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Game of Thrones fan had guessed the meaning of Hodor’s name back in 2008!

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Kristian Nairn talks about the heart-wrenching Hodor twist

The ending of Game of Thrones season 6 episode 6 was really heart-breaking. It was tough for the fans to watch the climax scene without getting emotional or shedding a tear or two. Finally after all these years we came to know the meaning of Hodor and it was an overwhelming experience. Fans have been guessing the meaning of Hodor since a long time and there were theories which suggested that he was a warg and one that suggested that it was somehow related to the White Walkers. However all that turned out to be false.

However there is a Game of Thrones fan who had correctly guessed the meaning of Hodor’s name way back in 2008. The great man who had correctly guessed it is a forum member with the name Myrddin. Myrddin guessed this answer on a thread on Westeros.org forums in 2008! The thread was started in 2008 with the question, “What does Hodor mean?

Here’s the answer that was given by Myrddin:

The poor guy is just asking someone to hold the door for him, since he’s always carrying someone else around. After a while, “Hold the door” became “Hold the doorHold the doorHoldoorHodoor. Dammit! Hold the door!” His mind finally snapped, and now all he can say is Hodor.

Now, even though he didn’t exactly guess the scenario in which the name originated, he was bang on target when it came to how the name originated. I bet that right now this guy might be an internet celebrity for getting it right and that too in 2008!

However, he wasn’t the only person to correctly guess the origin of Hodor’s name. A writer named Michael A. Ventrella had written a blog post about his interaction with George R.R. Martin at a convention in 2014, where both of them were guest authors and he happened to bump into GRRM many times in the elevator. On the third occassion, Martin told Ventrella that he always wanted to be an elevator operator. After that incident, when they met for the final time, Ventrella told Martin that Hodor might be the short name for “Hold the door”.

Martin:  I always wanted to be an elevator operator.  If the writing thing hadn’t worked out…

We both laughed and went on to our rooms.

The final time we ended up together, the conversation went like this:

Me:  I finally figured out why you have a character named “Hodor.”

Martin:  Oh?

Me:  I was thinking about your comment about wanting to be an elevator operator.  It’s clear to me now that “Hodor” is short for “Hold the door.”

Martin:  (laughing)  You don’t know how close to the truth you are!

There you have it. we have two people who guessed the meaning of Hodor’s name in 2014 and 2008. Hats off to these wonderful people for guessing it correctly.

Take a look at that scene again.







Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.

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Have a look at Game of Cones – A shop dedicated to Game of Thrones and Ice cream lovers!

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Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

When you watch Game of Thrones, you always swear allegiance to a particular House or two, be it Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, or Greyjoy. But when it comes to ice creams, it becomes a really tough choice. And one particular shop in Cornwall is not making it easy for Game of Thrones fans at all. A Game of Thrones ice cream shop, Game of Cones, located in Fowey, Cornwall, UK, is making your dreams come true, in the form of your favourite sweet and icy dessert.

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

The dessert shop in Cornwall sells your favourite ice creams and milkshakes with a Game of Thrones twist. Over 33 flavours are available on their menu for you to choose from, each sharing name with a character on HBO’s epic fantasy. There’s also a House of Dragons cabinet for people to sit and enjoy their delicacy. It sounds awfully similar to the name of HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel!

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

We know that Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is being filmed at various locations in Cornwall, as many pictures have been leaked online with the cast in costume. Game of Cones will surely make a huge profit if the prequel lifts off.

What do you think of the Game of Cones ice cream shop? Tell us in the comments below!







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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

Every year diehard Game of Thrones fans wait for the release of the yearly A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar that features some of the best artworks in the world. They depict the fantastical world of George R. R. Martin’s famous novel series. A few of the beautiful portraits were released early this year, two of them very recently. Penguin Random House released a calendar filled with images from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The publication site has shared more images on its website, according to Los Siete Reinos.

The calendar for 2022 has illustrations from Spanish artist Arantza Sestayo. Earlier George R. R. Martin tweeted a pic from the calendar, announcing its release a few weeks ago. Two new pictures from the calendar were leaked recently. First up, there’s a lovely image of Sansa and Lady in the Winterfell godswood, before the direwolf is killed very early on in the story. Next, we have an image of Craster and his many wives and daughters who live with him beyond the Wall.

You can buy the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar here. Are you excited about the new yearly calendar? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Top 10 most shocking deaths on Game of Thrones, according to fans

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Game of Thrones was famous for showcasing some of the most shocking and gruesome deaths in television history. George R. R. Martin’s infamous style of killing off fan favourite characters is a defining characteristic of the show. Over the course of its decade-long run, there were many jaw-dropping death scenes that shook the audience to their core. In April this year, HBO celebrated the Iron Anniversary on account of its 10-year completion. They asked the fans to vote for the most shocking deaths on the show.

More than 33,000 fans voted on the occasion, and the final results are here as follows:

 

10. Walder Frey (Season 6, Episode 10)

Walder Frey’s involvement in the Red Wedding made him one of the most hated characters on Game of Thrones. Fans were amazed when Arya Stark used her face-swapping skills to deliver poetic justice to the one who betrayed her family.

 

9. Ramsay Bolton (Season 6, Episode 9)

Ramsay

One of the most satisfying killing scenes in the entire series, Ramsay Bolton’s death almost made the audience cheer for the Starks. Jon Snow defeats Bolton and his army with the help of wildlings and Knights of Vale, and Sansa rightly delivers him to the hounds who once fed on his victims.

 

8. Viserion (Season 7, Episode 6)

Viserion

Daenerys‘ rescue attempt results in the death of one of her ‘children’. Viserion is killed by a well-aimed javelin thrown by the Night King, resulting in an instant death.

 

7. Littlefinger (Season 7, Episode 7)

Littlefinger

In a shocking turn of events, Petyr Baelish “Littlefinger” loses at his own game of cunning, when Arya Stark tricks him into believing he can create a rift between the Stark sisters.

 

6. Joffrey Baratheon (Season 4, Episode 2)

Joffrey

Another one of the most satisfying deaths on the show, Joffrey Baratheon, one of the most hated characters on the show, choked on his own blood and died horribly after being poisoned by Olenna Tyrell.

 

5. Jon Snow (Season 5, Episode 10)

Jon snow

Fans cried when the show’s poster boy was stabbed to death by his brothers of the Night’s Watch. Luckily Jon was resurrected by Melisandre in the next episode.

 

4. Ned Stark (Season 1, Episode 9)

Ned stark

The first death on the show that moved the viewers by large, many fans were hoping that the honourable Warden of the North would somehow escape his execution.

 

3. Hodor (Season 6, Episode 5)

Hodor

One of the most loving characters in television history, Hodor’s secret and his demise made even the toughest of fans cry out rivers. He dies heroically trying to save Bran Stark from the undead.

 

2. Oberyn Martell (Season 4, Episode 8)

Oberyn Martell

Oberyn Martell became a fan favourite in a really short time, but Pedro Pascal’s charm wasn’t enough to keep him alive. He was crushed to death by the huge monstrosity known as the Mountain.

 

1. The Red Wedding (Season 3, Episode 9)

Red wedding

There’s no denying the Red Wedding is the most terrifying death scene ever filmed in all of television history. The brutal execution of the Starks and their supporters by the Freys and Boltons left fans worldwide in utter shock.

Do you think the ranking is justified? Tell us about your list in the comments below!







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