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George R. R. Martin comments on the world of Game of Thrones being called 'Planetos'

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Game of Thrones is set in a mysterious world that is not quite different from ours, but yet so different. We know that the events are shown to take place on two continents, namely Westeros, and Essos, separated by the sea. In addition to that, we know that there are two more continents in the same world, which are called Sothoryos and Ulthos, which remain yet unexplored. Now, for long, there have been speculations about what the world on which Game of Thrones takes place, is named. George R. R. Martin recently commented on this, and while he didn’t quite solve the mystery for us, it gave us some insight on it.

Since the continents are named Westeros, Essos, Sothoryos and Ulthos, fans have been calling the world “Planetos”. Recently a fan asked George R. R. Martin about what he intended on naming it, in the comments section of a post on his Not A Blog. The comment read:

“Incidentally, are you ever going to give a name to the World of Ice and Fire? In the English-speaking world, we call our planet Earth. In the legendary period of Earth history written about by Tolkien, the inhabitants call it Arda. Fans have, in the absence of such official names, dubbed the world of Westeros and Essos and Sothoryos ‘Planetos’, but that obviously feels a bit tongue in cheek. Basically, if you were to sit down with a Maester and ask him what planet he lives on, he would have an answer, right?”

Geroge did reply to the comment, but he didn’t quite hit us with an actual name. He said:

“He would probably call it Earth. Of course, it would not be that word, since he’d be speaking the Common Tongue, not English. But it would mean Earth.”

Definitely not Planetos then.

Now, we wish Martin had given us an actual name, but this is better than not having any opinion from him on the subject, at all. Now, what his explanation meant is that since everything the people from Westeros speak in, is in their common tongue but shows up in English when we read it, whenever they are to mention their world, they would actually be using their own word for the world, but we would still read it as Earth, which is a word which does show up in the books, so looks like we can put that discussion to rest.

What do you think about this? Tell us in the comments, below!

Every cloud has a silver lining. Even though the year 2020 has been full of tragedies and losses, there is some good news. Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are getting ready to welcome their first child.

The couple officially announced it back in September this year. It seems like they are getting ready to welcome the new family member. They were spotted on Thursday in England while loading some stuff into their Land Rover Defender.

Leslie stood to the side with the couple’s sweet dog. Kit did the heavy lifting, placing carrier bags and black bags into the back of the car.

Rose sported a casual outfit and a stylish hat. She looked amazing with her baby bump on view. She held the pair’s pet Whippet’s lead in one hand and handed bags to Kit with the other.

Rose first showed off her baby bump earlier this year in stunning photos for Make Magazine. She explained that the pair of them have moved home to England ahead of having their baby.

What a glorious thing to be able to run to the countryside and recoup,” she said. “It’s a great privilege to be surrounded by greenery, birdsong and hedgerows, and our delightful neighbours. It’s so peaceful.”

Kit and Rose are setting some serious relationship goals. Shower the cute family with your best wishes in the comments below!

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Failures are the stepping stones to success. Game of Thrones became the huge and thriving franchise it is today after repeated efforts of the cast and crew despite facing huge setbacks. The popular TV show hit a major roadblock at the beginning of its filming. The original pilot episode of the series turned out to be a $10 million disaster and had to be re-filmed with a lot of changes. One of those changes also removed George R.R. Martin’s cameo scene.

Martin was supposed to appear as a Pentoshi magister at Khal Drogo and Daenerys’ wedding scene. He shared a picture of him in costume, along with co-star Ian McNeice. McNeice is dressed as Illyrio Mopatis, another magister of Pentos. They were shooting in Morocco.

Here’s another peek at the past, and the original pilot for GoT. We shot the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo in Morocco.   Ian McNeice played Illyrio Mopatis, and I played one of the wedding guests, presumably another magister. #TBT https://t.co/2BiGflKIIO pic.twitter.com/ItkUw75uvV

— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) October 29, 2020

The Game of Thrones writer shared the picture on his Twitter and personal website, Not a Blog. Fans loved the snap, some even described them as medieval Santas.

More can be found out about the show’s unaired pilot in Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd’s book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon. The book contains detailed information about various interviews with the show’s cast and crew. It delves into the secret behind-the-scene mysteries and brings them to the limelight.

Though the original pilot was absolutely bonkers and had to be re-shot, it lost a few fun elements. Like George R.R. Martin’s cameo, and even Ian McNeice was replaced. What do you think about the unaired pilot? Tell us in the comments below!

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Music has often been described as the language of the soul. Every person has a specific taste in music, and there’s that one singer whose songs get close to your heart. They speak directly to your soul. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has often confessed to being a big-time Eminem fan. She never feels shy to express her admiration for the revered rapper.

Eminem, who is often described as the greatest rap artist of the current generation, acknowledged Sophie’s love for his music on his Twitter account. Turner had earlier posted a pic wearing an ‘8 Mile‘ T-shirt on Instagram. Eminem Tweeted the post on his Twitter account.

Sophie Turner via Instagram. #Eminem pic.twitter.com/WByg8nNJuE

— EMINEM (@Eminem_Posts__) October 25, 2020

Turner, who was recently spotted with her cute little family in public, has often openly shown her love for the acclaimed artist. A couple of years ago, Sophie Turner appeared on James Corden’s show where she revealed she’s a big Eminem fan. She also rapped The Real Slim Shady. “I’m a huge fan of both, M&M’s and the rapper Eminem. I spit pure fire. My favourite is ‘The Real Slim Shady’,” said Sophie Turner before rapping the famous Eminem song.

Looking at Sophie’s talent, we might see her in a rap video in future. Do you like Sophie’s style? Let us know in the comments below!

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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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