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Allegiance Mance Rayder
Culture(s) Free folk
Born In 283 AC, 284 AC or 285 AC[1]
Died In 300 AC, at Winterfell
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Holly is a wildling spearwife.


Holly is young, with unwashed saggy blond hair and pouty lips.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Holly accompanies Mance Rayder along with five other spearwives to Winterfell on a mission to free "Arya Stark", actually Jeyne Poole, who is to wed Ramsay Bolton. Mance disguises himself as "Abel", a singer, and the six spearwives are his mother, wife, two daughters and two sisters who perform the instruments with him.[3] Holly is said to be one of the daughters.[3]

They play at the wedding feast and are responsible for the deaths of several Bolton men-at-arms. They later enlist the help of a reluctant and fearful Theon Greyjoy in freeing Jeyne. As they fight their way out of the castle, Holly and the other spearwives are taken down one by one by the Boltons' men.[2][4] According to a letter Ramsay sends to Jon Snow on the Wall, Mance was captured and now wears the skins of the six women who accompanied him to Winterfell.[5]


  1. See the Holly calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon XIII.