A GAME OF THRONES Map, Google Maps Style
So, obviously you love Game of Thrones as much as we do, and by now you’ve probably got a pretty good handle on the relative location of everything in Westeros and beyond. “Relative” being the operative word. As amazing as the gorgeous 3D opening titles are, they don’t really give much of a base for where exactly everything is, and what roads to take to get there. I mean, like we know the North is probably north of everything else, and Essos is east of Westeros, and to get to King’s Landing, you probably need to take the Kingsroad, but where is the Eyrie in relation to Casterly Rock? Where’s Dorne in relation to The Twins? Where’s Meereen in relation to, well, anything? Can’t we just use Game of Thrones Google Maps?
Luckily, a Redditor named selvag created a version of the Westerosi map in that style, highlighting just the necessary facts: What are the names of places? Where are those places? How does one get from one of those places to another of those places? The. End. As you can see, Westeros is a lot longer, or taller I guess, than you perhaps knew, and their Kingsroad goes all the way from King’s Landing to Castle Black. It’s the U.S. Route 20 of the fictional world. (For the trivia hungry out there, U.S. Route 20 is the longest United States highway, stretching from Boston, MA, to Newport, OR.) Did you know that Dorne is just really far south? People act like it’s another planet, but it’s just super far away. You know what IS super far away? Meereen. You know how I know? Cuz it’s not even on this map. That’s how far east it is, meaning Daenerys is so ridiculously far away. No wonder Tyrion’s been all stir crazy; that’s a long journey, yo.
Anyway, provided you’re just in Westeros (and really, that’s where all the best stuff is), this map should help you get around no problem.
Let’s do a game in the comments: Start at any of the major cities and see how many big places you can hit on the fewest number of roads. Share your path below!
Featured image: HBO