A Game of Thrones fan predicted the meaning behind Hodor's name eight years ago

A fan guessed the meaning behind Hodor's name in 2008. Photo / HBO
A fan guessed the meaning behind Hodor's name in 2008. Photo / HBO

Last week, Game of Thrones aired one of its biggest revelations yet when it delved into Hodor's history and how the beloved character got his name.

But while the rest of the fandom reeled from the shock, one Thrones fan finally got to see an eight-year-old prediction come to pass.

Last Monday, we found out Hodor's name stemmed from the phrase "hold the door", which was being shouted at him while Bran and Meera made a run for safety during a white walker attack.

But eight years ago, fans were discussing the origin of Hodor's name in a fan forum, in which one user wrote this:

The prediction that came eight years before the big reveal. Photo / Asoiaf Forum
The prediction that came eight years before the big reveal. Photo / Asoiaf Forum

It reads: "The poor guy is just asking someone to hold the door for him, since he's always carrying someone else around. After a while, 'Hold the door' became...Hodoor.

"His mind finally snapped, and now all he can say is Hodor."

That fan was Stuart A Etter who, today, is enjoying new-found fame.

Fellow fans are tweeting and messaging him asking for more predictions and his thoughts on what will happen on today's episode of the hit show.

And Etter is hoping his prediction will catch the attention of HBO, and posted a tongue-in-cheek tweet asking what his prize was.


• The next episode of Game of Thrones will air on Sky SoHo at 1pm and again at 8.30pm, and is available for streaming on Neon.

- NZ Herald

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