|QUOTE (Otter @ Wednesday, Jun 15 2011, 05:51)|
| It's the heart tree, carved into a weirwood, central to the Godswood and a place to worship the Old Religion. It's expanded on quite a bit in the books, but they've lefy a lot of the lore out of the series. Read a little about it here. (this page is spoiler free)|
Be careful not to click around too much and spoil yourself, though. Main point is that this is what the Northmen pray to, particularly the Starks. In that one episode where Jon takes a hike past the wall to make his oath before the tree with a face carved into it - same thing.
Holy f*ck I'm dorkin' out right here.
Yeah, there is a lot of background information in the books not in the show. I mean, has the common viewer realized that Lord Frey has like 40 children and probably, at least, three times as many grandchildren? Also, I'm not counting bastards.
If there is one thing that really makes be sad about Ned's death, it is that he never gets a chance to have a conversation with Jon about his birth.
I so want to see/read a prequel about rebellion against the Mad King. Hearing about all the characters is nice and all in the books and the series, but damnit!
Also, I've currently started to watch The Pillars fo the Earth (about to go off streaming on Netflix) and it is proofing to be a fine diversion to Game of Thrones if anyone is interested at that tidbit.
Not to mention that Camelot is about to go onto Netflix streaming and that the final two seasons of the Tudors better f*cking get on there.