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Game of Thrones writer reveals what The Night King's sigil actually means

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Posted: 19/04/19 - 08:08
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**SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FIRST EPISODE**

Still having nightmares about that bit in the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere when little Ned Umber's dead body, which was pinned against a bunch of severed limbs, suddenly woke up and started screaming? Us too.

You may also have lost a few hours' sleep wondering why the disembodied parts were arranged into a lovely spiral pattern by the White Walkers.

Well, the premiere's writer Dave Hill has now revealed what the terrifying sigil means, and it probably won't help you get to bed, to be honest.

Speaking to the New York Post in a wide-ranging interview, Hill explained: "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."

I Call True: Proving that we were right to call out the 'fan theory' the other day about it meaning he was a Targaryen http://bit.ly/2VR4MkZ

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Good scene especially to see Tormund and Beric survived the end of S7 and the walls collapse.
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Guess that puts that fan theory to bed once and for all then hopefully!
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It was a pretty sickly display that this image thankfully hides well