Nissa Nissa

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Nissa Nissa
Tim Durning Azor Ahai.jpg
Azor Ahai thrusts a sword into the heart of Nissa Nissa to create Lightbringer, by Tim Durning © FFG

Spouse Azor Ahai

Nissa Nissa was the wife of Azor Ahai. He sacrificed her to create the famous sword, Lightbringer.


The legend of Azor Ahai states that Azor Ahai, during his third try to forge a sword to battle the darkness with, called Nissa Nissa to him after working on his sword for a hundred days and nights. To finish his sword, he drove it through Nissa Nissa's breast. Her blood, soul, strength, and courage went into the steel of the sword, creating Lightbringer.[1] Following this sacrifice, Lightbringer was as warm as Nissa Nissa had been in life.[2] Nissa Nissa's cry of anguish and ecstasy left a crack across the face of the moon.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Salladhor Saan tells Davos Seaworth about the forging of Lightbringer, and Azor Ahai's sacrifice of Nissa Nissa.[1]

A Storm of Swords

Davos Seaworth wonders whether Edric Storm is to play the part of Nissa Nissa, if Stannis Baratheon is indeed Azor Ahai come again.[3]