Tag Archives: Sand Snakes

Words Are Wind: Bastards and bastard names

By Scott Andrews on

“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song of Ice and Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In this “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott … Continue reading

Game of Thrones Season 5: Introducing the Sand Snakes

By David (Razor) Harris on

Last season, Season 4 on Game of Thrones, fans were introduced to The Red Viper of Dorne Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal), and his paramour, Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma). Prince Oberyn came to King’s Landing seeking revenge for the savage … Continue reading

New Pictures of Sand Snakes, Arya and More!

By Ani Bundel on

Entertainment Weekly is just a font of Game of Thrones pictures and news this week. Yesterday we got a look at the new covers that included Arya’s amazing new transformation. Today we’ve got portraits of the Snakes, as you can … Continue reading

Designing Game of Thrones Season 5: Dornish Weaponry

By Cameron White on

The behind-the-scenes feature blog Making Game of Thrones posted a new video today, in which weapons designer Tommy Dunne talks about designing the distinctive weapons of the Sand Snakes as well as Areo Hotah’s longaxe. The truly exciting part of the video, though, … Continue reading

Indira Varma reveals Sand Snake Details

By Ani Bundel on

Indira Varma only joined the cast of Game of Thrones a year ago, as part of the advance party for the upcoming Dornish invasion this season. Though she and Pedro Pascal didn’t have all that much screen time in the … Continue reading

The Small Council: What stood out most to you about the Season 5 trailer?

By WiC Staff on

Welcome back to The Small Council, where our staff and contributors give quick answers to the pressing questions about Game of Thrones! This week, we welcome new staff member David Harris as well as Scott Andrews of our Words are … Continue reading

Five Burning Questions about the Season 5 trailer–for readers

By Rowan Kaiser on

We’ve had our first good look at the Season 5 trailer of Game of Thrones, and we’re getting more and more hyped for the season. But this season is going to be much more of a loose adaptation, thanks to … Continue reading

Keisha Castle-Hughes talks Obara Sand and Game of Thrones

By Ani Bundel on

Keisha Castle-Hughes is one of the nine new faces we’ll be meeting when Season 5 debuts this April. Her character, Obara Sand, is the eldest (and reportedly deadliest) of the Sand Snakes, bastard daughters of the late, much-loved Oberyn Martell. … Continue reading

Sand Snakes’ nippled breastplates “A mistake”

By Ani Bundel on

Last week, Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton gave a talk at the MET as part of their Dressed to Kill: Arms and Armor From Medieval Knights to Game of Thrones. The talk was interesting and historically informative. But … Continue reading

Sand Snakes Rehearsing Their Deadly Sting

By Ani Bundel on

Though filming in Sevilla is over, we’ve still got a few pictures leaking out here and there. For what it’s worth, the tight lock down held pretty well for the production, with the bulk of the pictures and videos that … Continue reading

Sand Snakes spotted on set!

By Ani Bundel on

In our excitement this week to finally see the Dornishmen in costume, there’s one group of newcomers we haven’t gotten a glimpse of yet: Oberyn’s bastard daughters, known as the Sand Snakes. Finally, this has been remedied. Unlike Thursday’s pics, … Continue reading

Keisha Castle-Hughes rumored to be joining Game of Thrones

By Ours is the Fury on

According to the New Zealand Herald, Academy Award-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is rumored to be the newest addition to season five of Game of Thrones. The Herald reports that the actress, best known for starring in Whale Rider, is telling … Continue reading



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