During the season 2 finale of GoT we saw Daenerys go through a series of illusions in the House of the Undying. Was this event, in fact, an illusion or actual magic?

As Khal Drogo said, "These questions are meant for men with skinny arms."

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    Did you say "illusion" but mean "hallucination"? Because in my book, "illusion" is magic.
    – TLP
    Aug 12, 2013 at 22:01

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Pyat Pree admits to Dannerys that the magical powers of the House of the Undying have started to return after her dragons were born:

"When your dragons were born, our magic was born again."

The whole reason for Pyat Pree to lure Dannerys into the House of the Undying is for the warlocks to acquire the dragons. To do that, the warlocks used their newly returned powers to create illusions to entice her to stay. I very much doubt that it was the actual Khal Drogo returned to life. The only magical power to have successfully return people from the dead (the priests of R'hllor) are only successful up to a point and at great cost.


Magic. Pyat Pree is a warlock, warlocks are known to practice magic.

  • Those whom practice magic actually practice illusions. "A magician performs illusions, tricks are done by..." Aug 12, 2013 at 17:10
  • "Magical illusion"? Aug 12, 2013 at 18:16
  • @MathiasOse A magical illusion is still an illusion. Aug 12, 2013 at 18:25
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    @Mariovingian Wouldn't a magical illusion still be magic as well? Aug 12, 2013 at 19:05
  • @batpigandme "No." Magic is supernatural and an illusion is not. Aug 12, 2013 at 19:15

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