Not everyone thinks that Arya Stark survived the battle at King’s Landing. What is the meaning behind Arya Stark’s white horse? What do you think?
We know that Arya Stark went to King’s Landing to kill Cersei. However, when she and her travelling companion, The Hound, reach the map room, the castle is already crumbling around them.
She plans to go forward but The Hound tells her to go home. She is resistant, but he ultimately convinces her that her soul and life are of value beyond this one purpose. “Sandor, thank you,” she says as she goes, using his real name in a moment of affection.
Arya makes her way through the ashen streets of King’s Landing. She is battered by fire and falling buildings. She sees grieving, brutalised citizens and she feels sorry but she feels anger at the same time.
When the terror is finally over, Arya is surrounded by burnt bodies. It seems like she is the only one left alive. In that moment, there’s one living creature that approaches her: A white horse. After sharing a spiritual and touching moment with the horse, she gets on and rides off, seemingly away from King’s Landing.
But, what is the actual meaning behind Arya’s white horse? Is she dead? Is she dreaming?Some say that it is the biblical pale horse of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which would make Arya Death.
On a show like Game of Thrones, a horse is not just a horse. It can have different meanings. The steed might be an allusion to the Book of Revelations in the Bible: “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on it was Death.” This might mean that Arya is now Death, and she is definitely coming for Dany.
What do you think? Does this mean she is dead or she is going to kill Dany?