Game of Thrones' dragons aren't actually dragons

Chris Edwards
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From Digital Spy

So here's a fact that'll probably completely ruin Game of Thrones for you: Daenerys Targaryen's dragons aren't actually dragons.

Yep. As pointed out by an eagle-eyed Reddit user, the mythical creatures in the drama can't actually be dragons as a dragon is meant to have four legs and two wings.

Instead, Daenerys' fire-breathing pets fit the description of 'wyverns', which have two legs and two wings, using the wings as an extra pair of legs.

So she's not the Mother of Dragons. She's actually the Mother of Wyverns.

Yeah, take that.

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The Reddit post has received over 2000 responses from people whose minds have undoubtedly been blown.

And on the topic of fantasy wildlife, George RR Martin may have given us reason to believe that season 8 of the show might just feature massive ice spiders.

The A Song of Ice and Fire author recently posted a picture of the terrifying ice spiders talked about in Westeros legend by Old Nan to Bran.

The picture is for a 2020 calendar, which depicts white walkers riding the terrifying beasts (side note: do they really plan calendars that far ahead?).

Could this mean that the upcoming final season of the show will depict the creatures roaming the land? They certainly wouldn't look out of place...

After all, we're expecting a big showdown between the humans and the White Walkers, and with an ice dragon in tow, why not just bung in a few massive ice spiders to make everything even more chaotic?

Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere in 2019. The show airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK. Season 7 is now available to buy on DVD, Blu-ray or digital download.

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