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How realistic is it to have maggots to remove dead flesh?

It is realistic and has historical and recent usage proof/ From the Wikipedia page of Maggot therapy (Warning: This page contains graphic images): Written records have documented that maggots have ...
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What is the burning building this character walks past in the city?

I haven't watched it but found this article: https://www.distractify.com/p/whose-house-was-burning-house-of-the-dragon-episode-9 [...] we hope Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno) has good homeowner's insurance. ...
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What happens to the iron throne between the House of Dragon timeline and the Games of Thrones timeline?

From twinfinite Ryan Condal added in the same interview: “It’s as iconic as a lightsaber in Star Wars. What we wanted to do is honor that, but also tell the story of a more decadent time, and also ...
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Why is there more than one crown for the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms?

Some Targaryen kings preferred to wear a crown other than the one that their immediate predecessor wore. In House of the Dragon and in Fire & Blood (the book that the show was based on), Viserys I ...
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What happens to the iron throne between the House of Dragon timeline and the Games of Thrones timeline?

There are a couple of different layers to the answer, both in-canon and real-world. In-canon, we haven't yet heard anyone discuss it, mainly because all of the "later" shows were made ...
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How did Maester Mellos know to bring "Moon Tea" to Princess Rhaenyra?

King Viserys told Grand Maester Mellos. Relevant dialogue (emphasis mine): Rhaenyra: I'm sorry, what is that? Mellos: A tea, Princess. From the King. It will rid you of any unwanted consequences. In ...
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Why did Alicent misunderstand Viserys' last words?

Alicent heard what she wanted to hear; simple as that. If there was anyway she could be questioned on the truth of the conversation or if she questioned herself she would probably rationalise it as ...
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Is the inscription on this known dagger completely new mythology for the TV series House of the Dragon?

It does not appear in any source material, but is based on the information given to the showrunners by George R.R. Martin: At a press junket with Insider, Popsugar, Metacritic, and Gizmodo, Ryan ...
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How realistic is it to have maggots to remove dead flesh?

Maggot Therapy is explored in modern medicine since at least WW1 The first modern article about maggot therapy by William S. Baer was published in 1931. In his introduction, he starts with an anecdote ...
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Why have there been no birth defects to all children born of close relative marriages?

After comments I think the question is based on a false premise, that there are 'no defects'. 'Insanity' is a 'defect'. It is well-known to us today and we also know the reasons why. Even if Game of ...
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What is the significance of Aemond's sapphire eye?

The other answer is of course correct that this is just being used as an artificial eye. However, it's worth mentioning that the whole scene at Storm's End is almost perfectly accurate to the books. ...
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Music in the coronation scene of Aegon II

Yes, there is a connection. The music represents the monarch sitting (or that's going to sit) on the Iron Throne. The theme that the trumpets played before Aegon II makes his entrance is the melody to ...
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What is the maximum number of riders for a dragon in “Game of Thrones?”

According to A Wiki of Ice and Fire, there is only one rider at a time, but it is possible that a dragonrider can bring along a guest with them and/or that a dragon may take on/bond with more than one ...
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Who or What is the "beast beneath the boards"?

There are many discussions about that over the internet. Most of them try and explain who might be concerned and why. None of them actually focus on the meaning itself only. Suddenly your adversary's ...
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Are there no consequences in Criston killing Joffrey during a royal wedding ceremony?

Because he was upholding his vows as a member of the Kingsguard. While we do not know what the exact wording of the vows to be we do know some specifics: this elite group of knights sworn to father ...
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What is this item called on the table?

The closest thing i can think of is the Globus cruciger (sans the cruciger part). A regalia frequently used in christian royalty. The english name seems to be a sovoreign's orb, a simply an orb.
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What is the significance of Aemond's sapphire eye?

This is simply an artificial eye. Historically they were made of gold, but Aemond apparently chose a different precious material. We haven't seen this sapphire before as in court he preferred to cover ...
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What is the burning building this character walks past in the city?

You can see it yourself at the end of the previous episode, S01E08: It's house of the White Worm, the lady Mysaria. Then you can see Talya bringing message from the castle. The fire was plotted by ...
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What is the significance of Aemond's sapphire eye?

While we do not necessarily know if Aemond's trajectory will follow Fire & Blood, I would argue there is still symbolic significance to the choice/appearance of eye [stone] color. One major ...
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Why have there been no birth defects to all children born of close relative marriages?

I confirm that the question is based on a false premise. There are a lot of defects in the Targaryen bloodline, even beyond insanity. Mild spoilers beyond this point. White hair and purple eyes could ...
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