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25 Game of Thrones Easter Eggs Hidden Throughout the Series

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Vote up the Easter eggs you missed in Game of Thrones.

The world of Game of Thrones is dense and full of terrors. But it's also full of Easter eggs! George R.R. Martin has hidden so many subtle clues in the A Song of Ice and Fire books that he is afraid some fans have already figured out the secret ending and, like the books, the HBO show is also peppered with plenty of Game of Thrones hidden features and Easter eggs that are inspired by Martin's books and other sources.

Did you notice that Gandalf's sword is in the Iron Throne? How about that Jon Snow's best buds at the Wall have the same names as Frodo's pals in The Lord of the Rings? There are also initials carved on a wall that hint at Jon Snow's real parents, several references to Monty Python, nods to H.P. Lovecraft and Dragonslayer, and many, many more, if you are willing to keep your eyes peeled.

How many Game of Thrones dragon, er, Easter eggs did you catch while watching the show? Which one surprised you more than the Red Wedding? Vote up your favorite hidden message and help us decide which is the one Easter egg to sit the Iron Throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms!
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    Gandalf's Sword Is in the Iron Throne

    The Iron Throne is supposed to be made up of hundreds of swords hammered together for months while being welded by dragon fire. If you look closely you can see the handle of Gandalf's sword, Glamdring, from The Lord of the Rings. We're sure whoever did that meant it as an homage to J.R.R. Tolkien and not to suggest that Gandalf was defeated and his sword made into a throne.
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    Coldplay Drummer Will Champion Keeps the Beat at the Red Wedding

    Will Champion, best known as the drummer in Coldplay, appears on Game of Thrones in the infamous "Red Wedding" episode as - wait for it - a percussionist.
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    Daario Insults a Champion with a Monty Python Line

    In one episode, Daario defends Daenerys from a Meereenese champion by cutting off his head. Before he does this, he hurls a few insults in the fictional language of Old Ghiscari. According to the Game of Thrones linguist, he is saying the following lines, originally spoken by Monty Python's French Knight: "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."
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    Osha Making Brooms Is a Wink at Harry Potter

    Natalia Tena plays Osha on Game of Thrones, but she also played Nymphadora Tonks, in the Harry Potter movies. When we see Osha on Game of Thrones in season one, she is making brooms and there is a broom featured in several shots - a nod to her witchy big-screen shenanigans.