Cave Paintings At Dragonstone: Their Meaning?

In the episode today, we saw several cave paintings at Dragonstone. Jon Snow takes Daenerys inside of a cave at Dragonstone. Remember, Daenerys gave permission to Jon to mine dragonglass beneath Dragonstone.



Possible Meaning of Cave Paintings at Dragonstone?

The cave looked like one of the French caves where prehistoric men lived and painted on the walls.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings by Children of the Forest at Dragonstone

However, in this case, it’s not prehistoric men in Westeros but the Children of the Forest who drew these paintings. According to D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, it’s supposed to be something that’s very evocative of the thousand of years that have passed since the caves were first explored and the paintings were first made. It is something that is also quite relevant to the current storyline because it’s about how the First Men and the Children of the Forest, two disparate peoples at war ultimately united to fight the common enemy.



Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings of the First Men by Children of the Forest

There are a number of symbols on the wall. Some of them are supposed to remind us of patterns we’ve seen before. Especially, the first two geometric patterns on the show which was a weird array of body parts that the White Walkers made. First one seems like the greek symbol phi.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Geometric Pattern of Phi Made By White Walkers In The First Episode of Season 1

Cave Paintings in Dragonstone

Geometric Patterns of Phi and a Spiral By Children of The Forest

One of the things that one learns from these cave paintings is that White Walkers didn’t come up with those images. They derived them from their creators, the Children of the Forest.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Another Geometric Pattern of Spiral of Body Parts by White Walkers

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

A Spiral Painting by Children of the Forest at Dragonstone

These patterns must have had some mystical significance for the Children of the Forest. One can’t say what they signify but spiral patterns are important in a lot of cultures in our world and it makes sense that writers would want it to be important in the Westerosi culture as well.



Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings of White Walkers Made by Children of the Forest

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