Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6, of course.​

In an episode that featured long, magnificent musical scores, it's fitting that a scene in the Game of Thrones season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter," explained a subtle detail embedded within the most iconic Thrones music moment of all: the intro credits.

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You see this thing at the beginning of every episode.

You know...this thing!
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Zoomed in, it features carvings depicting various events from Westerosi history. Here's the Lannister lion and Baratheon stag ramming and thereby ending the long reign of the Targaryen dragon.

Throughout the opening titles we see close ups of it that depict the recent history of Westeros. Here you can see the Lannisters (the lion) and Baratheons (the stag) defeating the Targaryens (the dragon).
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An even more subtle detail in the season finale itself explained where that orb-ish apparatus comes from—apparently it's a dangling, chandelier type device in the Citadel's library.

Once he's granted entry to the Citadel's library, Sam almost does a happy cry because he's such a massive nerd. BUT HANG ON – what's that thing on the ceiling?!
Sam, thinking "Ohhhhh."
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