Help: Categories Overview

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This page gives an overview of all the categories used in this wiki and of their respective relations. If you're adding pages or images to the wiki, you often need to assign them a category, and it would be really nice if you take this overview into account :) for information on how to add categories see Help:Categories.

As a rule of thumb, you only need to add the lowest subcategory to a new page, which connects it to the rest of the category tree, This category hierarchy helps you to determine which suitable categories exist, also check articles on similar topics(by looking at the category list at the bottom of those articles), or ask we always happy to help ;)


Top-level category, All other categories/pages on the wiki are found below it.

Subcategories of Main: Used for:
Content Includes all content articles and their categories.
Editing Resources Help, Administrative and Maintenance resources for the editors
Images All uploaded images should be in this category or a subcategory thereof.
Users Optional "community" category.
Portal Includes the Main page, Portals and included pages(like quote of the day).


Subcategories of Content: Used for:
Characters Lists all the known Characters in the universe.
Culture Cultural aspects of SoIaF World
History Historic events and overview.
Houses All houses.
Geography The lay of the lands
Products Official book releases and associated merchandise.


Subcategories of Characters: Used for:
Characters by affiliation
Characters by region
Characters by status
POV characters


Subcategories of Culture: Used for:
Cultures All known people
Languages Everything related to Languages
Religions Everything related to Religion
Prophecy Everything related to prophecies
Books and scrolls All books that play a part in the story
Songs All songs that play a part in the story


Subcategories of History: Used for:
Events Other miscellaneous occurrences.
Wars Armed conflicts.
Battles Individual military engagements within a greater conflict.
Tourneys Competitive tournaments.


Subcategories of Houses: Used for:
Houses by region Geographic association of the House.
Houses by status Noble, knightly, or extinct.


Subcategories of Geography: Used for:
Places in Essos
Places in Westeros

Editing Resources

Subcategories of Editing Resources: Used for:
Templates All templates used on the wiki located here or used here according to their purpose/type.
Help Includes all help pages and resources.
Articles requested for deletion Automatic category containing all pages marked for Deletion.
Articles that are Stubs Automatic category containing all pages marked as Stubs.
Articles that need Cleanup Automatic category containing all pages marked as needing Cleanup.
Articles to be updated Automatic category containing all pages marked as needing Updating.


Subcategories of Images: Used for:
Character Images self explanatory
Coat of arms images self explanatory
Images By Artist
TV Adaptation Images includes all Images from the HBO TV Adaptation. note that by adding the {{Copyright tags|type=tv}} on the image page it's auto added here.
Cover Images all book and other products cover Images, those are considered fair uses. note that by adding the {{Copyright tags|type=cover}} on the image page it's auto added here.
User Page Images