“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song of Ice and Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In the “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott Andrews discusses some of the more important words in the world of Game of Thrones. For the winter solstice, Scott takes a look at the embodiments of Westeros’ chill….
“They wasn’t gone, old man. They was sleeping. And they ain’t sleeping no more.”
—Osha to Maester Luwin, Season 1, Episode 7
Now that winter is upon us (at least in the North), it’s time to explore the terrifying creatures so intimately connected with it — the White Walkers. We saw a glimpse of a White Walker in the very first scene of the Game of Thrones pilot. Prior to that, the Walkers hadn’t been seen for 8000 years. No wonder Ned didn’t believe that poor deserter.
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