Sunday 24 March 2013

Dragons from the Game of Thrones Exhibit

We all have the bug….Yes; many of us, regardless of age, creed or gender, love dragons. This despite the fact that some have done their best to portray these celestial beings in literary or in visual form as fierce, horrifying and deadly monsters that swoop from the sky to tear apart and incinerate all in their path.  Modern times have been kinder to Dragons however and the lover of dragons, or dare I call us the Dragonets, have multiplied in numbers.  We are enthralled with the episodes containing a dragon or dragons such as those in the Merlin series.  Now a popular series satiates our dragon craving as it ventures to its third season on HBO and also starts on Showcase for the wider viewing audience.
For one week from March 11th to the 15th The Game of Thrones was featured in an exhibit at the Design Exchange on Bay St. in Toronto. One of the best parts of the show was getting up close to the Dragons of Westeros.

Dragons eggs presented to Daenerys Targaryen by Illyrio at her wedding to Khal Drogo.
There was one egg, the green one, missing from the exhibit. It had been presented to George RR Martin after the filming as a memento. Here is the scene from the wedding:

The Dragons hatched from the eggs after being burned in the funeral pyre of Khal Drogo, a fire that Daenerys walked into and magically survived. This earned her the title of Mother of Dragons.

Daenerys and the baby Dragon

You can see this scene here, but be warned: it is not safe for underage viewing or viewing at work. I am not going to put it up in this blog because of that.

The young dragons grow rapidly.

And soon are quite fearsome:

Under the guidance of their mother Daenerys they begin to show the inklings of the formidable weapons they will become when they are full grown.

Later shows will no doubt show more of the three dragons Viserion, Rhaegal and Drogon. Keep watching on HBO.

You can see more pictues from The Game of Thrones Event in Toronto at BoSt Notable Inklings blog post:
The Game of Thrones Exhibit

Here's a collection of the Dragon scenes in Game of Thrones from Season 1-4

In Season 5 Episode 9- We see Drogon all grown up and coming to the rescue of his mother.

"Drogon." Relive the moment. (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD)
Posted by Game of Thrones on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

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