Mythology in Game of Thrones

Mythology in Game of Thrones

By Valerie Estelle Frankel

Game of Thrones, book and show alike, is spun from classic myth, from the tales of Robin Hood and King Arthur to the Norse Ring Cycle and saga of Ragnarok. Above all these human adventures soar Daenerys’s dragons adapted from the dragons, wyverns, and wyrms of Western bestiaries. But what about the merlings, sealfolk, wargs, greenseers, grumpkins, and snarks: Which mythologies created them? A World of Ice and Fire has lured fans far deeper into Martin’s world with exciting new lore of the Valyrians, Mazemakers, and Deep Ones. Discover how it all fits together through the mystical legends of earth that inspired it all.

About Valerie Estelle Frankel
Valerie Estelle Frankel has written many books on pop culture including From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey, How Game of Thrones Will End, Winter is Coming: Symbols, Portents,...
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