The 5th episode of Game of Thrones season 8 showed a white horse waiting for Arya Stark as she left the crumbling city. Fans have come up with one theory after another to explain the possible significance of this scene.
Episode 5 The Bells featured a scene where Arya Stark comes out of a crumbling city to find a white horse waiting for her. An amazed Arya then rides the horse away into the distance. This scene has led to multiple fan theories about what this might mean for Arya. Here are some of the fan theories:
One of the primary and most interesting theories that have come up about this is that Game of Thrones has been combined with the Bible. According to this theory, the horse could be a reference to a passage in the Bible which might be a prediction of Arya’s fate in the future of the show. The white horse might be representative of the stallion of Death.
The Book of Revelation says,” And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” Fans are thereby convinced that Arya Stark might’ve died and become Death. So, fans believe that Arya will kill the Mad Queen Daenerys Targaryen. Since Arya has faced plenty of deadly situations in this season and the previous ones, it would be interesting to see if Arya actually dies, but comes back as a nameless Arya Stark look-alike, who will ultimately get rid of the Mad Queen.
Another fan theory about the white horse that is doing the rounds assumes that the horse is Bran Stark. The previous seasons have shown Bran morph into his pet direwolf and Hodor. Fans are speculating if Bran has now transformed into a white horse and come to rescue his sister.
Game of Thrones will return on Sunday night on HBO with its final episode.
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Last Updated May 16, 2019, 3:40 PM IST