So, They May Have Revealed Jon Snow’s Real Name (For All You Noobs Who Didn’t Already Know It)

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Can you feel it in your loins, people?

That feeling is Game Of Thrones being four weeks away. That’s right, after all the waiting and rumors, leaks and theories, GOT is just one month away, and hype is at an all-time high. And I’m like a crack head just looking for a hit to hold me over where ever I can get it.

(SPOILER ALERT FOR SEASON 6 SO IF YOU’RE BITCC MADE, THERE’S THE DOOR)

As we now know, Jon Snow is not the bastard son of Ned Stark, but the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen (Daenerys’ brother) and Lyanna Stark (Ned’s sister).

In one of Bran’s flashbacks from season 6, we learned that Ned came upon Jon at the Tower of Joy when he was trying to ‘free’ his sister. Young Ned found his sister, but only to find that not only was she dying, but she had just had a child.

Just before Lyanna does, she inaudible whispers something in Ned’s ear. While HBO intentionally did not provide closed captioning for the moment, some Redditors believe that what she says is “Jaehaerys.”

Now, thanks to Empire Magazine, these rumors may be confirmed:

“As we saw in the last episode of season six, Bran’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) psychic time-traveling “greensight” revealed the true nature of Jon’s birth heritage and his real name: Jaehaerys Targaryen. “Bran’s now in this precarious situation in which it’s just him and Meera [Ellie Kendrick], and he has all of this information that could change the entire story,” says Hempstead Wright. And it’s not just about Jon. “He knows about the origin of the White Walkers, too.”

So there you have it folks: Jon Snow AKA Jaehaerys Targaryen AKA Azor Ahai AKA The King In The North AKA The Prince Who Was Promised AKA The White Wolf AKA The Song Of Ice And Fire.

Talk about a title.

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