Game Of Thrones is best described as an incredibly dense
compilation of fictional history mixed with complicated geo-politics and
mythology. It’s also an epic story where all of your favourite characters will
die and bad guys will always triumph, but let’s ignore that for now and focus
on the first point.
Since the very beginning, way back in the 1990s when the
first book in the Song Of Ice And Fire saga was published, Game Of Thrones has
offered fans one of the most compelling fictional mythologies of any fantasy
series. The reason we love Game Of Thrones so much is because Westeros feels so
With thousands of years of complicated history written up by
author George RR Martin and plugged into the books, it only makes sense that
the HBO series can’t possibly deal with all of it. After all, the show has
changed much of the books’ more complicated mythology in order to appeal to a
mass audience, so it makes sense that some big facts are going to be left out.
Detail like the arrival of the First Men and the history of the Andals’
religion is necessarily left out of the show because it simply doesn’t matter to
the larger story. Having said that, there’s so much about Westeros that the
show hasn’t unpacked, and all of it gives us a better understanding of the
world that our favourite (and least favourite) characters live in.
Some facts have been left out of Game Of Thrones simply
because they would take too much time to cover, while others were excised
because they contradicted something that the show already explained. Whichever
way you look at it, some of the most interesting facts about Westeros are the
ones you never knew, and will never be talked about on the series.
You really don't know as much as you thought, Jon Snow.
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