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There’s a historical explanation for Ramsay being Ramsay

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Furious Game of Thrones fans react online after the shocking Ramsay scene

If I had water, and Ramsay Bolton was on fire, I’d drink it. He takes cruelty and gore to next levels. He fed his stepmother Walda to the dogs along with the baby boy. Oh and when Walda said she’d go away with the baby and that the baby is Ramsay’s brother, he said, “I prefer being the only child”. Ramsay killed everyone in the family because he did not want to give up on his claim to the seat of Bolton household. Though Ramsay originally was an illegitimate child, later he was legitimized by the king and became the rightful heir of House Bolton. But he still had the fear of losing everything to the legitimately born infant Bolton.

Now in the world of Westeros, different religions have different inheritance structures which they follow in order to decide future of families and kingdoms. One instance of such practices is Kingsmoot which was also mentioned in this Sunday’s episode when Yara Greyjoy said that her father, Balon Greyjoy would have wanted her to be the ruler after him. But there were two problems there, first is that daughters are given second preference because male heirs are given their father’s titles after the father leaves his stake or passes away and secondly, she wasn’t a first born. Furthermore, the world of Westeros is generally a world where legitimate birth is highly valued.

This structure is not only a part of the world of Game of Thrones since the inspiration for this structure came from real world practice called primogeniture where in a noble family, the first born (mostly son) inherits everything and whatever goes to the siblings, goes in the form of gifts. This practice was widely accepted and followed because the notion that went around with it was that if everything is given to one heir, then the property and land remains within the family. On the contrary, if the land is divided among children, only small pieces of land are left within the family. So basically, primogeniture meant estate and title.

Now going back to the world of Game of thrones, since Ramsay Bolton is the first born of Bolton House, he should ideally get his father’s money, armies and title. But he is also an illegitimate son and illegitimate sons (children) are not supposed to inherit at all, according to medieval history. Thus, the baby brother who was the legitimate child could have actually made Ramsay lose everything.

Does that make feeding a baby to the dogs okay? NO.







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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

Real-life is often different from reel life. The celebrities we idolize often face regular problems like normal people. We might want a life like theirs, but ignore the struggles they had to face. For example, Game of Thrones macho man Jason Momoa. Though he appears fearsome as Khal Drogo and majestic as Aquaman on-screen, he’s completely different in real life. The 41-year-old actor recently opened up about his life off-screen in an interview with Men’s Health magazine.

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

The Game of Thrones star revealed, “I may look big and tough, but I’m not. I’m nothing like Khal Drogo. I’m not even the king of my own house! I’m absolutely terrified of my wife.”

Momoa loves his family. He said, “We’ve all gotten so much closer. My wife is very sophisticated and smart and our kids and I are kind of like animals that need to be trained a little better. I’m constantly a work in progress, and I’ve just been trying to get better as a father and a husband.” 

Jason has been through a lot, without letting anyone know about his troubles. He recently revealed in an interview how his family was facing financial troubles after Game of Thrones. It is tough to imagine someone as popular as he went broke. Things got better for him after the Justice League.

What do you think of Jason Momoa’s relationship with his family? Tell us in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington spotted in Dublin filming Modern Love

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Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington spotted in Dublin filming Modern Love

It is no secret to Game of Thrones’ lovers that majority of the show’s filming took place in Ireland. The show led to a boost in tourism sector in the country. No wonder Ireland has a host of Game of Thrones attractions all over the place, new ones opening up soon. The Game of Thrones cast is no stranger to Irish lands. Kit Harington, who filmed a lot of scenes for the fantasy series as Jon Snow, is back in Ireland filming for another show.

The 33-year-old actor was spotted in Dublin filming for the upcoming series of Modern Love. The series tells the stories of couples published in the New York Times.

Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington spotted in Dublin filming Modern Love

He was seen cycling through the streets of Dublin for the second season of the Amazon Prime TV show. He looked quite different from his Game of Thrones character. Kit was wrapped up warm in a knit jumper, navy coat and scarf.

The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg is the only other actor officially confirmed for season two of the show. Little to no details are known about which columns have been chosen for the second season.

The Game of Thrones alum is expecting his first child with wife Rose Leslie. What are your expectations with Modern Love’s second season? Tell us in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean shines once again as a dad in new animated movie Wolfwalkers

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Game of Thrones' Sean Bean shines once again as a dad in animation Wolfwalkers

Animated movies are a doorway to relive our childhood. Adults and children enjoy them equally. Some of them have such an engaging story they turn out to be a huge success. Sean Bean starrer Wolfwalkers checks off all the markers of a great animated movie. (Another cool animation Hitpig is on the way!). The movie was released on 13th November in The US and has been received really well by critics worldwide.

Game of Thrones' Sean Bean shines once again as a dad in animation Wolfwalkers

Directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, Wolfwalkers is rooted in Irish folklore and art. It follows the tale of a young girl, Robyn (Honor Kneafsey), and her father, Bill (Sean Bean). They have been called from their homeland (England) to take out a pack of wolves in the town of Kilkenny, Ireland, in the 17th century. Robyn longs for the freedom she once had in England and wants to follow in her father’s footsteps as a hunter.

On the other side of the forest are wolfwalkers. They are a small breed of unique humans with the ability to turn into wolves when they sleep. They have control over wild wolves living in the surrounding forests. The wolfwalkers are forced to lash out as the townsfolk destroy their home, hunting them. Robyn must act as a mediator for her Irish town and the wolfwalkers of the forest.

The film features Celtic art and beautifully designed hand-drawn animation. From being the Dad Wolf in Game of Thrones to hunting wolves in Wolfwalkers, Sean Bean has come a long way. Give it a watch and tell us how you felt about it in the comments below!







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