In Game Of Thrones, we see this symbol associated with the white walkers twice (that I remember, might be more).

I don't remember any explanation about it in the show.
Is there any explanation in the books about the meaning of it (or maybe I missed it in the show)?

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  • Obviously, unofficial but /r/Freefolk has their own interpretation of its meaning as a metaforeshadowing [Season 8 Spoilers]. – lly May 19 '19 at 11:48

It was the symbol present when the Night King was made by the Children of the Forest.

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Unfortunately the Night King and all his followers died before they could explain the significance or meaning of the symbol. Perhaps it was a battle standard? A herald of the Night King's defiance against his creators?

We would never know now.

P.S The Night King does not exist in the books except as a legendary figure similar to Lann the Clever and Ser Serwyn of the Mirror Shield.

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    Correct, though technically the Night King and Night's King are actually different characters sharing a similar name. Night's King, as far as we know, wasn't a White Walker but instead a Lord Commander who had relations with a female WW. – Paul May 19 '19 at 11:09

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