The Night King’s eerie sigils on Game of Thrones could have a basis in math

Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 1, “Winterfell.”

As we near the end of Game of Thrones, there are still a few huge mysteries left unsolved. The audience still knows relatively little about the White Walkers. Their origins were revealed in season 6, but the extent of their powers hasn’t been explained, nor have the mysterious symbols they leave behind in their bloodshed. The season 8 premiere, “Winterfell,” prominently features one of these symbols, made out of human body parts. But it’s only one of many times we’ve seen it, and there are various ways to interpret what it means.

The first time Game of Thrones associates a curious symbol with the Army of the Dead is in season 1, episode 1, “Winter is Coming” when…

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