Fans Have Evidence That Giant Ice Spiders Are Coming To Game Of Thrones
A New Game of Thrones season 7 promo photo may have inadvertently teased a new monster.
The photo in question, that can be seen below, shows Sam and Gilly studying. Gilly looks intensely at a paper, but what does it actually say?
According to Reddit user itsjayrr, it's a passage from the real-world book, The World of Ice & Fire. Specifically:
"It is also written that there are annals in Asshai of such a darkness, and of a hero who fought against it with a red sword. His deeds are said to have been performed before the rise of Valyria, in the earliest age when Old Ghis was first forming its empire. This legend has spread west from Asshai, and the followers of R'hllor claim that this hero was named Azor Ahai, and prophesy his return."
Ok, ok. Have I lost you yet? Where are the spiders? I'm getting there.
Huffington Post points out, in this same section of the book there is mention of The Others (White Walkers) riding giant ice spiders. There's even an illustration in the book, which you can see at the top of the article. With this information, fans are hoping to get a glimpse of these spiders leading up to the series finale.
While this may not be the best evidence of giant ice spiders, You can't forget the foreshadowing that happened in season 1, episode 3.
In the video below, you'll see Old Nan telling Bran of the first time the White Walkers came, riding dead horses and hunting people with "pale spiders, big as hounds."
So what do you think? Is this all a big coincidence or years of planning? We'll find out soon enough. Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16th, 2017.