The Old Gods and the New.
In contrast to the rest of Westeros, which practices the distinctly church-type religion of the Seven, the North mostly follows the nature-oriented Old Gods of the Forest. The situation is similar to the historical Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which was the last state in all of Europe to practice an ethnic "pagan" religion before converting to Christianity. Similar to how Ned Stark was tolerant of the Faith of the Seven and was married to an adherent, certain Lithuanian rulers, such as Mindaugas, was himself married to a Christian while still supposedly practicing his ancestral faith, even after being baptised himself. And back in the first season, I noticed that in conversations between Ned and his daughters, the spoke of praying to "the Old Gods and the New". Is this an indication that the Stark children were being raised as followers of both religions? --Fenrir51 (talk) 15:11, May 26, 2014 (UTC)