How Did The Templars Influence Game of Thrones


Game of Thrones is one of the popular series in the history of television. The finale episode aired on May 19th, 2019, and even nearly two years after it ended, it remains the center of the interest of the public and the critics.

The epic tale is the work of the novelist George R.R Martin in which he manifested his passion for the supernatural, dynasties, and medieval times. We can find many Middle ages elements in the story, including analogies with the monastic order of the Knights Templar.

The author of the books has always talked about his fascination with medieval history and how he exploited some of its elements in his books, notably, a song of ice and fire. In this latter, there are some obvious parallels between the events in the book and the events that the Knights of the Templar went through. For example, The Night's watch is similar to the Knights Templar in a myriad of ways. For instance, the members of the Night's watch are forbidden from getting married, have children, be materialistic or hold any land "Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come."―The Night's Watch oath. Similar to the latter, the Knights Templar were devoted only to worshipping God in the most selfless way, depriving themselves of anything that is material; money, wives, lands, treasures.

The fascinating history of the Knights, along with other elements, has clearly inspired the epic tale of Game of Thrones.


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