Giant ice spider

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An Other riding an ice spider. © Marc Simonetti
The last hero escapes ice spiders.
Art by Roman Papsuev

Giant ice spiders are the mounts of Others in some legends.[1][2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Old Nan tells Bran about the long night, which includes mention of the Others hunting the last hero atop spiders as large as hounds.[1]

A Storm of Swords

During the grim march back to Craster's Keep after the fight at the Fist, Samwell Tarly recalls the tales of giant ice spiders which scared him when he was young.[3]

A Feast For Crows

Sam mentions reading about giant ice spiders to Jon Snow. [4]

Quotes

The horn blew thrice long, three long blasts means Others. The white walkers of the wood, the cold shadows, the monsters of the tales that made him squeak and tremble as a boy, riding their giant ice-spiders, hungry for blood ...[3]
- thoughts of Samwell Tarly

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 24, Bran IV.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Long Night.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 18, Samwell I.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 5, Samwell I.

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