Maester Aemon also subscribes to the belief that Daenerys was the Prince that Was Promised, as dragons are neither male nor female, and that the language of the prophecy had misled them for so many years.
Daenerys had also, quite literally, risen from the ashes at the end of Game of Thrones season 1, and the birth of the dragons proved that she was the prophesied savior of Westeros. She eventually links up with Jon Snow and uses her dragons to take out the White Walkers to save the world from darkness, though she ends up getting a little power-crazy at the end of the series and is killed by Jon.
That’s all you need to know about who The Prince that Was Promised is in House of the Dragon. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more news and information on the show, including why Daemon cut his hair, and the White Worm’s true identity.
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