'Game of Thrones' dragon got its voice from mating tortoises, sound designer reveals

Drogon is one of three dragons that feature in the popular series. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 04, 2018, 03.19 AM (IST)

Ever wondered how the Daenerys Targaryen's dragon Drogon got his voice?  Game of Thrones sound designer Paula Fairfield revealed that the noises made by the dragon are actually recordings of mating tortoises. 

The show features three dragons,'children' of Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.

Fairfield talked about the source of the sound during WNYC radio show Radiolab on Tuesday, reports dailymail.co.uk.

“The groan of the male actually became, with some work and adjustments and stuff, the basis of Drogon’s purr with Daenerys. I have sounds I might choose simply by certain personality traits that I might want to push forward.

“She named that dragon after Khal Drogo, her hot late husband, so Drogon is like her lover.” As a way of bringing the mythical creatures their own flair, Fairfield decided to give each dragon their own personalities and sounds.

“They’re very powerful, they can be very scary, they can be very destructive. But what’s kind of magical in Game of Thrones is that the intimate scenes also melt your heart and bring you closer to these characters that should be burning your face off,” she said.

Based on George RR Martin's book, the hit HBO series is currently off air. The eighth season of the show is being shot and it is going to be the final season of the popular series.