From invented languages to medieval throwbacks to magical beings, in honor of the return of the popular television series, let's delve into the language of Game of Thrones, based on the George R.R. Martin A Song of Ice and Fire books.
A good place to begin in the complex narrative of Game of Thrones is with the Iron Throne. It is literally an iron throne molded from hundreds of swords surrendered in battles won by Aegon the Conqueror.
Figuratively, the Iron Throne refers to the Seven Kingdoms of the land of Westeros or the "Realm." It is also used to describe this monarchy and the power it holds above its people.
Fun fact: An actual regent, Queen Elizabeth II, visited the set of Game of Thrones in 2014. Her Highness admired the Iron Throne but did not actually sit on it.