Ygritte is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. Ygritte is a wildling woman. She is fierce and headstrong. In wildling culture she is known as a spear-wife, a woman who is also a warrior. Because her hair is red, the wildlings believe her to be "kissed by fire" and consider her lucky. Wildlings practice marriage by capture, so she is considered Jon's wife because he takes her captive upon their first meeting in A Clash of Kings. In HBO's adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones, Ygritte is played by Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie.