Red wanderer

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The red wanderer is one of the seven wanderers visible in the sky over the known world. Colored red, it is associated with the Smith, one of the seven aspects of god in the Faith of the Seven.[1]

Among the free folk, the red wanderer is known as the Thief.[1][2] The free folk believe that when the Thief is visible within the constellation of the Moonmaid, it is a good time for a man to steal a woman.[1][3]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Ygritte tells Jon Snow that the Thief was bright in the Moonmaid the night he captured her.[1]

Behind the Scenes

If the seven wanderers are the equivalent of Earth's seven classical planets of antiquity, the red wanderer is likely the equivalent of Mars, nicknamed "the red planet".[4]