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What This Ominous Symbol From 'Game of Thrones' Could Mean

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The first episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 had a lot of parallels and callbacks to earlier scenes in the series, in particular the first episode. Perhaps one of the most alarming images that will stick with us from the episode is the sight of poor Ned Umber, pinned to the wall at the center of a macabre spiral of body parts. 

It's not the first time we've seen a formation like this, and it definitely has some significance. But what could it be? Here's every time we've seen this symbol — or things that look like it — and what the meaning of this spiral might be.

The series premiere had a differently shaped arrangement of bodies...