"I'd say we are in hell, but then i'd imagine it'll be easier to get a fucking fire going."
"The elders say that the cold winds from the north blow over ShadowClan cats and chill their hearts."
—Graystripe, Warrior Cats: Into the Wild
"Seal Clubbers hail from the frigid Northlands, because one character class always hails from the frigid Northlands."
"And men rode out of Northern lands, enormous lands alone
And the rain is changed to a silver dust
And the sea to a great green stone,
And a shape that moveth murkily
in mirrors of ice and night
Hath blanched with fear all beasts and birds,
Blasts a man's hair with white.
"Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord God: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not know it? You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes."
—God, Ezekiel 38:14-16
[T]hey came hardened with the stiff frost of their own wickedness from that roof of the world where he had fixed his abode who in his mad ambition sought to make himself equal to the Most High. In fine it is proverbial, according to the prediction of the prophet, that from the north comes all that is evil, as those have had too good cause to know, who through the spite of fortune and the fall of the die have experienced the barbarity of the races of the north.
"The North is hard and cold, and has no mercy."
Eddard Stark, A Game of Thrones