Some of the wildlings who live north of the Wall worship the ice-creatures, known as the Others, as gods. They often refer to the Others as the “cold gods” who come with the snows, and believe that they must appease them to ensure their own survival. One wildling, Craster, left all of his male children for the Others. Some of his wives claimed the Others were Craster’s sons. The infamous 13th commander of the Night’s Watch, the Night King, was also said to have sacrificed to the Others. The red priestess Melisandre claimed the Others are servants of R’hllor’s archfoe, “the great other”.