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Weirwoods are considered sacred to the followers of the old gods. The children of the forest are said to have carved faces in the weirwoods during the Dawn Age, before the coming of the First Men across the narrow sea. It is said that through the faces the old gods watch over the followers and bear witness to important events. The greenseers of the children of the forest can see through the eyes of weirwoods. Since trees have no sense of time, the greenseer can see into the past or present when looking through the eyes of a tree.

I’m very pleased to announce that my GAME OF THRONES ‘Bran Stark’ illustration will be released tomorrow by MONDO as a limited edition screen print. The huge 24" x 36" piece is printed in three colours on 100lb French Speckletone Paper, has an edition of 365 and costs $45. 

Keep your eyes on the MONDO site and twitter feed as they’ll announce it’s release at a random time tomorrow!

www.mondotees.com and @mondonews on twitter. 



I’ve been inundated with enquiries about this print, but had to keep it’s release under wraps - so if you know anyone who will be interested please tag them in this post and share. Thanks.

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Weirwoods are considered sacred to the followers of the old gods. The children of the forest are said to have carved faces in the weirwoods during the Dawn Age, before the coming of the First Men across the narrow sea. It is said that through the faces the old gods watch over the followers and bear witness to important events. The greenseers of the children of the forest can see through the eyes of weirwoods. Since trees have no sense of time, the greenseer can see into the past or present when looking through the eyes of a tree. [requested by eliaofdorne]

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GOT + Weirwood  The center of the grove an ancient weirwood brooded over a small pool where the waters were black and cold. “The heart tree,” Ned called it. The weirwood’s bark was white as bone, its leaves dark red, like a thousand bloodstained hands. A face had been carved in the trunk of the great tree, its features long and melancholy, the deep-cut eyes red with dried sap and strangely watchful. They were old, those eyes; older than Winterfell itself. They had seen Brandon the Builder set the first stone, if the tales were true; they had watched the castle’s granite walls rise around them. It was said that the children of the forest had carved the faces in the trees during the dawn centuries before the coming of the First Men across the narrow sea.

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↳ The old gods of the children of the forest are nameless deities of stone and earth and tree, which were named so by the followers of the Seven that replaced them in all but the north of Westeros, where it is still practiced by northmen, crannogmen and free folk from beyond the Wall. The old gods appear to be a sort of animistic religion. The greenseers of the children, shamans of a kind, were said to be able to talk with all beasts and birds, and to see through the eyes of their carved weirwoods and posses strong magic. There are no priests, no holy texts, no songs of worship, and practically no rites that go with the worship of the old gods. It is a folk-religion, passed from generation to generation.

I will always love my old Leaf drawing, but I felt like after a year and half of having drawn it (I drew it around Jan. 2013) my skill has improved and I should make a new one. I’m a bit sad her hood didn’t work with the hair style, but I loved the hair too much to change it >__< 

Likes and reblogs are always appreciated, and I’m still doing $10-$15 commissions. Nothing like this, of course, but stuff like this– X X X

Reblogs and likes are always much appreciated :3