Rhaego

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Rhaego
Morgaine le Fee Rhaego Targaryen.jpg

Rhaego. © Morgainelefee

Alias The stallion who mounts the world
Allegiance House Targaryen
Born In ~298/299 AC, at Dothraki Sea
Died In 298 AC or 299 AC, at Lhazar
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Rhaego is the son of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Rhaego is prophesied to be the stallion who mounts the world by the crones of the dosh khaleen at Vaes Dothrak just after the stallion heart ceremony.[1]

After Rhaego's father, Drogo, becomes sick from an infected wound, the sorceress Mirri Maz Duur saves Drogo's life by using blood magic. One of the effects of that magic is that Rhaego dies right before birth. He was inhuman, hideously deformed and covered in dragon-like scales. He had the stub of a tail small leather wings, reminiscent of a bat. Rhaego was stillborn.[2]

During her fever dream, Daenerys Targaryen sees her son tall and proud, with Drogo's copper skin and her own silver-gold hair, violet eyes shaped like almonds. He smiles at her and begins to lift his hand towards her, but when he opens his mouth fire pours out. She sees his heart burning through his chest and in an instant he is gone, consumed like a moth by a candle, turned to ash.[2]

A Clash of Kings

In the House of the Undying Daenerys sees a tall lord with copper skin and silver-gold hair standing beneath the banner of a fiery stallion, a burning city behind him, which appears to be a vision of what might have been had Rhaego survived to be the stallion who mounts the world.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

While in Daznak's Pit after witnessing the slaughter, Daenerys reflects that she once ate a stallion heart to give strength to her unborn son, but that did not save Rhaego when Mirri Maz Duur murdered him in her womb. She remembers the words of the Undying Ones:

Three treasons shall you know. She was the first. Ser Jorah was the second, Brown Ben Plumm the third. Was she done with betrayals?[4]

Shortly thereafter her dragon child Drogon appears in the skies above the pit.

Quotes about Rhaego

Monstrous. Twisted. I drew him forth myself. He was scaled like a lizard, blind, with the stub of a tail and small leather wings like the wings of a bat. When I touched him, the flesh sloughed off the bone, and inside he was full of graveworms and the stink of corruption. He had been dead for years.[2]
Mirri Maz Duur to Daenerys Targaryen

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon V
 
Betha
Blackwood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duncan
 
Jenny
of Oldstones
 
Jaehaerys II
 
Shaera
 
Daeron
 
Rhaelle
 
Ormund
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerys II
 
Rhaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaegar
 
Elia
Martell
 
Shaena
 
 
stillborn child
 
 
Jaehaerys
 
 
Drogo
 
Daenerys
 
Hizdahr
zo Loraq
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Aegon
 
 
 
Daeron
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Rhaego

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