Turns Out Arya’s White Horse Was Actually So Important In GoT Episode Five

It’s a lot more relevant than you may have first thought.


Warning: If you’ve not watch Game Of Thrones Season Eight Episode Five, there WILL be spoilers in this article, so I’m going to give you until underneath the trailer for next week to click off this as fast as you can before I start spoiling things. If you go any further down, you will find out what happened in the show.

After Dany released all hell on Kings Landing, Arya made her way through the dust and rubble and quite possibly added a new member to her ‘list’, Daenerys ‘Stormborn’ Targaryen. Just as she is ready to attempt to get herself away from the war zone, Arya sees a white horse covered in blood, and she proceeds to ride it away to get back to watch even more carnage unfold.

While loads of people were a bit miffed that a random horse just appeared when hoards of Westerosi citizens met their untimely death, it actually symbolises something pretty important that is in the books.


Quaithe (you may remember him from when he came on our screens back in season 2) speaks to the Dragon queen in A Dance with Dragons, where he warns Dany,“The glass candles are burning. Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun’s son and the mummer’s dragon. Trust none of them. Remember the Undying. Beware the perfumed seneschal.”

Is Arya the pale mare that he warned her about? Because she’s definitely got one – and if you remember from what Melisandre said to her during The Great War, she’s going to ‘kill someone with green eyes.’ Well, Dany has green eyes and we know she’s definitely not going for Cersei anymore…

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