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House of the Dragon will be available on OCS very soon! Read on to learn about all of the Dragons in House of the Dragon! Blood and fire.
These are the words of House Targaryen, made famous by HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Read this to learn more about the Targaryen family tree.
However, part of the appeal of this original series is that the story of House Targaryen is a myth, a legend passed down about a once great and now crumbling dynasty. For the majority of the first season, there are no dragons, so the birth of three such creatures in the finale is a monumental event.
Three dragons is a good number. What about 17? Ryan Condal gave the Hall H faithful at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday a visceral reframing of that fantasy.
We’ve already heard that House of the Dragon takes place around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and that it deals with a different, larger time in Westeros. Read on for the complete Velaryon family tree.
Condal and Miguel Sapochnik’s new dragons will be very different from Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion from Game of Thrones. Here are the Dragons who will appear in OCS’s House of the Dragon!
WHAT DRAGONS ARE IN THE DRAGON’S HOUSE?
CARAXES (DAEMON TARGARYEN)
Daemon Targaryen, played by Matt Smith, will be one of the main characters in House of the Dragon. Naturally, Daemon’s dragon companion will be one of the series’ main bestial characters.
Caraxes, Daemon’s dragon, is one of the Targaryen family’s largest and oldest dragons. Caraxes’ scales are red, earning him the moniker “Blood Wyrm.” Read this to learn everything there is to know about Daemon.
SYRAX (RHAENYRA TARGARYEN)
Rhaenyra Targaryen, played by Ella D’Arcy, is Daemon’s niece and one of the other main characters in House of the Dragon. Like Daemon and Caraxes, Rhaenyra’s dragon, Syrax, will play an important role in the series.
Syrax is larger than most dragons, despite not being as massive or as formidable in battle as Caraxes. Rhaenyra gave Syrax his name because his scales are yellow. Read this to learn everything there is to know about Rhaenyra.
MELEYS (RHAENYS TARGARYEN)
In House of the Dragon, Eva Best will play Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, King Viserys’ cousin. Rhaenys has a dragon named Meleys, as do Rhaenyra and Daemon. Meleys, like Caraxes, is a fiery red dragon, earning her the title “Red Queen.” Meleys is one of the oldest and most powerful dragons, second only to Vhagar, who will be mentioned later.
Michael Carter, who will play King Jaehaerys, King Viserys’ grandfather, will be among the House of the Dragon cast members. Despite Jaehaerys’ advanced age, his old dragon mount Vermithor will always play an important role in the series. Vermithor, also known as the Bronze Fury, is a bronze dragon once the third largest dragon in Westeros.
The story of House of the Dragon, like Game of Thrones, will revolve around the Iron Throne, which means Aegon Targaryen and his dragon Sunfyre will play a role. Sunfyre, despite being one of the series’ youngest dragons, is massive. Sunfyre is also known as Sunfyre the Golden due to its gleaming golden scales.
Daeron Targaryen is Aegon’s younger brother, and he rides Tessarion, a female dragon. Tessarion, like Meleys, is known as the Blue Queen because of her dark cobalt blue wings. Tessarion’s flames, like Sunfyre’s, are bright blue and match the color of its scales.
Aemond Targaryen, Daeron and Aegon’s brother, is a Dragon Rider alongside his siblings. Aemond rides Vhagar, one of the Targaryens’ three dragons used to conquer the Seven Kingdoms.
Vhagar was ridden by Queen Visenya Targaryen during the Conquest before being passed down from generation to generation to become Aemond’s mount. Vhagar is one of Westeros’ greatest dragons by the time of House of the Dragon.
THE OTHER DRAGONS OF THE DRAGON’S HOUSE
These are the main dragons in House of the Dragon with dragon riders, but there will be many more in the series who may or may not play such a large role.
Dreamfyre (Dragon of Halaena Targaryen): Halaena, the sister of Aemond, Daeron, and Aegon, rides Dreamfyre, a pale blue and silver dragon.
Moondancer (Baela Targaryen’s Dragon): Baela rides Moondancer, one of House of the Dragon’s youngest dragons. Moondancer is a slender green dragon who is said to be extremely fast on land and in the sky.
Ulf White (Silverwing’s Dragon): Ulf White is a Targaryen bastard who rides Silverwing during the Dragon Dance.
Vermax, Arrax, and Tyraxes: These three dragons are ridden by Rhaenyra’s sons, Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffrey, in that order. While Vermax is almost certainly in House of the Dragon because Jacaerys is played by Harry Collett, Lucerys and Joffrey have yet to be cast, so their dragons may not appear until later seasons.
Seasmoke is a ferocious silver-gray dragon who lives on Dragonstone, the Targaryen fortress featured in Game of Thrones.
Sheepstealer, like Seasmoke, is a wild dragon from Dragonstone who got his name from his love of sheep.