1. The phrase “Valar Morghulis” which means “All men must die” is often responded with “Valar Dohaeris” meaning “All men must serve.”
2. The Iron Throne is said to be made out of the swords of Aegon the Conqueror’s enemies. However, the iron throne in the TV series is made out of fiberglass and covered in a layer of swords that have been crafted out of foam.
3. The direwolf pups that were adopted by the Stark children in the first season were actually Northern Inuit Dogs, a breed specifically bred to resemble wolves.
4. The storyline of Game of Thrones is inspired by historical events such as the War of Roses in the 15th century, where the two noble houses, York and Lancaster, fought for control of the English throne.
5. George R.R. Martin, the author of the book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” on which Game of Thrones is based, has revealed that the ending of the show will differ from the ending of his books.
6. The character of Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, was not originally written as a dwarf in the books. In fact, he was described as having mismatched eyes and a much different physical appearance.
7. Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show in history, with millions of illegal downloads for each episode.
8. The Dothraki language was created entirely for the show, with over 3,000 words and its own grammar. Linguist David J. Peterson was hired to develop the Dothraki language for the series.
9. The show has filmed in 10 different countries, including Northern Ireland, Croatia, Malta, Iceland, Spain, and Morocco, creating a diverse range of landscapes and settings.
10. The character of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Drogon, is named after Khal Drogo, her deceased husband and leader of the Dothraki people. The other two dragons, Viserion and Rhaegal, are named after her brother Viserys and her eldest brother Rhaegar.