Arya Scene In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode 5 Draws Bible Comparison Of Death On A Horse

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Arya’s horse scene from the latest “Game of Thrones” episode is reminding some people of a very specific Bible verse.

After Daenery’s carnage at King’s Landing ended, a white horse appeared, which Arya used to escape the awfulness around her. (RELATED: These Are The Sexiest Photos Of ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Star Emilia Clarke On The Internet)

As pointed out by, the epic scene with the horse seems to be reminding people of a verse from the Book of Revelation.

Revelation 6:8 reads as follows in the King James version:

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

This really isn’t a leap at all. The writers behind “Game of Thrones” love dropping little clues and hints like this, and they’re all about symbolism. (RELATED: Daenerys Turns Into The Mad Queen In ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Episode ‘The Bells’)

We watched Dany turn into a genocidal maniac in Episode 5 of the final season. Clearly, they’re going to try to deal with her, and Arya is the best-trained killer on the HBO show.

Add in the prophecy about the green eyes, and it’s not hard at all to imagine the writers are hinting at the fact she now represents death in the fight against Jon Snow’s former lover.

I know lots of people think Jon Snow will kill Daenerys, and that’s still a very likely outcome. However, Arya is the better-trained killer, and she has the ability change her appearance, which she hasn’t done yet this season.

Are we really going to go through an entire season with the younger Stark girl utilizing her most powerful skill?


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Either way, I think we can all agree the biblical comparisons aren’t a stretch at all. It’s clear the writers and director were going for something powerful and foreshadowing the hell out of something with her escape.

Will she kill Dany? We’ll find out Sunday night when the final episode airs, and I like her odds right now a lot better than anybody else.

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