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Game of Thrones – Or Game of Bones – How Similar is the Direwolf Ghost to a Samoyed?

The runt of the litter! That one’s yours, Snow.” – Theon Greyjoy to Jon Snow.

Jon Snow's Ghost

Jon Snow’s Ghost

It’s Friday so I hope you’ll permit a post on the lighter side today. I wanted to have a bit of fun and talk about two of my favorite things, Samoyeds (obviously) and Game of Thrones.

I’m a GOT nerd; I’ve read all of the books, and I love the television show. And one of the things that immediately connected me to Game of Thrones were the direwolves, specifically Jon Snow’s direwolf Ghost.

And is it any wonder? Ghost happens

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Ramius – You Know Nothing Jon Snow!

to look an awfully lot like a Samoyed doesn’t he? Take a look at Ghost and my beloved Ramius (RIP sweety) here on the right. Pretty similar looking aren’t they?

And as much as I do love Game of Thrones, they have been absolutely BRUTAL on their direwolves! Why do they do that?! Other than Arya’s direwolf Nymeria, whose status is unknown after she was sent away for her safety in Season 1 (though she must still be alive…right…right?), Ghost is the only direwolf we know FOR SURE is still alive. Continue reading