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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 298AC, at Dothraki Sea
Died In 298AC, 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 was the son of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo.

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A Game of Thrones

Rhaego was 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 his father Drogo became sick from an infected wound, the sorceress Mirri Maz Duur saved Drogo's life by using blood magic. One of the effects of that magic was that Rhaego died 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 Dany 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.

A Dance with Dragons

While in Daznak's Pit after witnessing the slaughter Daenerys reflects that she once ate a stallion’s heart to give strength to her unborn son … but that did not save Rhaego when the maegi 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? [3]

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

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon V
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duncan
the Small
 
 
 
Jaehaerys II
 
 
 
 
Unknown
son
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaelle
Targaryen
 
Unknown
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerys II
 
Rhaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steffon
Baratheon
 
Cassana
Estermont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaegar
 
Elia
Martell
 
Viserys
 
Daenerys
 
Drogo
 
Robert
Baratheon
 
Cersei
Lannister
 
Stannis
Baratheon
 
Selyse
Florent
 
Renly
Baratheon
 
Margaery
Tyrell*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Aegon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaego
 
Joffrey
Baratheon
 
Myrcella
Baratheon
 
Tommen
Baratheon
 
Margaery
Tyrell*
 
Shireen
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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