Game of Thrones

Someone Predicted The Meaning of “Hodor” Over Eight Years Ago Via

If you’re not caught up on Game of Thrones, read no further. SPOILERS AHEAD, obviously.

If you’re anything like us, you are probably still crying over the tragic ending on Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones. While he won’t try to dissect exactly how Hodor’s brain ended up broken during Bran’s warg withing a warg session (wargception?), we will point out that at least one human being on this planet totally called it.

The short version is this: as Bran, Meera, and Hodor attempt to flee when the White Walkers show up, Hodor gets scared and refuses to get up. Bran, who is already warging into past Winterfell, can somehow hear Meera’s shouts for help from the present, and wargs into Hodor to get him moving. As they plead for present day Hodor to “hold the door” (as in, hold it shut so the white walkers don’t kill Bran), something snaps in the brain of past Hodor, as he begins to have some sort of seizure while repeating the phrase “hold the door.” Eventually that phrases just becomes “hodor.”

Amazingly, a fan named Myrddin on the original A Song of Ice and Fire forum accurately predicted the meaning of Hodor in 2008. For those keeping track, that’s three years before the show would become a global pop culture phenomenon when it debuted on HBO. Via

Who is this mysterious Myrddin and what other secrets does he know? Or maybe he just got really lucky with a random shot in the dark fan theory.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.