Know which family has been having a rough few years? The Starks. What started off as one big, happy family has slowly dwindled in numbers. Gone are Ned, Catelyn and Robb, with only Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Rickon remaining (Bonus Stark Jon Snow is also, you know, alive). With HBO’s Game of Thrones having finally caught up to George R. R. Martin’s series, speculation and theories are high as to what might happen for them next. While literally anything could happen, and anyone else could DIE AT ANY SECOND, one fan seems to figure out exactly what’s in store for them throughout the rest of the series.
YouTube user Calluna Reviews has a pretty intense theory that aligns the members of the Stark Family with the Seven-Faced God from the Faith of the Sevens. Before we go any further, it’s time to note that this video was made before the actual start of Season 6 of Game of Thrones, so sweet Calluna is blissfully unaware that Jon Snow is alive! Also, this theory relies heavily on what’s happening in the books, not so much what we’ve seen on the show. But hey, it still works.
The Faith of the Sevens is the main religion in Westeros, and what you need to know right now is that it involves a Seven-Faced God. We’ve seen this religion pop up A LOT recently, because of everything going on in King’s Landing right now — you know, with the High Sparrow and making Cersei walk through the streets naked and stuff.
The seven faces of this Seven Faced god are: The Father, The Mother, The Maiden, The Warrior, The Crone,The Stranger, The Smith,
and The Jon Snow. Or, Ned, Catelyn, Sansa, Robb, Bran, Arya, Rickon, and Jon Snow.
Calluna theories that each one of the Starks shows traits of that God, and slowly, they’ve been manifesting over the books (or, the seasons). Calluna also points out that the Seven Faced Gods are strongest when they’re all together, just like the Starks were strongest when they were all together, back during happier times, like in Season 1, Episode 1. Nothing has been happy for them since.
Now how does Jon Snow fit into all of this? It’s quite possible that he is the actual embodiment of ALL OF THEM TOGETHER. He’s A Stark, but he’s not a Stark-Stark (a theory that’ll probably be confirmed this week on Game of Thrones). With him as a Stark-adjacent, he’s able to be all of these things instead of honing in on just one. He might even be a representation of the “old gods.”
Make sense? Check out the whole theory video for yourself, and as always, the Starks are coming (back, hopefully, if they all survive that is).