The Blackfyres – Game of Thrones Season 8 Histories and Lore

Varys: Aegon, the Fourth of His Name, is remembered by history as “The Unworthy”. Quite a feat considering the other kings of Westeros. But even in a family not known for equanimity, Aegon stands out for spiteful incompetence. He tore apart the realm simply because he couldn’t rule himself, much less Westeros. As a young […]

Maegor the Cruel – Game of Thrones Season 8 Histories and Lore –

Varys: Though the Targaryens had forged the Seven Kingdoms in fire and blood, they didn’t govern with them. Until they did. Maegor, First of His Name, defined counsel as confirmation and disagreement as treason. Three Grand Maesters tried to avert disaster. Instead of taking their advice, Maegor took their heads. As a second son and […]

Game of Thrones characters’ family tree: How is Jon Snow related to Daenerys Targaryen?

Game of Thrones characters’ family tree: How is Jon Snow related to Daenerys Targaryen? The hit fantasy drama returns on Sunday July 17, a full year after the reveal that Jon Snow is not the illegitimate child of Ned Stark, but rather the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna. In the season six finale, Jon’s supposed […]

Game of Thrones Symbolism: The Targaryens

In Game of Thrones, the Targaryens bring the magic and the fury. They represent a vitality and a mystery both inspirational and terrifying. The Targaryen sigil is a red three-headed dragon on a black field. Like their bold colors, the Targaryens are raw and ruthless. Like their dragons, they are larger-than-life, connected to the essential […]