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Symbolism of the White Walkers and Children of the Forest

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Did anyone else notice that the cave drawings that the children of the forest made and the arrangements of dead bodies from the white walkers are the same symbols?  I had to look back at episode one to find the first one, and then at Fist of the First Men the dead are arranged in a spiral pattern that matches the cave drawings.  I'm wondering if it's just more evidence that the children of the forest created the WW, or if there is more backstory here.  Maybe power is drawn from the symbols and could lead to a weakness.

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On Youtube, the two sites "History of Westeros" and "Mythical Astronomy of Ice and Fire" posted a discussion which speculated that the symbols were related to an eclipse and a meteor striking the moon and causing a rain of celestial debris and thus the Long Night. My summary sounds trite: the discussion covered much more and involved a cornucopia of proof texts from various sources written by Martin as well as mythologies from our world.

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