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House of the Dragon: Who is Rhaenyra Targaryen?


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MADRID, August 6 (CultureLeisure) –

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next 22 August lands on HBO Max The House of the Dragon, il the long-awaited Game of Thrones prequel who will tell the events that happened in Westeros two centuries before the original series, in the years of total and absolute dominion of the Targaryen house. As already revealed by the trailers, one of the great protagonists of this new series set in the universe created by George RR Martin will be Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Ancestor of the Khaleesi, this magnificent dragon knight Valyrian blood He came to sit on the Iron Throne and even wield power beyond Daenerysbut … who was Rhaenyra Targaryen really?


As stated in Martin’s books, Rhaenyra is there eldest daughter of King Viserys I Targaryen and the only surviving son from his first marriage to Aemma Arryn. Within the Targaryen family tree, Eight generations separate Rhaenyra from Daenerys.

The Dragon House will follow the path of this Princess Targaryen, played by Milly Alcock in her teens and Emma D’Arcy in her more mature stage as she moves into adulthood, he experiences many political tribulations and even two marriages.

As the previews have already revealed, Viserys, that though he stated that he did not want to have to choose between Rhaenyra and his brother Daemon to succeed him on the throne.ends up opting for his daughter, whom he had already appointed to govern. This contested decision is precisely the germ that, over the years, will unleash the great and bloody war that the West will suffer, the so-called Dance of the Dragons.


In Fire and Blood, the novel by George RR Martin on which The House of the Dragon is based, Rhaenyra also claims her right as an heir after her father’s death, an honor she earned at the age of 16 along with the title of Dragonstone princess. However, he is the half-brother Aegon, the fruit of Viserys’ second marriage to Alicent Hightower, who in disagreement with his accession to the Iron Throne, the challenge by propitiating a great civil war among the Targaryens.

A year later the young Tragaryen take possession of Dragonstone, marries Laenor Velaryon, with whom he has three children (Jacaerys, Lucerys and Joffrey), to unify the two houses and gain power by knowing their riches. After his death, Rhaenyra marries her uncle Daemonalso recently widowed and with whom she had been in love since childhood, and together they have three children (Aegon, Viserys and Visenya, stillborn).

Shortly after giving birth to her third child, his father, King Viserys, dies and Aegon is crowned king, contradicting the wishes of the late monarch thus unleashing the aforementioned Dance of the Dragons. This contest pits supporters of Rhaenyra, nicknamed “the blacks”, against those of Aegon II, “the Greens”.

Contrary to what is shown by Game of Thrones spin-off trailerleading to regrets in the confrontation between Daemon and Rhaenyra, the truth is that in Martin’s account, as king consort, Daemon supported his wifewho during the battle managed to conquer King’s Landing and became the first woman to sit on the Iron Throne.

However, it was a short-lived victory as, hated by his people, the brave Targaryen ended up returning to Dragonstone, where she was kidnapped by Aegon II., whose solar fire dragon ended up devouring her. An unfortunate end to an eventful life that he will tell, albeit certainly with some modifications compared to the original material, The house of the dragon.


Source: Cultura Ocio

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Janice Thomas is a content editor at 24 News Recorder. She has 5 years of journalism experience and she he is a graduate of Wittenberg University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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