[SPOILERS for those not caught up on Game of Thrones ahead.]
Following the season 6 finale of the ever popular epic fantasy drama series Game of Thrones this past Sunday, fans of showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' record breaking television show (based on American author George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books) are no doubt riding on an emotional high. In what was arguably one of the best seasons in the entire program's run on HBO thus far, the stage has now been definitively set for thrilling pair of climactic final two seasons.
As viewers around the world to continue to speculate as to where the story might be headed next (with questions surrounding certain characters' moral allegiances and ultimate mortal fates still up in the air), there is a lot to be answered for before Game of Thrones finally bids adieu. That being said, many viewers might be in need of a refresher course regarding many of the show's interrelated relationships (intimate and biological) ahead of the season 7 premiere next year.
Luckily enough for those still unsure about which characters are related to whom, HBO has just released a handy Game of Thrones relationships infographic detailing all of the many circuitous ways in which all of the most prominent houses of Westeros have crossed paths over the course of the show's history. Coming on the heels of one particularly crucial flashback during "The Winds of Winter", this chart should help those who are not quite as well read as some Martin readers might already be.
Check out the Game of Thrones relationships infographic from HBO below:
Die-hard Game of Thrones fans will probably love having this intricate and detailed chart to refer to leading up to the final two seasons of the chart topping fantasy series, and might even help entice those who haven't done so already to read the A Song of Ice and Fire books before season 7 premieres next spring. With the lineage of Lyanna Stark's progeny allusively wrapped up following the season 6 finale, fans can begin deciphering what other familial and matrimonial relations might yet be discovered or come to pass.
Until season 7 finally gets under way later next year, Game of Thrones fans will just have to bide their time and wait patiently for more thrilling fantasy content from the highly popular TV series on HBO. Benioff and Weiss have yet to steer fans too far away from the high watermark that the show has earned for itself over the course of six seasons thus far, and their dedication to the vast web of interrelated relationships between the program's characters has a lot to do with their continuing success.
Game of Thrones season 7 airs in Spring 2017 on HBO.