Ancient Stark secrets and the end of Game of Thrones Season 8

by birtanpublished on August 21, 2020

At the start of Game of Thrones we meet the stark family there's Ned Catelyn Robb and they all die but we've still got Sansa Arya Brant reckons alive in the books and there's John who's secretly half Targaryen at least in the show we tend to see the

Starks as the good guys but the stark family aren't the Brady Bunch in Chapter one Ned the heads a guy and makes his sons watch and the kids all get pets from a giant dead wolf it's clear from the start that the Starks are

Connected to harsh ancient customs and mysterious magic bran becomes a psychic tree God ayuh a faceless assassin and John an undead prophetic warrior King the blood of House Stark is tied to the ancient secrets of Winterfell and the

Wall the night's king and White Walkers which might hint at the ending of Game of Thrones according to legend House Stark began 8,000 years ago after the long night when the White Walkers came for the

First time the walkers were defeated by the last hero with the children of the forest all by azor Ahai with a flaming sword there are lots of different legends but the Walkers went away and Brandon the Builder raised to the wall

To keep them out Brandon also built the castle of Winterfell and started House Stark who ruled as kings of winter for thousands of years eventually a people called the Andals invaded Westeros from across the sea bringing a new religion

And culture only the kings of winter could resist them and that's why the North keeps the customs of the first men worshiping the old gods and remembering things that others forget it all ties back to the foundation of House Stark in

The fight against White Walkers and winter the ancient words of House Stark are a warning that winter is coming the castle of Winterfell might be named for the place where the White Walkers were defeated where Winterfell

Winterfell is built on hot springs that keep it warm through winter and the crown of the stark kings was spiked with iron metal of winter to fight against the in the Winterfell crypts the statues of

Dead Starks have swords of iron and it said that White Walkers hate iron Winterfell might have magic defenses against White Walkers because the wall and storm's end have protective spells and Brandon the Builder is supposed to

Have built them both maybe he gave Winterfell protective spells as well it said there must always be a stark in Winterfell as though the Starks have an ancient responsibility to defend the north from winter and White Walkers but

The story goes deeper than that along the wall are 19 castles mostly abandoned now the oldest is the Nightfort a dark and sinister place that's connected to the White Walkers there are stories of a thing that came in the night that killed

People then brought them back as shambling slaves like whites there's a tale of a knight with eyes like blue stars like a white Walker and the oldest Nightfort legend tells of the Knights King in the TV show the leader of the

White Walkers is called the night king but he seems to be a different character to this night's King because the night's king was Lord Commander of the Nights Watch and he met a woman with skin cold as ice and eyes like blue stars which

Sounds like she was a white Walker the night's king made her his queen and gave her his seed and his soul together they ruled the Nightfort and made sacrifices to the White Walkers which might mean that they gave their children to the

Walkers like how the wildling Craster sacrifices his children the night's king and queen ruled for 13 years until they were cast down by the stark King Brandon the breaker old records of the night's king were destroyed and his name was

Forbidden wiped from the memory of man why was the name of the night's king so important well old nan says the night's king who was the brother of Brandon the breaker that the night's king was a stark so did

An ancient stock marry a white Walker we can't totally trust these old legends No really knows what happened thousands of years ago but the stories are there to give us hints and there was obviously some kind of white walk action at the

Nightfort which might have been part of the plan from the beginning because in book three we see the Black Gate a secret hidden magic gate at the Nightfort that lets Watchmen through the wall it's

Made of a living weirwood face at the bottom of a deep dark well it's super creepy and looks like just the sort of gate you'd use if you were secretly given babies to white walkers and thing is the Black Gate is as old as the wall

Itself it was built into the Nightfort from the start was this place designed for sacrifice to the white walkers the Nightfort was the Chiefs seat of the Nights Watch for thousands of years it was the first castle on the wall

Possibly built by Brandon the Builder founder of House Stark so why do its oldest legends point to sacrifice and marriage to White Walkers one popular theory is that the walkers weren't just defeated in the long night that there

Was actually a peace agreement we know that lots of wars in the north ended with the Starks marrying a daughter of their enemy so maybe the long night ended with the stark Knights King marrying a white Walker

We know that Craster makes peace with the walkers by sacrificing his children so maybe sacrifice at the Nightfort was part of this white Walker peace deal we also know that humans once made a pact with the children of the forest and this

Was done before a grove of weirwood trees maybe the weirwood Black Gate represents a similar pact between the white walkers and the Starks maybe a marriage alliance with the white walkers is how the Starks became kings of winter

And built the icy wall maybe the phrase there must always be a stark in Winterfell was part of this ancient agreement this is just speculation if there ever was a peace with the walkers it's now forgotten but the Starks might

