Game of Thrones theories: The Seven Deadly Sins connection


Could Game of Thrones really have a biblical ending?

Many television shows that have a massive following often become fodder for crazy theories – and Game of Thrones is no different.

For years, Thronies have taken to websites like Reddit to talk about the show and what they think is coming. When Jon Snow was seemingly killed by his own men, many took to the interwebs giving their opinions and declaring whether or not he’s really dead. Spoiler alert: He survived (sort of).

One such Thronie recently posted an interesting theory, and it’s gaining traction online. It has to do with the Seven Deadly Sins (Greed, Rage, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, Pride, and Lust). According to the Reddit user, u/lobcity414, because George R. R. Martin has said he draws inspiration from J.R. R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) and there are so many Biblical undertones, he thinks “each of the major houses in the show represents one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and on a greater scale shows just how corrupt people in this world have become, which plays into the end of the show.”

Whoa, that’s interesting! Let’s so how he matches the Houses up with the Sins.

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Greed: House Tyrell
Most of us love the Tyrells. Shout out to Olena! But their one major flaw is their greed for power. They could have lived a happy life in beautiful Highgarden, but they wanted more power and would marry anyone (I mean ANYONE) who had it. Now they’re all gone.

Rage: House Baratheon
Robert was hot-headed, and so is his bastard son (Gendry). Stannis killed his own brother. And their House motto is “Ours is the Fury.”

Envy: House Targaryen
This one’s pretty obvious since Daenerys (and her brother when he was alive) have been longing for the Iron Throne for the entire series. Granted, many people want it, but Dany has gone to great lengths to become a queen and basically take it back. She makes others bow to her, including the King of the North (Jon Snow).

Gluttony: House Martell
Oberyn Martell’s introduction to the show has gluttony written all over it. He wants everything, money, sex, power, and revenge. Look at the way he fought the Mountain. He pretty much beat him, but that wasn’t enough. He wanted to humiliate him, and that’s what killed him.

Sloth: House Greyjoy
Now, the Reddit use says House Frey represents Sloth, but many in the comments think this should actually be House Greyjoy, which makes much more sense. So, that’s what we’re going with. The Greyjoys (except for Asha) are lazy, and instead of creating their own good luck they take from others. And come on, Theon is too lazy to be a good person most of the time.

Pride: House Stark
Yes, even the beloved Starks have flaws, and theirs is 100% pride! They are some of the most stubborn people on paper. It’s that unwavering stubbornness that got most of them killed. Well, except for Rickon. He didn’t do anything wrong, except for maybe run in a straight line. The user also mentions Robb’s and Arya’s disobedience as being prideful, and I agree.

Lust: House Lannister
Yes, lust is associated with sexual desires. And wonder-twins Cersei and Jaime give into that lust all the time. Ew. I guess you can say Tyrion was lustful at the beginning of the series, but we know he grew as it went on.

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Now, what does this have to do with the end of the series? Enter the White Walkers.

He/she thinks that the White Walkers are actually the “good guys” and they were sent by the gods to get rid of the people who have become too corrupt. He compares the White Walkers to the flood in Noah’s Ark. Wow! My head exploded a little.

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What do you think of this Game of Thrones theory? I’d love to hear your take on this!