House Of The Dragon: Targaryen Family Tree Explained

House Of The Dragon: Targaryen Family Tree Explained

Aegon the Conqueror and His Dragon-Siblings

Aegon the Conqueror

Long before the epic battles of Game of Thrones, there was a family of dragonlords who shaped the destiny of the Seven Kingdoms. Let’s dive into the rich history of House Targaryen.

First, we meet Aegon the Conqueror, the legendary dragon rider who united Westeros under Targaryen rule. Born on the fiery island of Dragonstone, Aegon married his elder sister Visenya and his younger sister Rhaenys. Yes, you read that right, sibling weddings were all the rage back then!

Aegon and his dragon-siblings were productive, to say the least. Rhaenys gave birth to Aenys, who became the second king on the Iron Throne. Visenya, on the other hand, brought forth Maegor, who decided to usurp his own nephew’s throne. Talk about family drama!

The Dance of Dragons and the Fall of House Targaryen

After many kings and queens, we arrive at the tumultuous period known as the Dance of Dragons. This was a civil war within House Targaryen that tore the family apart. Viserys I, the king who found peace boring, had his oldest daughter Rhaenyra as his heir. But his firstborn son Aegon II, from a different mother, thought he’d make a better ruler. And so begins the epic clash between the Greens and the Blacks.

The Dance of Dragons resulted in the decimation of House Targaryen. Most of their majestic dragons perished, leaving only four survivors. And just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, a deformed dragon hatched from one of the remaining eggs. Talk about bad luck!

From Viserys II to Daenerys Targaryen

Let’s fast forward to Viserys II, who may or may not have poisoned his way to the throne. His eldest son, Aegon IV, was the epitome of a bad ruler. He legitimized all his illegitimate children on his deathbed, sparking the Blackfyre rebellions that plagued the Targaryens for generations. Thanks, dad!

The realm finally found some relief with Aegon V, the king obsessed with bringing dragons back to Westeros. Unfortunately, his reign came to a tragic end while attempting a dragon egg hatching experiment. Note to self: don’t play with dragon eggs!

Eventually, we arrive at Aerys II, the Mad King, whose actions set the stage for the events of Game of Thrones. His son Rhaegar’s illicit love affair with Lyanna Stark and the ensuing rebellion led to the demise of House Targaryen… or so we thought.

Little did they know that Daenerys Targaryen, the last of her family, would rise from the ashes and restore the glory of House Targaryen. As her ancestor Maester Aemon said, “A Targaryen alone in the world is a terrible thing.” And boy, was he right!

So there you have it, the rollercoaster history of House Targaryen. From conquering the Seven Kingdoms to facing dragons’ extinction, this family sure knows how to keep things interesting. Brace yourselves, because the House of the Dragon is about to take flight!