This dream of Lord Eddard Stark is missing from the HBO series. The the situation it describes is very intriguing and strange, as Eddard himself points out during his conversation with the knights of the Kingsguard. What did three knights of the Kingsguard were doing so far away from their king and prince at times of war? We believe they were sent to guard Rhaegar's lover - Lyanna of house Stark, Eddard's sister, while she was giving birth to Rhaegar's child (George R.R Martin is using the term "bed of blood" several times at other places as a medieval figure of speech for giving birth). What did Ned promise Lyanna? Did he promise her to take her child and raise him as one of his, under disguise of him being his bastard son - Jon Snow?
Eddard is having this dream after Grand Maester Pycelle gives him the milk of the poppy to ease his pains from the injury he suffered when Jaime ambushed him and Jory Cassel outside Littlefinger's brothel.
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Credits: Voice of Roy Dotrice from the 'Game of Thrones' audio book, Clips from HBO 'Game of Thrones', Illustrations by Fantasy Flight Games drawings and fans drawings published in the internet, The main music theme is "Harpa Maledicere" by PP music from their "Burn this city" album.