The Importance of Jon Snow
Could Jon Snow be the Prince That Was Promised? It's looking more and more like it. Parts of his origin story seem to fit the prophecy. The Prince is supposed to be born amidst salt and smoke. The most popular theory about Jon Snow's parents implies he was born during the battle at the Tower of Joy (smoke), covered in the tears of his mother, Lyanna Stark (salt). In season one, Jon badly burns his hand while pulling a sword from a fire and attempting to protect Jeor Mormont, the lord commander of the Night's Watch. This, again, could foreshadow Jon as the possible reincarnated Azor Ahai.
We know, we know. There's one big problem: Jon Snow is presumed dead. That's why it makes so much sense that Melisandre's hanging out at Castle Black. There's a chance she thinks he's the Prince That Was Promised and thus will bring him back to life.