Westeros: land of danger, dragons and some of the most amazing mothers ever put on television. With a new episode airing tonight (May 11), and it being Mother’s Day and all, lets look back on the fine ladies of “Game of Thrones” who call themselves Moms:
Not only that, but the tens of thousands of slaves she’s freed call her “Mhysa,” the Ghiscari word for mother. We’d say that deserves a nice breakfast in bed, or at least some flowers.
She’s begged, bartered, stolen and generally brought the realm down around everyone’s ears, all for the sake of making sure her sons and daughter are safe. Too bad, then, that things haven’t led to safety for at least one of the trio.
Yes, her son Mace is a bit of a doofus, but her spiritual daughter, Margaery, is coming out better than anyone in the Game by sticking with her grandmother’s advice. That’s some good parenting, even if it’s really grandparenting.
And as readers of the books know, its smooth sailing for Gilly and her kid from here on out!
The Unknown Moms
Shout out to all the moms of bastards in Westeros, from the lady who did it with King Robert Barantheon and spat out Gendry, to whoever gave birth to Jon Snow. These are the unsung heroes of the Seven Kingdoms. You may never get the credit, or any lines… But this Mhysa’s Day, we salute you.