Gandalf’s Sword Has Been Spotted In The Iron Throne From "Game Of Thrones"

Redittor NoMoreHodoring has discovered that Sean Bean and dragons aren’t the only things Game Of Thrones and Lord Of The Rings have in common.

1. Forged by Aegon I Targaryen from the swords of his enemies, the Iron Throne is the seat of the king of the Seven Kingdoms.

2. But according to eagle-eyed redditor, NoMoreHodoring, one of the swords in question is Glamdring - Gandalf’s sword from Lord Of The Rings.

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3. Here’s the sword being inspected in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Unsurprisingly reddit then decided to see what other swords it could find in the Iron Throne.

4. It seems quite likely that the sword just to the right of Gandalf’s is the sword Robin uses in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.

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Whether these inclusions were an intentional nod to the other films or just an act of necessity thanks to the props department having to source as many swords as they could is unknown.

If it was an accident it wouldn’t be the first time that something like this had happened on Game Of Thrones.

5. In 2012 the show was forced to apologise after it showed George W. Bush’s head on a spike.


On the DVD commentary David Benioff and DB Weiss admitted that it was, in fact, the former president’s head on a spike, but denied that there was any motive other than convenience.

“It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around”, they claimed.

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Robin Edds is editor-at-large at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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