Though forced to endure a drastic change in his life, Bran Stark can still enjoy a hot pigeon pie while he watches direwolves fight over a bone in the corner. Pigeon is present in many other moments of uncertainty in Westeros, too: a homeless girl sells them in the streets, a king feasts on them moments before his demise, and several curious bannermen eat them while their young lord tries to prove his strength. Despite these somber settings, pigeons  seem to represent something hopeful and light—even when fate would cast the future otherwise.