In the booksIn the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Isle of Faces is regarded as sacred to the people of Westeros. According to myth, it was here that the Children of the Forest and the First Men signed The Pact, the treaty that ended centuries of warfare between the two peoples. The First Men agreed to settle in the open lands whilst the Children retained control of the deep woods. Even after the Andal invasion millennia later, the Isle of Faces remained in the keeping of the followers of the Old Gods of the Forest.
The island is today ill-omened and few travel there. Priests of the old gods known as the Green Men dwell on the island. According to legend, the island is filled with weirwood trees. Every tree has a face, carved in witness to the signing of the Pact. The Green Men tend and maintain the trees in perpetuity.
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