The Game of Thrones universe is full of stories, myths and legends, but if there was one character who told more tall tales than anyone else, it was Old Nan.
Old Nan only featured in a handful #GameofThrones episodes, though her stories have been recalled by the Stark children many times, and in fact it's Old Nan we have to thank for the oft-referenced phrase "sweet summer child."
Old Nan's tales were told to many of the children of Winterfell over the years, some stemming from truth and some from myth. Back in Season 1 many thought she was spinning nothing but a long yarn when she spoke of the long winter and the White Walkers, but years later it's become apparent that she was very much correct. So, with this is mind, could there be another story that Old Nan was right about?
The Giant's Eye
Way back in Season 1, Episode 3, Nan told Bran a story about the long winter when the pair were interrupted by Robb. After Robb tells her to go eat her dinner, he tells Bran, "One time she told me the sky is blue because we live inside the eye of a blue-eyed giant named Macumber." To which Bran replied, "Maybe we do."
Interestingly, it appears it wasn't just a story told in the North, because during Season 3 at King's Landing, Tywin Lannister tells Oberyn Martell "Some believe the sky is blue because we live inside the eye of a blue-eyed giant."
Obviously the idea that Game of Thrones could be taking place in the eye of a giant is pretty crazy, but then again it also might be crazy enough to work.
We all know that Game of Thrones is set in a universe similar to ours, though obviously one that is also quite different given the whole existence of magic and dragons. However, the opening credits could give us an example of how the world might physically differ to ours as well, taking place inside a dyson sphere, instead on the outside of a globe. A dyson sphere is a structure that is formed around a star (a.k.a the sun), with the sides curving up and around.
If the Game of Thrones universe is inside a dyson sphere, this only lends more support to Old Nan's story that the world is inside a giant's eyeball, but by far the biggest piece of supporting evidence to Nan's story happened in the promos for the series' seventh season.
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The Season 7 promos
Released at the beginning and end of March, the two Game of Thrones Season 7 promos we've seen so far are vastly different in content, but interestingly they both end in exactly the same way, with the camera pulling out through a blue eye.
The first teaser, released on March 9, teases the families' sigils, before the stone sigils all crumble and the camera zooms out and through a blue eye:
The eye is a bold blue and we basically see nothing else except the eye itself. And while the implication is that this is the eye of the Night King, this is in no way totally confirmed — in fact the blue even looks duller than the bold blue of the Night King's dead eyes.
In the second and most recent teaser for Season 7, the promo focusses on Cersei, John and Daenerys, all vying to make a grab for power in the upcoming season:
The promo ends with close ups on the faces of each of the three, before Cersei breaths vapor — demonstrating winter has reached King's Landing — and then once again the camera pulls out of an iris:
This time the eye looks slightly more like the bright blue that belongs to the Night's King, however the face around the eye has an eerie resemblance to Wun Wun, the free folk giant.
As Game of Thrones fans will know, Wun Wun sadly died in the Battle of the Bastards. After breaking through the doors of Winterfell, the giant was shot with arrows repeatedly until he was finally finished off when Ramsay Bolton shot him through the eye — yeah that's right: the eye. In fact, some fans even believe Wun Wun's death could be symbolic of where the whole Thrones universe is headed.
With the Season 7 premiere still some time away, we're guaranteed to have a few more teaser trailers in the coming weeks. And if they continue to end with the camera pulling out through a blue eye, it would seem as though the show is priming itself to make one hell of a reveal by the end of the show's run in Season 8. Do you believe Old Nan?
Game of Thrones returns to HBO with Season 7 on July 16.
Do you think Old Nan's story might have some merit?
Thanks to Georgia Woods for her Wun Wun knowledge!