Game of Thrones

HBO's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' TV Show


Trailer 01: Screencap 07

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Lord Arryn on his funeral bier, with silent sisters (a little more about them here) moving to stand vigil. The Iron Throne can be seen in the background. An interesting detail is the seven containers in front. Seven, of course, is the number of the seven gods of the Faith. But…

Is it just us, or do these things contain something? Internal organs, perhaps? It was very common in the Middle Ages for internal organs to be removed and (in the case of great lords and kings) sent to be buried in a place separately from the body. This isn’t specifically mentioned in the novels, but they certainly do remove the viscera when attempting to prepare a corpse for display in state.

Silent Sisters, Previews, Jon Arryn