"The First Men called us 'the Children', but we were born long before them."

This child of the forest is a member of the non-human race known as the Children of the Forest.


Season 4

When a fellow Child of the Forest, Leaf, saves Bran Stark and two of his companions from wights and leads them into the cave of the Three-Eyed Raven, this Child of the Forest looks upon them from the darkness.[1]

Season 6

This Child of the Forest was likely among those present in defending against the White Walkers and their minions. Likely having been killed as they were overrun within minutes.


Season Four appearances
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

​In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the children of the forest at the cave are in service to the Three-Eyed Raven. They are described as having nut-brown skin that is dappled like a deer's with paler spots, large ears, large liquid gold and green eyes which are slitted like a cat's eyes. Their hair is a tangle of brown, red and gold, autumn colors, with vines and twigs and withered flowers woven through it. They wear a cloak of leaves. Bran thinks that from far away one of the children in particular, Leaf, looks no older than himself or one of his sisters, but close at hand she seems far older, and has a woman’s voice, high and sweet, with a strange music in it like none Bran has ever heard, and a deep sadness.

There are at least five other Children of the Forest in the cave besides Leaf. Their real names in the True Tongue of the Children are very long and possibly unpronounceable by humans. Therefore Bran made up nicknames to refer to each of them by, including Ash, Black Knife, Coals, Scales, and Snowylocks.

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