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With season 8 came a new opening scene animation, which now takes us down to the Crypts of Winterfell and the Throne room in KL.

In the older opening animation we saw the Stag, Dragon and Lion sigils on the wheels at appeared which signified the houses, in the new one however, I am quite confused what this new icon / logo signifies -

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    Alt-Shift-X got you covered t.co/iOfONPC7a0 Apr 22, 2019 at 8:14
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    Cross-Site dupe: Here
    – Aegon
    Apr 22, 2019 at 8:16
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    I'm confused. This is the correct colour, but seems a little bit squarish to be a freehand circle, not sure I can upvote this
    – Kepotx
    Apr 22, 2019 at 8:30

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This is a depiction of the Red Wedding, when Lannister and Bolton houses attack Stark and Tully houses

On the left, A Lion is eating a trout. Lion is the Lannister's emblem, while the trout is the emblem of the Tullys.

On the middle, A wolf is riddled with arrows, and hung between two towers. The Wolf represents the Stark, while the two towers are the twins, the castle of House Frey, where the Red Wedding happened.

Finaly, on the squared part, a man shows a wolf head. The man is the red flayed man, emblem of the Boltons, while the wolf's head is again a reference to the Stark emblem.

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  • IMO, it would've been slightly more appropriate if the fish were hung between the towers, since a Frey killed Catelyn (née Tully) and a Bolton (Roose himself) killed Robb Stark.
    – Flater
    Apr 23, 2019 at 9:48
  • @Flater Catelyn is not the only Tully, Edmure is also kept captive as a hostage, used as leverage to negotiate with Brynden Tully and can be killed at any moment by the crown, so a trout in the mouth of a lion, who can bite whenever he wants seems accurate
    – Kepotx
    Apr 23, 2019 at 10:25

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