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As the battle against the White Walkers looms on Game of Thrones, the cast are quickly splitting into two factions: the warriors who plan to fight on the front lines, and the noncombatants who will stay inside until the battle is through. The latter group is headed to the only hiding place they can find: the crypts of Winterfell, buried beneath the Starks' castle. The crypts have already hosted some of the most important moments of the season so far; most notably, it's where both Jon and Daenerys learn the truth about Jon's parentage. Throughout the catacombs, there are statues of generations of dead Starks, but not all of them are actually entombed there.
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As we all know, the most recent generation of Starks die mostly brutal deaths far from Winterfell, so their bodies definitely were not honored with entombment at the family home. To recap: Ned is beheaded in King's Landing, while Catelyn and Robb are stabbed and mutilated at the Red Wedding. We never find out what happened to their bodies in the end, but since they die at the hands of their enemies, we can imagine it wasn't anything respectful.
The Stark crypts haven't just been for the main "ruling" branch of the family — all Starks, supposedly, could be entombed there. That would have included Benjen Stark, Ned's brother who meets Jon Snow during their time at the Wall. However, Benjen dies far from Winterfell, sacrificing himself to save his nephew Jon by luring the White Walkers away from Jon and toward himself. His body...
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