A symbol in Game of Thrones and what it can mean for Jon and Daenerys.
I don’t think I will surprise you when I tell you that Game of Thrones’ makers are dedicated. This dedication for example gave us a very subtle and repeated symbol before our face for years and very few noticed it, not even saying how many went into analysing it.
What symbol am I talking about? Well actually I would use plural here, but they all go back to meaning one thing.
I’m not sure who was given the job to put those symbols in there, as they are taken from ancient art and mathematics, for example these ones:
It’s a Greek Letter Phi, which symbolies The Golden Ratio, which is shown on the right.
So it’s the same thing really, just one has a specific symbol to define it, like we could write 3,14…..or use the Pi symbol. And they reveal a hidden link between two obvious characters and foreshadows their fate.
I want to explain what those two mean before showing them used in the show. D&D obviously never directly explained any of it, but they had suggested that its meaning agrees with the mathemathical meaning. They said that “we see the creation of absolute evil, (referring to the Night King), but since we can see its creation, it isn’t really absolute”, Golden Ratio is all about proportions, which you can see in the pic up there. It is often called the Magic Ratio or Divine Proportion. So if Night King is a part of this and represents evil and those symbols being about proportions and balance, who is the good to balance the evil in the story?
These two symbols are shown in different ways on the show.
They can use the Phi Symbol inself:
Season 1 Episode 1 with bodies that later become the wights, spread in a weird pattern, the first time we see them, we are shown this symbol right before:
Or Season One Episode 10 when Daenerys Targaryen burns Khal Drogo’s body, setting the pyre rather strangely.
And then we see her in the middle of it.
With the spiral pattern, that means Golden Ratio.
In Season 3 Episode 3, when we see the dead horses, cleary the White Walkers’ doing with Jon Snow being the one in the middle, his companions a bit to right.
And obviously in Season 6 we see those two shots.
Connecting us to the creation of The White Walkers - the evil
Before that we’re shown these two:
Dany in the middle of a circle, which are connecte both to the Phi and Golden Ratio.
And in the middle of a spiral:
Did you ever wonder why the Dothraki did that? It was so weird the first time I watched it.
And for me, the most important part in 7x04. When both of those connected to these symbols characters go into a cave, full of them.
Other easter eggs were present in the series as well, but only these two were shown in the middle of them, and Jon is already directly connected to WW and later Dany becomes too. They are the two leaders who are fighting them now.
So what does it mean?
As i said, all those symbols mean balance. Between good and evil perhaps. They are the ones who will fight the evil, not eliminate it all maybe, some losses are bound to happen, but find the balance. Betweem life and death. Love and Duty. And Ice and Fire.
It’s another argument for them being the title’s meaning, if that wasn’t obvious already. Those symbols mean them balancing the NK,but also each other. All their parallels (READ ABOUT THEM HERE) connect them and also contrast them,as they faced similiar problems for different reasons, but with the same outcome that eventually got them together. Their fates are prophetic. They are borh tied to prophecies and magical events.
So if all this is right, they are the ones to defeat the dead with their union. Their love scene was called a Union of Ice and Fire. Their fates were always bound together.