10 Facts About Westeros Game Of Thrones Won't Tell You
9. The First Men Were Brutal Killers
On Game Of Thrones it’s repeatedly mentioned that the Starks
(and the Wildlings) are descendants from the First Men. This is a fact that is
said proudly, as if the First Men were the rightful inhabitants of Westeros and
thus their claim to the land is stronger than others.
While we now know, thanks
to the previous fact, that that isn’t the truth and that the First Men were
actually from Essos, there’s actually a darker fact at play in the history of
the First Men. They nearly slaughtered an entire race to get what they
While the Starks and others may be proud of their heritage,
that doesn’t change the fact that when the First Men showed up on Westeros they
wanted the entire place to themselves. So they mowed down entire forests –
destroying the homeland of the Children Of The Forest – and went to war.
their weapons made of bronze, their superior technology, strength, and their
increasing numbers as they called more over from Essos, the First Men invaded
every inch of land they could find and established kingdoms throughout
Westeros. The Children tried to fight back with magic, even going so far as to
break the land bridge with Essos so no more humans could cross, but the First
Men were relentless. The fighting carried on for centuries until a peace treaty
was finally signed.
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