Much-awaited prequel series of HBO’s magnum opus show Game Of Thrones, House of the Dragon aired its first episode. And the episode was epic with dragons and more of Westeros and a power struggle to sit on the Iron Thorne. This power struggle is among the Targaryen family. House of the Dragon is set 172 years before the events of the Game Of Thrones. The story focuses on the infamous Targaryen civil war also known as the Dance of the Dragon. The main character in the show is Daemon Targaryen.
Who is Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon?
House of the Dragon is based on the events of the Targaryen civil war called Dance of the Dragon. In House of the Dragon, King Viserys I named his daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen his heir to the Iron Throne which is an unprecedented decision because according to customs a male heir will inherit the throne but Viserys I did not have any male heir so according to customs his brother Daemon Targaryen is the heir but the king didn’t name him the heir. Later, King Viserys married Alicent Hightower, daughter of the Hand Ser Otto Hightower.
Alicent Hightower gave birth to a son. Aegon II Targaryen son of King Viserys and Alicent Hightower. Birth of Aegon II Targaryen challenges the succession of Rhaenyra Targaryen in doubt. And when Rhaenyra’s husband and Daemon’s wife died. They married because Targaryens can marry among each other to keep their bloodline pure. Daemon Targaryen was the uncle of Rhaenyra Targaryen.
So, two parties wanted to inherit the Iron Throne. Who supported the claim of Rhaenyra Targaryen was called the Blacks and who supported the claim of Alicent Hightower and his son was called the Greens. The civil war between the Targaryen family resulted at the end of Dragons. Before the civil war House Targaryen had 10 adult dragons. No power in the world could stand against it.
How is Daemon Targaryen related to Daenerys Targaryen?
Targaryen family tree is very complicated because it is full of polygamy and incestual relationships and marriages. Targaryens marry their brother and sisters, cousins to keep the bloodline pure. But sometimes they marry outside of the family. This makes it more complicated how one Targaryen is related to the other. Many GOT fans want to know how Daemon Targaryen is related to Daenerys Targaryen. Well, there are 8 generations between Daemon and Daenerys. Daenerys was the daughter of King Aerys Targaryen. So, Daemon Targaryen is the distant uncle to Daenerys Targaryen. House of the Dragon is available on H0tstar
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