Daenaera Velaryon

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Daenaera Velaryon
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Title Queen
Allegiance House Velaryon
House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born In 127 AC[1]
Spouse Aegon III Targaryen

Lady Daenaera Velaryon was the queen consort and wife of King Aegon III Targaryen and a member of House Velaryon.[2] Daenaera was the daughter of Daeron Velaryon, who was a cousin of Alyn Velaryon.


Daenaera was the second wife of King Aegon III Targaryen, after his first marriage to Princess Jaehaera Targaryen had ended childless. Daenaera had five children with her husband; Daeron, Baelor, Daena, Rhaena and Elaena. It is unknown how she is related to the members of House Velaryon of that time.


Daenaera's two sons reigned after her husband's death. Daeron I Targaryen, the Young Dragon, became famous for his conquest of Dorne, though his conquest lasted only for four years.[3]

When Daeron died childless, his younger brother was crowned Baelor I Targaryen in 161 AC. Baelor, who had been married to Daenaera's eldest daughter Daena, had his marriage undone and locked his three sisters in what would become known as the Maidenvault. Baelor the Blessed was known for being pious, and fasted often, and long. One such fast eventually killed him.[4]

During her captivity in the Maidenvault, Daena had an affair with her cousin, Prince Aegon. She gave birth to a bastard son, named Daemon, in the end of Baelor's reign. In 182 AC King Aegon IV gave Daemon the Targaryen sword Blackfyre, and Daemon choose the name Blackfyre for himself.[5] Daemon was legitimized on Aegon's deathbed in 184 AC, and House Blackfyre eventually caused several wars that threatened the Targaryen dynasty.

Daenaera's second daughter, Rhaena, joined the Faith and became a septa.[4]

The youngest girl, Elaena, was married three times, and gave birth to seven children.[4] Her first two children were illegitimate, fathered by Lord Alyn Velaryon: Jon and Jeyne Waters. Descendants of Jon live until this day, under the name Longwaters. Subsequently she married Lord Ossifer Plumm, by whom she had one child, Viserys Plumm (though he is rumoured to have actually been fathered by King Aegon IV); and Lord Ronnel Penrose, by whom she had four children (Robin Penrose, Laena Penrose, Jocelyn Penrose, and Joy Penrose). Her final marriage to Ser Michael Manwoody was childless.


Marilda of Hull
Rhaenyra Targaryen
5 sons
Baela Targaryen
Alyn "of Hull"
Addam "of Hull"
House Velaryon
Aegon III Targaryen

References and Notes

  1. See the Daenaera Velaryon calculation.
  2. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Baelor I.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.

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