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The Night King’s Sinister Message Means More Than We Thought

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Game of Thrones season eight kicked off with some pretty astounding plot advancements, from Jon Snow finding out the truth of his parentage to Cersei finally giving into the slimy Euron Greyjoy. However, the most notable scene was arguably the final jump scare, where the Night King left a bloody message nailed to the wall. However, this act was much more sinister than most fans realized.

The Spiral At The Last Hearth

When the men discover the remnants of the Night King at the Last Hearth, they were terribly sickened. Nailing bloody limbs and a child to the wall was horrifying, but who The Night King chose made fan’s skins crawl. The Night King murdered young Ned, Lord of House Umber, who had just left from the meeting at Winterfell. Some may think that this was a coincidence, but The Night King definitely wanted to say something with his demonic mural.

The Spiral Symbolism

Game of Thrones has used the spiral as a haunting White Walker motif since day one. In the very first episode, the “deserter” that Ned beheads had stumbled upon an arrangement of body parts from his friends in a similar design. Mance Rayder also finds a spiral arrangement of bodies after the White Walker attacks at the Fist of the First Men. The origin of this symbol comes from the creation of the first White Walker, which we see through one of Bran’s visions. The same pattern appears as the Children of the Forest put a dagger through the first White Walker’s heart.

The Night King Heads To Winterfell

With the Night King passing The Last Hearth, it’s likely that he will arrive at Winterfell very soon. This spells disaster since every major character, save Cersei, is in Winterfell. Plus, this message by the Night King proves that he knows what he’s doing. He knew who the Lord of Umber was, so it’s very likely that he knows who Jon, Dany, Sansa, and everyone else is and who to kill first. The Night King is no senseless murderer – he’s a demon on a mission and a plan to see it through.

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The Highest Earning Real Housewives Are Working Hard For Their Money

Surely you’ve seen their names in the news, but not everyone is a devoted Bravo TV watcher, and so maybe you’ve wondered what those Real Housewives have done to steal so much spotlight. Well, we’ve ranked the richest Real Housewives and we’re here to tell you how each one has earned all those zeroes on her paycheck. Andy Cohen, the mastermind behind The Real Housewives franchise, has said time and again he could never pick a favorite Housewife, but when you see how high on the list some of them are, you might suspect otherwise. Did your favorite Housewife make it to the top 5? Read on to find out!

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Can You Believe These Celebs Are Turning 50 This Year?

It can be easy to not see celebrities as actual people. The temptation to view actors and musicians as nothing more than their forever-young movie characters, song lyrics and magazine photos is all too real. But they are people – flesh and blood humans with very real ages. And as every year passes, they grow older, just like everyone else. The difference is they age in the entertainment spotlight, where bad angles and poor lighting can’t be avoided, yet somehow they seemingly manage to remain untouched by the sands of time. We’ve compiled a list of your favorite celebrities who are turning 50 in 2019. Warning: It might be hard to believe!

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Here’s Who Your Favorite ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Is Dating In Real Life

HBO fantasy epic Game of Thrones is best known as a show that brilliantly incorporates violence and drama into a complex plot line – and for killing off everyone’s favorite characters when they least expect it. But amid the chaos that consumes Westeros in this medieval fiction, there are some notable love stories: Jon Snow and Ygritte; Ned and Catelyn Stark; Jaime and Cersei Lannister – and more recently, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. But have you ever considered who the stars that play these characters are dating in real life? We’ve compiled a list, and you might find some of the pairings surprising.

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