In less than a week, the Game of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon will be available on Disney+Hotstar. The series centers on House Targaryen’s efforts to install a new ruler in Westeros hundreds of years before Game of Thrones. In the prequel, a civil war that was waged for the Iron Throne and ended at the end of the dragon’s reign is followed.
Here is all the information you need to be aware of as you get ready for the highly anticipated show of the year, which will be aired on August 21, 2022.
House Targaryen Is Part Of Valyrian Bloodline
It is well known that the Targaryens are descended from Old Valyria, an old city. Due to their innate ability to tame and ride dragons, the citizens of the extinct city were originally referred to as “the blood of the dragon.”
According to the lore, Valyrians were tall, sky-dwelling people with silver hair. The only significant living family of Valyrian blood, the Targaryens, were depicted in Game of Thrones as the Queen of the Dragons.
How Targaryens Came To Westeros
Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels’ The Doom incident marked the death of Valyria. The Targaryens migrated to Dragonstone and made their home on the island before the volcanic eruption that reduced the city to ashes. The only reason any members of the Valyrian clan survived at all was because of their migration. When Daenerys Targaryen first came to Westeros in Season 7 of Game of Thrones, she dwelt in the fortress that was Dragonstone.
House Targaryen was able to gain power because the dragons that survived “The Doom” had traveled with it. Although it is unknown how many dragons will be featured in the series, the books mention that the Targaryens had 17 at the time.
Dance Of Dragon
Shireen Baratheon referred to “The Dance of Dragon” in the Game of Thrones series while reading a book about it in Season 5. The civil war between members of the Targaryen family was known as “The Dance of the Dragons,” according to the television show and books by George RR Martin. Their rule in Westeros came to an end as a result of it, and the dragons disappeared not long after.
Lore in Game Of Thrones About The Targaryens
Daenerys Targaryen, Aemon from the Night’s Watch, and later we learn that Rhaegar Targaryen Jon Snow’s father is the only Targaryens on Game of Thrones, although the show exposes a lot about the dominant family of the prequel series. The family had a reputation for being irrational because of behaviors like inter-marriage with siblings to preserve their bloodline, the show claimed. The power of the throne was also known to drive Targaryen Kings insane.
The lore also stated prophecies of the past like “every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin and the world holds its breath.” The new season of House of the Dragon is going to bring about some vague relationships and unexpected turns.
Timeline Of House Of The Dragon
House of The Dragon starts with a young Princess Rhaneyra, follows her first marriage, and ends with her wedding to her uncle, Prince Daemon, according to the trailer. From King Viserys’ hunt for a successor through the conclusion of the long and painful civil war, the story of three generations is anticipated to be revealed in the series.
The story and the teaser of House of The Dragon indicate that King Viserys, who never had a son, is undecided as to whether he wants to give the crown to his daughter Rhaneyra or his brother Daemon. Alicent Hightower, Rhaneyra’s best friend, eventually marries King Viserys and gives birth to a legitimate heir to the kingdom by blood, gender, and position. The conflict between the three contenders for the Iron Throne then spreads throughout the family.
The show is based on Song of Ice and Fire, however, the book simply discusses historical events of the conflict; the show will reveal details of what transpired. As a member of the writing staff and an executive producer for the program, George R. R. Martin. Rest assured that Martin fully supports House Of The Dragon up till a few GOT parts.