Good Guy Garlan Posted May 2, 2014 Share Posted May 2, 2014 I just noticed Old Nan was full of shit: They hunted the maids through the frozen forests, and fed their dead servants on the flesh of human children. Well, no, they fucking turned them into Others! I have a small theory. I think what we know about the Northern myths is inversed; that is, the Night's King was not a bad guy and the Last Hero was the true villain We know that the Others never attacked Craster. Why? Because he gave them the babies as sacrifice (Didn't Doran Martell said something like princes are the coin they must pay, talking about giving Quentyn to pacify the Yronwoods? That could be a theme), and the show pretty much confirms this: Edd: "All the other wildlings have gone. Craster's still here. He must be doing something right" Well, what if the Night's King had to made whatever sacrifices and offerings he made at the Nightfort to keep the Others away from the Wall, like an obviously distasteful but necessary pact (Davos: "And I know a king protects his people or he is no king at all")? And the Last Hero? Well, Nan says he went North with 12 companions to look for the Children, and then she's interrupted. Well, what if he found them? I still can't shake the feeling that the Children are the true evil. What if they somehow unleashed the Others on the realm and the Last Hero went to them, not the ask their help against the Others but to ask them to basically command the Others to stop or something? And then there's something else: Aemon says "that ice preserves" and we kind of think it's a good thing because it gave him longevity, but there's another side to that coin. I think the Last Hero and his 12 companions became kind of corrupted by the Children, maybe asked for immortality of some kind and voila! Those were the 13 dudes in the episode Also, about the Starks and all that: I think their superstition to place a sword in the tombs started as a custom related to the Others, since Valyrian Steel is effective against them the Starks of the Age of Heroes probably placed the swords to keep not the evil spirits at bay as the superstition goes, but the actual walking dead inside. Re: Whitetree. There are burned bodies in the tree's mouth. We know that the Northerners used to offer bloody sacrifices to the trees as well. Craster's offerings are different: he gives the babies alive. I think that means that the Others are definetely not the Old Gods that the rest of the North seems to follow Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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