If you are reading this article, we are sure that you are either a diehard fan of the series ‘Game of Thrones’ or you are dying of curiosity as what the words written in the title means. At this point we are taking it for granted that you are into tattoos and if you are not, then you are seriously considering getting one. But before you rush into such a big decision (getting a tattoo is a BIG decision), we have to warn you it is indeed a permanent commitment and you need to have considered all aspects before jumping in. We would rather that you read about tattoo side effects you should know about before even further reading this article. Once you have, you will be better prepared to take the right decision on the tattoo you are going to get. Coming to what this article is all about, you should know Valar Morghulis is a common greeting that is used in the series Game of Thrones. It is supposed to be in Bravas and means all men must die. And when someone greets another with these words, the customary response is Valar Dohaeris, which means all men must serve.
We are telling you the meaning upfront because not knowing the meaning and getting the tattoo done would be like getting meaningful Chinese tattoo symbol tattoos and designs without knowing what they mean. One should never do that because doing so may end up offending the sensibility of someone who is aware of their real meaning. And a tattoo while deeply meaningful and significance to the person getting it and this means being clear on the deeper connotations of the words that you are getting tattooed before going with them. It is not like interesting name tattoo designs for men and women, where the name you are getting tattooed is deeply personal and the meaning cannot be offensive to others.
Fanciful Valar Morghulis Tattoo Designs
If you want to do an in depth analysis of what these sayings or greetings mean you should look at historical proverbs, especially with regard to the Braavosi and the house of black and white (which is the headquarter for the cult of faceless men which is a mystery) in Braavos. The thing is that Braavosi descend from slaves belonging to the ancient Valyrian freehold. The Braavosi escaped from their masters and launched on a difficult and not so expert voyage by sea from Valyria and discovered a lagoon that was hidden. Here is where they created and formed Braavos, the city of hundred isles.
However, before the slaves escaped, some of them were dispatched to the fire pits in Valyria where the fire pits were situated and where the dragons are supposed to have come from. This was the most dangerous location in this world and here fire wyrms would prey on them and the volcanic lava would fall on their bodies. This apart, the intense heat would scorch their skin and the melt them off. The worst aspect of this situation was that they were not allowed to kill their own selves. But one day a man set them free giving them the freedom to die if they so pleased to get relief from their pain.
This simple option had a cumulative effect in the Valyrian freehold which led to the kindling of hope and rebellion which led to the killing of many masters. All this put together put an end to slavery in this particular area and the slaves escaped to Braavos.
The men who first took steps towards freedom for themselves and others among them were the first faceless men. It is thereby a logical conclusion to make that this proverb was born at this time when people were liberated from the hold of slavery and allowed the freedom to do what they wanted to.
Obviously, these words have a powerful and deep meaning as it touches upon the very foundation of life and death. That is why tattoos with this saying is an acceptance on our part that life has to end in death and in the meanwhile they have to do what there are supposed to do. We are sure that if you are a fan of this series, you will find the facts that we have given here interesting and relevant.