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Game of Thrones

What Does Natalie Dormer’s Tattoo Mean?

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, who portrays Margaery Tyrell on the hit HBO show, may be well on her way to becoming an epic fantasy icon, but it turns out the actress is a big fan of the sci-fi genre as well!

During Natalie's recent appearance on the Today Show, eagle-eyed Kathie Lee Gifford spotted a small tattoo on Natalie’s arm and asked her to divulge its meaning. “That’s from the litany against fear,” Natalie says of her tattoo. “From the novel Dune, the Frank Herbert novel from the ‘60s ... It’s to remind me to take me out of my comfort zone.” So apparently Natalie is into Dune, widely considered to be one of the best science fiction novels of all time. Who knew?

While we can’t clearly make out Natalie’s tat in the video, the full litany of fear is as follows: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing....only I will remain.”

Pretty inspiring stuff, we wonder if Margaery had a similar mantra while dealing with Joffrey!

04.22.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Johnny Brayson
Related: Game of Thrones, TV Stars, Natalie Dormer

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