Museums Display Technologies Used in “Game of Thrones”: The Secret of Dragonglass
With the upcoming premiere for the 8th and final season of the one of the most, if not the most epic and breathtaking TV shows, “Game of Thrones”, we noticed that even the scientific institutions all over the world caught the necessary vibe. Being very diverse, the main focus of the show is actually the ongoing war between different kings, queens and kingdoms. And where there’s war, there are weapons. “Game of Thrones” can boast of a rich and manifold choice of weaponry. Swords and daggers made of Valyrian steel, different enchantments, the fire of dragons are all very interesting and very deadly, but today we want to focus on something more mysterious, and this is Dragonglass.
What is Dragonglass?Dragonglass is a legendary substance, created from the burning temperatures of the dragon “breath”. The swords made out of this material are one of the only methods to kill the White Walkers, the deadly non-human creatures from the deep North that aim to destroy every single person in the universe. [caption id="attachment_36328" align="alignnone" width="504"] Source: Game of Thrones Wiki[/caption] In the third book of the series “A Storm of Swords”, one of the characters, Samwell Tarly, describes it in the following way:
“The maesters say it comes from the fires of the earth. They call it obsidian.”