Well, there is tons of “Game of Thrones” season 7 rumors and fan theories floating around, but a certain potentially explosive news involving Jon Snow is now in the rounds.
Last season, the fans got to know that Snow was not Ned Stark’s bastard son, but Ned’s sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen’s son. And now, as per a Reddit post with an image of what is reportedly Empire magazine’s July 2017 issue, Snow’s real name is Jaehaerys Targaryen, Winter is Coming reported.
Whoa! There is no proof as to if this piece of information is legit, but if it turns out to be true, then apparently one of the best-kept secrets in the “Game of Thrones” series has just been revealed.
As for the name, it is an old Targaryen family name, to be specific, Snow will be Jaehaerys III, should this prove to be true. The very first Jaehaerys, mostly known as Jaehaerys the Wise, Jaehaerys the Conciliator, was the longest reigning Targaryen king with a period of 55 years. He was also the fourth Targaryen king to sit the Iron Throne.
Jaehaerys II was the sixteenth Targaryen king to sit the Iron Throne He died at the age of 37 and was the father of the Mad King Aerys Targaryen. Jaehaerys II would be the great grandfather of Snow, if this turns true.
However, this goes well in line with the long-running fan theory that Snow is a Targaryen and the legendary “Prince That Was Promised.” Chances are that Snow’s very existence may be the fruition of the prophecy received by Jaehaerys II.
Though it feels within the realms of possibility that his real name is Jaehaerys, fans will have to wait till “Game of Thrones” Season 7 or even Season 8 to know if it’s true. “GoT” will be returning to HBO on July 16, 2017.