We’re all delighted that Game of Thrones is back because we couldn’t wait any longer without our fix of the world’s greatest show. Truth be told, we’ve never been happier to say that winter is here!
As the battle for the Iron Throne heats up, we already know that Cersei Lannister is preparing for war, especially since Daenerys has finally reached Dragonstone.
As Cersei outlined in that epic trailer, the Lannisters have “enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies to the south and enemies to the north.” While the Queen faces a multitude of threats, there’s also a pesky little prophecy that should be causing her concern.
Cast you mind back to the first episode of Season 5 as a younger version of Cersei encounters a witch by the name of Maggy the Frog.
In a nutshell, the witch’s prophecy accurately predicted that Cersei would become Queen “until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear,” – that’s generally understood to be Daenerys.
The witch also predicted that Cersei would have three children – which she did – before saying that her children all die and that “Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds. And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”
We know that Joffrey, Tommen and Myrcella have all died, but what exactly does the word ‘valonqar’ mean? Diehard fans will already know this, but we’re going to spell it out for everyone.
Valonqar is the Valyrian word for ‘little brother’, which in Cersei’s case is Tyrion and Jaime (they’re twins but Cersei was born earlier)
Now, it’s likely that Tyrion would have more of a reason to kill Cersei – she always hated him and that feeling has only increased after he killed Tywin and became a trusted ally of Daenerys – but relations between Jaime and Cersei have really soured – something that was extremely clear in the latest episode.
Ok, the prophecy stated that the younger brother will “wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you”
Take a look at the image above. Cersei is standing in an area of The North that’s known as ‘The Neck’ and Jaime is standing at the coastal location called ‘The Fingers’
Coincidence or a deliberate foreshadowing?
Whatever it is, plenty of people spotted it.