American Puritans & Game of Thrones

Sinners in the Hands of a Many-Faced God

The “Game of Thrones” television series, an adaption of the book series by George R.R. Martin, revolves around a fantastic world where several wealthy and prominent families compete for a kingdom known as Westeros. The vicious battles between them are paralleled by wars fought between several religious groups, including the followers of the Lord of… Continue reading Sinners in the Hands of a Many-Faced God

American Puritans & Game of Thrones

Sinners in the Hands of Seven Angry Gods: An Analysis of Puritan Ideology in “Game of Thrones”

The entertainment industry often draws from history in creating new content for people to enjoy; we saw this with shows such as Roots, North and South, and now Game of Thrones. While the former two were clear depictions of historical events, the historical background to Game of Thrones is less obvious. But with a close… Continue reading Sinners in the Hands of Seven Angry Gods: An Analysis of Puritan Ideology in “Game of Thrones”

American Puritans & Game of Thrones

Who would have thought? Comparing America’s Puritans and Game of Thrones’ Old Gods of the Forest

  How did Game of Thrones become so popular? Is it because of the ongoing action that keeps us entertained? Word of mouth of how “good” it actually is? What about the sex scenes? Maybe, who knows? Religion is an important part of the series as well, but as viewers we tend to overlook such… Continue reading Who would have thought? Comparing America’s Puritans and Game of Thrones’ Old Gods of the Forest

American Puritans & Game of Thrones

Are there Puritans in Game of Thrones?

George R. R. Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-) has been adapted by HBO to the television series widely known as The Game of Thrones (2011-). Martin’s world-building in the series includes several competing religious groups that worship either “The Seven” in the Faith of the Seven, The Lord of Light, the Drowned God, the Many-Faced… Continue reading Are there Puritans in Game of Thrones?