About Children of Forest, I’m going to tell you about.In the Game of Thrones we have already witnessed the Children of Forest.We know how they look, what magic they do, who created White Walkers.This article is supposed to tell you about their Gods,the history and all other things you should know before watching GOT about Children of forest as they have certainly extinct.
The Children of the Forest are a mysterious non-human race that were reportedly the original inhabitants of the continent of Westeros. They were already living in Westeros when the First Men migrated to the continent, 12,000 years before Robert’s Rebellion.
According to legend they were last seen during the Andal Invasion 6,000 years before the War of the Five Kings. In the present day, most believe that they are simply the stuff of myth and never existed at all. Even the few that do believe they once existed, such as Maester Luwin or Ned Stark, believe that they have long since gone extinct. In actual fact, some of the Children endured for a time Beyond the Wall as one group of Children came to serve the Three-eyed Raven. But this group was soon killed by the army of the dead rendering the Children of the Forest possibly extinct.
How they Created White Walkers ?
Children of the forest are responsible for creating the White walkers.Initially white walkers were men, but Children of forest created them by plunging dragonglass into their heart.They created white walkers for their own protection.They were at war, they were being slaughtered, their sacred trees were cut down and they needed to defend themselves from the Men, The Andals.
“The Children of the Forest, the First Men, and the Andals” is a featurette and part of “History & Lore” section of the Complete Guide to Westeros, a special feature in the Blu-ray of Season 1 of Game of Thrones. It is narrated by Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark.
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In the Dawn Age, Westeros was inhabited only by the Children of the Forest. Though little is known about them in the present, they were said to be small of stature, dark, and beautiful and no taller than human children when grown to adulthood. They lived in the depth of forests, as well as crannogs and villages, hunted with weirwood bows and armed themselves with blades of obsidian. Their wise men were the greenseers, who possessed powerful magic and worshipped the nameless, faceless gods of forest, stream, and stone. According to legend it was they who carved faces in the trunks of weirwood trees.
Twelve thousand years ago, however, the First Men came from the eastern continent, crossing the Arm of Dorne. Riding horses and wielding weapons of bronze, the First Men cut down forests and weirwoods and waged centuries-long war against the Children until, eventually, the two sides sought peace. They met on an island in the middle of the Gods Eye lake, where they forged “the Pact”. Men would be granted dominion over coastlands, mountains, plains, and bogs, while the deep forest would forever belong to the Children and no weirwood would be cut down. To signal the Pact, the Children carved a face on every weirwood tree on the island, which came to be known as the Isle of Faces.
However, the Pact couldn’t withstand the coming of the Andals. A race of tall, fair-haired warriors, they attacked with fire and weapons of steel, slaughtering the Children of the Forest wherever they could find them, burning out their weirwood groves, hacking away at the faces of the Old Gods and spreading their own religion throughout the land. Centuries of war followed and the Andals conquered every kingdom in Westeros except for the Kingdom of the North.
The Kings of Winter were able to resist the invasion and so the descendants of the First Men dwell in the North to this day, still worshipping the Old Gods. As for the Children of the Forest, the few survivors were said to have fled far north and not seen again. Most assume they are long dead while some believe they never even existed. They now live only in song and legend, and in the faces of the weirwood trees.
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