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‘House Of The Dragon’ Weirwood Tree Explained

house of the dragon pulled off a streaming miracle on debut night while crashing the servers at HBO Max, and there are already plenty of Defenders and Contenders for the throne. That fight will undoubtedly play out over several seasons, but in the meantime, there will be many game of Thrones callbacks A few very specific moments got things moving in that direction, but the premiere episode also contained a quieter reference to the Westeros we’ve known before (or rather, later in the chronology) in the form of a Weirwood tree ^^^ at King’s Landing

Hmm, that’s an unexpected but curious development. As Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower conversed, this tree, with its distinctive carvings and bright red leaves, stood out against the background like the thumb of an Old God. As tradition written by George RR Martin dictates, those Weirwood trees were considered sacred to those who worshiped those gods, and the Children of the Forest are said to have carved faces into these trees. That’s all very well, but what’s strange about this particular tree is that we never saw Weirwood trees at King’s Landing during the events of game of Thrones. And since the prequel takes place some 170 years before the main series, what happens?

As any Westeros devotee knows, Weirwood trees hold a lot of importance, and there’s no way this tree would just show up as an unintentional detail like that Starbucks cup. The tree’s existence in King’s Landing was clearly deliberate, and given that it appears in the premiere episode, this could be a sign that it carries a lot of thematic weight for future seasons. It’s worth noting that the Weirwood tree in Winterfell was a location that matched Bran Stark’s green visions. He could see the future and the past along with that tree, and as we already know Bran ended up on the Iron Throne in the end, so it adds another layer.

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Does this tree tell us that Rhaenyra does, in fact, end up on the Iron Throne (like Bran) at the same time as her father’s declaration that she is the royal heir to the Targaryens? Maybe. The presence of the tree could also give us a clue about a devastating event that causes the tree to stop standing, long after it survived the Andal invasion that occurred thousands of years earlier (and after thousands of years of peace between the Children of the Forest and the First Men) the events of this HBO franchise. The timeline is a bit crazy, I realize, but certainly, we’ll see some battles in King’s Landing as this show goes on. I can only hope that these battles will be much more visible (to the broadcast audience) than the famous “Battle of Winterfell”.

Then there is the omen that occurred in house of the dragonThe exhibition of King Viserys I, who told Princess Rhaenyra about the approaching winter. The tree also evokes memories of the Night King’s Weirwood tree connections. He first experienced his transformation after being tied to one of the trees, and during the Battle of Winterfell, Arya Stark killed him with Valyrian steel (given by Bran) in much the same way he was “born” (by stabbing him right through the heart , although it initially occurred through dragonglass) in front of a Weirwood tree.

At the beginning of house of the dragon, Prince Daemon presents Rhaenyra with a piece of Valyrian steel jewelry. This may or may not have anything to do with the Weirwood tree reference, but it may not No have something to do with it. Regardless, it will be a pleasure to see how this all connects as this television event continues.

HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ airs Sunday nights at 9:00 pm EST.

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