First premiering on HBO on April 17, 2011, Game of Thrones has grown to become a show that’s larger-than-life. Based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, with the help of HBO, Martin’s world became a reality for more than just the people who read his books. Now, in its final season, it’s time to look back on past episodes to find the many Easter eggs that the showrunners planted for their audience. How many of them did you catch? Spoilers ahead!
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Recognizable Swords On The Iron Throne
The Iron Thrones is the seat of the king of the Seven Kingdoms and is located in the Great Hall of the Red Keep in King’s Landing. It was created by Aegon the Conqueror who forged the throne using the swords from his defeated enemies and the fire from his dragon Balerion the Black Dread.
While the Iron Throne is made up numerous swords, if you look closely, you can spot some familiar swords from other films. One of the most recognizable is Gandalf’s sword, Glamdring, from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Other swords from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Kingdom of Heaven can be seen as well.