The Night King’s spiral symbol has been explained (Picture: HBO)Game Of Thrones season eight writer Dave Hill has explained what the Night King’s spiral symbol means.
In the premiere of the final season, Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) and Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) discovered child Lord Ned Umber nailed to a wall and surrounded by bloody, severed body parts in a peculiar spiral shape.
Hill revealed that the Night King uses the shape as a ‘sort of blasphemy’.
He told 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.’
So think of it as the Night King sticking two fingers up at the Children of the Forest.
It flies in the face of the fan theory that the spiral shape was a connection to the Targaryens, as it resembles the House sigil of a three-headed dragon.
There was also the idea that the Night King himself is a Targaryen as he can control his Ice Dragon, which used to belong to Daenerys Targareyn until he killed it.
Fans know that only Targaryens can ride dragons and they have seen the Night King do just that.
The premiere episode of the final season saw Jon Snow reunited with his sisters Arya and Sansa Stark before finding out the truth about his parentage.
It also saw Bran Stark come face to face with Jaime Lannister, who pushed Bran out of a window in season one after he saw Jaime having sex with his sister Cersei.
Game Of Thrones airs Sundays at 2am and Mondays at 9pm on Sky Atlantic. Seasons 1-7 are available to watch on NOW TV.
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