30 days of asoiaf - day eighteen
favourite story from history - the children of the forest
Legend holds that the Children of the Forest ruled Westeros for thousands of years before the arrival of the first humans on the continent twelve millenia ago. They inhabited the vast primeval forests which spanned most of Westeros and worshiped nature gods, the countless and nameless spirits of every tree, every rock, and every stream. According to legend it was the Children that carved faces into the sacred Weirwood trees.