‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode 5 Spoilers: Hodor Means ‘Hold The Door’

‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode 5 Spoilers: Hodor Means ‘Hold The Door’
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Ever since Hodor was shown in the past episode as the young boy Wylis, theories about what could have caused him to be a simpleton ran wild. But since HBO released the official title of Game of Thrones Season 6, ‘The Door,’ could fans finally learn the truth about Hodor saying “Hodor?”


Nineteen days ago, a Reddit thread gained traction online when one Redditor raised the theory that Hodor warged into Lyanna’s horse. This horse, according to the theory, might have been killed in the battle; hence Hodor was not able to come back.

However, as soon as the official title for “Game of Thrones Season 6” episode 5 was made public, fans are now turning its attention to one theory which at first seemed to be far-fetched.

“I think that Wylis was protecting Lyanna at the Tower, and due to his size, was told to ‘hold the door’ against her attackers. The last several minutes of his speaking life were probably spent repeating ‘hold the door’ to himself. But they broke through, beaned him, and the rest of his life is spent repeating ‘ho(ldthe)door’,” a Redditor who goes by the name Piney said.

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“I’m American, but when I read the books I read ‘Hodor’ pronounced as one word with the emphasis on the first syllable, and was surprised on the show when they gave equal emphasis to both syllables, almost like it’s two words, and with a pronounced r on the end. I think that’s meaningful,” the Redditor went on saying.

He or she was referring to the Tower of Joy where young Ned Stark had a fight against Rhaegar Targaryen. This happened when Lyanna was kidnapped by the Targaryen prince.

This idea was thrown in the same Reddit thread that can be found here.

This theory was actually not new as this was already thrown by a fan some years ago!

According to another Redditor, a guy shared an elevator with George RR Martin and the conversation reportedly went like this:

Guy: I finally figured out why you have a character named “Hodor.”

Martin: Oh?

Guy: I was thinking about your comment about wanting to be an elevator operator.  It’s clear to me now that “Hodor” is short for “Hold the door.”

Martin: (laughing) You don’t know how close to the truth you are!

Also read: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 5 Spoilers: Children Of The Forest Made The White Walkers

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  • mori bund

    Why do you post this spoiler in THE TITLE so that it appears on a Google search the everyone who googles Game of Thrones – and that even BEFORE THE EPISODE AIRED?

    • Hikaru J

      Because they were talking about a different door.

  • Robbie

    Ned Stark fought Rhaegar?

    At the Tower of Joy?


    Who was dead before that scene?

    Okey doke.

    And posting a spoiler in the headline, even though I’ve seen the episode, is a fucking shithead’s thing to do, you low life prick.

  • Remove the spoiler from the title.

  • Thomas Davidge

    Fuck off with that shit. No one wants spoilers in the title.

  • Victor November

    Heh, all this “predicted” spoilers arent so hard. Because on the internet is already the scenario of the 6th season. So nothing to hard. I can say the same, that THE WALL will be shoot down by a horn.

  • Michael Marr

    Buhweat (Eddie Murphy) would have named him HodyDoe

  • Oscar

    ok this is going fucking retarded

    im gonna spoil the season finale just based on this shit

    brandon wants to kill the “others” so what hes gonna do? go to the past and talk to aegon

    brandon: hey dude
    aegon: yes
    brandon : you know there are a large group of zombies in the future and they are going to kill everyone in westeros
    aegon: so what you wnat me to do
    brandon : you should burn al the others
    aegon: burn them all?
    brandon: yes all the others
    the fucking mindjacking goes like shit like the hodor thing and boom
    aegon the mad king: brun them all
    brandom: shit i fucked up


    • shut the f**k up

    • Jack Rock

      thats retarded

      • Oscar

        like this season

  • BeeFrmNYC

    I can’t believe bran messed up Hodor future by worging into him in the pass.

  • Dave Garofolo

    lol oh stop. this was impossible to predict without prior knowledge of the episode/story, and no one met GRRM in an elevator and the only thing they thought to say was this Hodor theory that just so happens to be true.

    take this nonsense to The Onion where it belongs.