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Faces were carved into every tree on the island

The Isle of Faces is an island located at the center of Gods Eye, an immense lake on the south-eastern edge of the Riverlands and the north-western edge of the Crownlands. The castle of Harrenhal lies on the coast of the lake to the north of the island.[1][2]

In the books

Isle of Faces

A map showing the location of the Isle of Faces on the continent of Westeros.

In 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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