The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore


12.3.1. Legends
  • There is a prophecy in ancient books of Asshai that after a long summer an evil, cold darkness shall fall on the world to be combated by Azor Ahai reborn wielding Lightbringer (II: 110)
  • The legend of Azor Ahai in which the hero forged the sword Lightbringer to combat evil. To complete it he sacrificed his wife Nissa Nissa (II: 115)
  • It is said that at her death Nissa Nissa's cry of agony and ecstasy was said to have made a crack in the face of the moon (II: 115)
  • A prophecy says that when the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone (III: 289)
  • Azor Ahai reborn is said to be the prince that was promised, prophesised some 5,000 years ago. He is supposed to stand against the Other and if he fails, the world fails with him (III: 711)
  • It is said that Azor Ahai did not win his war alone (III: 869)