It would seem rather obvious that the gods of Elden Ring – Godfrey, Rennala, Radagon, and Marika – have a particular naming convention: G, R, R, M. It had been suggested that this was a cheeky, not-so-subtle nod from George R.R. Martin, who was responsible for creating the sweeping epic’s backstory and underlying lore. But the Game of Thrones author now insists that this Elden Ring theory is incorrect and is just a huge coincidence despite all the evidence otherwise.
Why George R.R. Martin denies those Elden Ring theories
As the principal world-builder for The Lands Between and its overarching mythos, George R.R. Martin was responsible for naming the gods of the world. But in a recent post on his personal blog, he is shocked and absolutely gobsmacked as to how people believe that the gods are named after him:
Oh, and as long as I am setting stuff straight, there’s a weird story all over the internet about how I “hid” my initials in ELDEN RING because… ah.. some of the character have names beginning with R, or G, or M. To which I say, “Eh? What? Really?” This was news to me.
I have been writing and publishing stories since 1971, and I suspect that I have been giving characters names beginning with R and G and M since the start. Along with the other twenty-three letters of the alphabet as well.
…[B]ut really, why would I have to hide my name inside the game? My name is right there ON the game, as one of the creators. Hey, ELDEN RING is exciting enough, no need to make up stuff.
It’s up to you whether he’s telling the truth or a bald-faced lie to end all bald-faced lies. George R.R. Martin is known for killing off fan-favorite characters, so why not go after fan-favorite theories too?
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