Apologies. I'm new here. Maybe this has been discussed before but who are Jon Snow's real parents? I know they have alluded to him being the son of Eddard Stark and Ashara Dayne, or the child of the Dayne's nursemaid, Wylla, and Eddard Stark. Edric Dayne told Arya that he and Jon were milk brothers. But are there other possibilites? It is known that Jon bears a Stark likeness, so I think it's safe to say that Eddard is his father, if not his older brother Brandon's, eh? Who is the mother? Brandon was to wed Catelyn before he died so Eddard took his place. What if he also took up the care of his bastard as well? What if Jon is actually Aegon (emphasis on the g-o-n or jon at the end, depending on how you pronounce it), the son of Rhaegar and Elia of Dorne, supposedly killed during the Sack of Kings Landing? Perhaps Eddard arrived in time to save the babe and brought him back to Winterfell to foster/save from certain doom? Perhaps Rhaegar was not his father and it was Brandon Stark who bed Elia of Dorne. Thoughts? Directives to other threads?