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Allegiance Mance Rayder
Culture(s) Free folk
Died In 300 AC, at Winterfell
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Myrtle is a wildling spearwife.


Myrtle is gaunt with grey-hair.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

She accompanies Mance Rayder along with five other spearwives to Winterfell on a mission to free "Arya Stark" (the girl is actually Jeyne Poole) who is to wed Ramsay Snow. Mance disguised himself as "Abel", a singer[2] and the six spearwives are his mother, wife, two daughters and two sisters who perform the instruments with him. She is Abel's mother.[2]

They play at the wedding feast[3] 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.[4] According to a letter Ramsay sent 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. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 41, The Turncloak.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon XIII.