Despite of all the happy reunions throw-out the premier of GOT season 8, one of the most disturbing scenes of the episode was the last one where Lord Umber is in the middle of limbs arranged in a circle pattern.
The true fans of the show noticed this symbol is pretty familiar and it’s already been seen in different places… usually bad places…
Season 3, episode 3 – Jon saw this symbol made by horses’ parts.
Season 6, episode 5 – Bran saw this symbol made by stones when the Children of the Forest made the first Night King.
In the first episode of season 8, we saw the survivors of the wall crush (Dolorous Edd, Tormund, Beric Dondarrion and more) conclude that the Night King is trying to send a message using this symbol.
Alright so the Umber’s were killed & hung up in that spiral pattern, which is the same pattern we saw the White Walkers create in S3. Spirals go all the way back to the Children of the Forest soooooo in conclusion I don’t know what the fuck it all means ? #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/ZDJfmQEdOz
— ? (@basedprimate) April 15, 2019
Dave Hill, the writer of the first episode explained the meaning in an interview with the New York Post –
“As we saw with Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven, the spiral pattern was sacred to the Children of the Forest, who created the Night King by sacrificing a captured man in a spiral “henge of stones”. The Night King then adopted the symbol as a sort of blasphemy, like Satan with the upside-down cross”