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|Born||In 28BC or 29BC, at Dragonstone|
|Spouse||Aegon I Targaryen|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Visenya Targaryen was the older of King Aegon I Targaryen's sisters. She was also one of his two wives, the other being her sister Rhaenys. During the War of Conquest, she rode her dragon, Vhagar, to battle.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Visenya Targaryen
Aegon's eldest sister was a passionate, temperamental woman. She was both stern and sensual, more voluptuous than her sister, more passionate, but with a dark and unforgiving side. She was a warrior, more comfortable in ringmail than in silk, she was apt to dress as a warrior, with her long silver-gold hair in braided coils or bound in rings. She wielded the Valyrian steel sword Dark Sister. She was described as having a "harsh beauty" and was reputed to have dabbled in sorcery. While her sister Rhaenys was the flirt, Visenya was the seductress. It is said that her brother-husband Aegon spent ten nights with Rhaenys for every one with her.
- See also: War of Conquest
After the death of Harren the Black at Harrenhal, Visenya was sent by Aegon I to demand the submission of the lords of Crackclaw Point. The lords understood that they had no chance, so they laid their swords at her feet. Visenya took them as her own men and they would owe no fealty but to the Iron Throne.
She along with her siblings Rhaenys and Aegon secured the victory on the Field of Fire when all three dragons were unleashed together for the first and only time in the war. She was the only one of the three siblings to sustain an injury, taking an arrow to the shoulder.
After the Field of Fire she was charged with subduing the Vale while Rhaenys was charged with conquering Dorne. House Arryn sent an army to the Bloody Gate but Visenya simply flew on her dragon Vhagar straight up to the courtyard of the Eyrie to obtain the surrender of the Vale of Arryn. She succeeded and the Vale was taken bloodlessly.
Visenya was the mother of Maegor I Targaryen, her first and only child, who would later be known as Maegor the Cruel. She is mainly remembered and respected as a strong, capable warrior, something few women are acknowledged as in Westerosi history.
|Valaena Velaryon||Aerion||Unknown||Argilac "the Arrogant"|
|Visenya||Aegon I||Rhaenys||Orys Baratheon||Argella Durrandon|
|Jeyne Westerling||Maegor I||Alys Harroway||Aenys I||Alyssa Velaryon||House Baratheon|
|Jocelyn Baratheon||Aemon||Baelon||Unknown wife||Daella||Lord Arryn||Saera||5 other children|
|Rhaenys||Viserys I||Daemon||Aemma Arryn|
References and Notes
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