Still be connected to the walkers by their blood as a theory that the Starks are descended from the night's king and his icy Knights Queen a game of Thrones is full of symbolic repetitions and parallels it's like

Poetry at rhymes and one of the stories that's repeated is of a baby boy with a secret special bloodline being raised as a stark at Winterfell for example Jon Snow is secretly the son of Rhaegar Targaryen but John is raised

As Ned Stark's son at Winterfell another example is the story of Bale the bard where the son of a wildling was raised as a stark at Winterfell and there's a similar story with gillies baby remember that Gilly is one of the wives

Of Craster who gives his songs to the White Walkers when Gilly gives birth to a son she and Sam run south to save the baby passing through the Black Gate the Nightfort the plan is to raise Gilley's

Baby as Sam's bastard and John considers raising the boy at Winterfell so over and over there's a story of a baby boy with a secret bloodline being raised at Winterfell maybe the same thing happened with a child of the night's king like

We're told that Brandon the breaker cast down his brother the night's king what if Brandon found one of the Nights kings children had the Nightfort would Brandon murder his own baby nephew when kin slang is such a crime in the north or

Would Brandon take his brother's baby to Winterfell and raise him as his own just like Ned raised John and the Starks raised bales son the story of bale reveals that the Starks have wildling blood maybe the story of the night's

King reveals that the Starks have the blood of the Nights Queen the blood of White Walkers we are told that the Starks are not like other men that they're made of ice and made for the cold old stark kings included Brandon

Ice ice and edrick snow beard they named their sword ice just like the White Walkers use swords of ice maybe to the ancient kings of winter the words winter is coming was a boast and a threat because the ancient Starks didn't

Accidentally take over the north they conquered kingdom by Kingdom slaughtering men stealing wives wiping out entire houses these stocks were bad guys who did terrible things maybe in this brutal

Past the Starks embraced their white Walker blood just as the targaryen embraced their blood of the Dragon in their conquests there's a great symmetry in the Targaryen 's having fiery dragon blood if the Starks have icy white

Walker blood but being related to ice demons must have gone out of fashion because now the stock seemed to want to deny their white Walker heritage like that'd be why they hide the stock name of the night's king and these iron

Swords in the crypts were told that they keep the spirits of the Dead locked in their tombs why do the Starks need to lock away their own ancestors maybe because their ancestors are part white Walker

Maybe the Starks started using these iron swords to lock away their icy heritage maybe the iron in the crown of the kings of winter is there to suppress the white Walker in the mind of âge stark may be winter film isn't built

Just to keep Walker's out it's built to keep White Walkers in this whole thing could be very Lovecraftian HP Lovecraft was a horror writer who influenced Game of Thrones author George Martin there are Lovecraft references all over

The world of Thrones go watch our east video and one of Lovecraft's recurring ideas is the fear of something terrible in your ancestry in one story called the shadow of Innsmouth the narrator finds out that

He's descended from evil fish gods called Deep Ones he tries to resist the deep ones but ends up joining them in the sea maybe similarly the Starks will discover to their horror that they're descended from

White Walkers but we'll have no choice but to join them remember that Gilley's baby who was meant to be sacrificed to the White Walkers apparently to be transformed into one so when Gilly and Sam take the baby south instead the

White Walkers come after them to take back the baby that was promised maybe that's what's happening with the Starks like if the Starks are all descended from a baby of the night's king who is meant to be sacrificed

Maybe the walkers are now coming south to take back what's owed to take the Starks as their own John snow is set up as the guy to bait the White Walkers but surely the story won't end with just like a sword fight

With the night king author George Martin says that Game of Thrones isn't about good guys fighting bad guys it's about conflicts within the human heart like love versus duty survival versus sacrifice and that's what Jon's

Story is all about he sacrifices his honor his love his own life maybe now he'll have to sacrifice himself to the White Walkers he is the prince that was promised in more ways than one maybe he'll represent the stark blood

Promised to the White Walkers Jon makes peace with the wildlings maybe he'll make peace with the White Walkers it could be another marriage pact Jon could become the new night's king there are lines in the books about Jon having

Armor made of ice and his skin growing pale and cold the tragedy here would be that Jon has just fallen in love with Daenerys so again he'll have to choose between love and duty between fire and ice between banging his aunt and

Becoming a popsicle King to save the world it's fantasy and it's human drama and it's bittersweet this could be the end of Game of Thrones if you liked this video please like and subscribe we'll be

Making lots more videos for the final season of Game of Thrones for more on the Starks and White Walkers check out Lucifer means light bringer ideas of Ice and Fire gray area and others the community's

Done lots of great analysis on this stuff thanks to artists Orianna Weisner clara docks pop Ozzy and attached altar nose this video topic was chosen by the patrons at slash old shift X the thanks to patrons dr. Biggio vidura

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