Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aegon III)
Rhaena by Amok©
|Allegiance|| House Targaryen|
Faith of the Seven
|Born||In 147 AC|
|Book(s)|| The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)|
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
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Character and Appearance
At fourteen, two years younger than Daena, Rhaena was just as lovely as her sister, but hers was a softer, sweeter, more feminine beauty. Though by no means plump, her body was more rounded than Daena's. Her breasts were larger, her lips fuller, her hair more gold than silver and always carefully coiffed and combed. She had soft, kind eyes and a shy, sweet smile. Personality wise she differed quite alot from her older sister. Where Daena was wilful, wild, and adventurous, Rhaena was dutiful, meek, and passive. She loved lace and gold trim and often embroidered depictions of faith on her clothing.
Born in 147 AC, Rhaena was the second daughter of King Aegon III Targaryen and Queen Daenaera Velaryon. She had two older brothers, Daeron and Baelor, and two sisters, Daena, who was older, and Elaena, who was younger.
During the reign of their brother Baelor, Rhaena and her sisters were confined in what has since been known as the Maidenvault. According to Baelor, this was so the sight of them would not tempt him or others in his court to mortal lusts. Rhaena, unlike her two sisters, never chaffed at her confinement. She was almost as pious as Baelor, and she eventually became a septa.
After the death of Baelor, Daena was briefly considered as a possible heir to the throne. The memories of the Dance of the Dragons and of Rhaenyra Targaryen, the last woman to sit the Iron Throne, left many leery of the idea of a ruling queen. Rhaena's uncle was crowned Viserys II, and the claims of Rhaena and her sisters were set aside.
References and Notes
- ↑ See the Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aegon III) calculation.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 So Spake Martin: Three Maidens in the Tower, June 27, 2006
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Baelor I.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys II.