One of the swords in the Iron Throne is a replica of Gandalf’s Glamdring from The Lord of the Rings.

Glamdring - Iron Throne

 

No single character has appeared in every episode of the series, despite the overlapping storylines.

Cast of Game of Thrones

 

Lena Headey (Cersei) and Jerome Flynn (Bronn) were in a relationship prior to filming that ended so badly there was a clause inserted into their contracts that they never share a scene together.  

Cersei and Bronn in a relationship

 

Scientists have named a species of sea slug ‘Tritonia Khaleesi’ after the Breaker of Chains herself, Daenerys Targaryen.

Tritonia Khaleesi

 

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, adopted the dog that played her Direwolf, Lady.

Direwolf Lady

 

A pilot episode was shot that will never be seen because it wasn’t up to scratch – George R.R. Martin even made a cameo. A majority was reshot, and some actors were even recast, resulting in the season one opener Winter is Coming.

Winter is coming

 

George R.R. Martin still hasn’t finished writing book six, The Winds of Winter.

The Winds of Winter

Games of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season is out on December 11.