is an epic fantasy designed to through its mythical tales of , , and . But as debuts the show’s eighth season (and reach a fever pitch), we can’t help but wonder if the truth behind the fate of Westeros has been staring us in the face from the very beginning. That is to say, when we consider how much the season eight premiere, “Winterfell,” focuses on the Starks’ ancestral home and (similarly titled “Winter Is Coming”), it may be safe to theorize that Winterfell’s history and the castle’s name play a major role in the series finale.
But before we dig into our theory, let’s take a brief look at the castle’s history.
Winterfell is located at the center of Westeros’s northern