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A young wildling spearwife in furs and skins walks beside a mammoth - by Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games

A spearwife is a wildling woman who is also a warrior.


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A Clash of Kings

A spearwife, Ygritte, is among the first wildlings to make contact with the Night's Watch members in patrol beyond the Wall; she meets Jon Snow and Qhorin Halfhand.[1][2]

A Storm of Swords

A significant number of Mance Rayder's troops is composed of spearwives, Ygritte among them.

A Dance with Dragons

A small group of spearwives - Holly, Rowan, Squirrel, Frenya, Myrtle and Willow Witch-eye - plays an important role in the events happening around Winterfell.[3][4][5][6][7]

References and Notes

  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 51, Jon.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 68, Jon.
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell (Reek IV).
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 41, The Turncloak (Reek V).
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell (Reek VI).
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon.
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