'Game Of Thrones': What Does 'Hodor' Really Mean, Anyway?

Rachel Tsoumbakos

For many fans of HBO's Game of Thrones, there is a character who says so much without really ever saying anything at all: Hodor. That is his name and that is all that he ever says. But could the word have a special meaning? The actor who plays Hodor, Kristian Nairn, would like to think so.

When he was interviewed recently by Huffington Post, the Game of Thrones actor thought it would be nice if Hodor was the one magical word that could tame a wild dragon.

"I would like there to be a dragon," he explains, "and the word to control it is 'Hodor.' He somehow tames it with the word Hodor."

Game of Thrones Hodor meme

There are other theories too in relation to the meaning of Hodor, and, as Nairn points out, the creator of the books series Game of Thrones is based on, George R.R. Martin never does anything by accident, so lets have a look at the theories out there (but be warned, there are spoilers contained within):

Game of Thrones returns to HBO for season 6 in 2016.

What do you think the word 'Hodor' really means? Let us know by commenting below.

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