In A Song of Ice and Fire, the Iron Throne is the highest seat of power. It also refers to the kingship and monarch of Westeros. The King of Westeros sat on this throne when they rule the seven kingdoms. Iron Throne become an iconic image since the release of Game of Thrones’ first season. There are a lot of aspects you don’t know about it. Continue reading to explore more about the iron throne’s history.
Formation of the Iron Throne
Aegon I Targaryen created the Iron Throne after conquering six of the seven kingdoms of Westeros. He had a lot of swords that belonged to his fallen enemies and collected all. With these swords, he builds the real iron throne with the dragon flame of Balerion and keeps it in the throne room. For over two and half centuries, House Targaryen ruled the throne.
Uncomfortable to Sit on the Throne
The twisted sword behind the iron throne makes it impossible to lean back when sitting. Twisted steel and sharp edges remain on the throne’s armrest. The throne was created after 300 years, still, swords on it remain sharp enough to cut flesh. So, it is uncomfortable to sit on.
Throne Capable of Killing
The iron throne is usually seen for its royalty and majesty. However, there are a few instances in which it is terrifying. Aside from wounding several kings, the iron throne had killed the person sitting on it. One example of this is the death of King Maegor Targaryen.
A lot of kings and aspirants suffered cuts and injuries from sitting on the throne. The death of King Viserys I Targaryen was noticeable in the first season of House of the Dragon. Those cut by the iron throne were unfit to rule and fated to doom. For instance, Rhaenyra Targaryen suffered multiple cuts on her hands and legs when she sat on the throne first time.