Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Game of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris

Game of Thrones Season 3 Premiere: Valar Dohaeris
Valar Dohaeris (within the Game of Thrones: a song of ice and fire realms) is Valyrian, which is the origin of House of Targaryen, and means all men must serve. Which is relevant to this premiere episode, service and servitude are the forerunners.  Daenerys Targaryen, pictured here on the left, is the last remaining heir of the Targaryen reign. Her story is one of my favorites. Reading the first couple of books, I felt that there wasn't enough of her story in them, and quickly lost interest. She starts out in the shadow of her brother, who whores her out in an attempt to claim warriors as his army. As a wedding gift, Daenerys is given a chest containing three dormant dragon eggs. This has significant meaning since her house is pictured with a three-headed dragon. It is also said that a true Targaryen will not be burned by fire. Which adds that kick-ass flare at the end of season one, when she has lost her husband and traditionally burn the corpse; including her and the eggs. A naked Daenerys survives the fire along with her three newborn dragons. What I really liked about Valar Dohaeris was that we got to see the maturing dragons more. You feel like you are on a quest for a true queen to reclaim her realm, Daenerys Targaryen.
I figured each week I would spotlight a different character within the realm of Game of Thrones. This week obviously it was House Targaryen, Daenerys. Just giving a very brief overview of where she came from and what I look most to what's to come. Until next time or the next... dream ~ K.E.Nowinsky