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Alias the green dragon
the green beast
Allegiance Daenerys Targaryen
Race Dragon
Born In 299 AC, at Dothraki Sea
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

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Rhaegal - by Marc Fishman ©

Rhaegal is one of the dragons born on the Dothraki Sea, along with Drogon and Viserion. Commanded by Daenerys Targaryen, he was named for her brother, Rhaegar Targaryen.[1]


See also: Images of Rhaegal

Rhaegal has green and bronze scales.[2] His green scales are a dark green, the green of moss in the deep woods at dusk, just before the light fades, and they gleam like jade. His teeth and claws are black. [3] His eyes are bronze, brighter than polished shields, and they glow with their own heat. His flame is orange-and-yellow fire shot through with veins of green.

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A Game of Thrones

Rhaegal's egg is a deep green, with burnished bronze flecks that comes and goes depending on how Daenerys turns it.

The maegi Mirri Maz Duur proclaims that in order to bring new life one had to give life. Daenerys burns Drogo's body, along with Mirri Maz Duur herself and the three eggs to give birth to Rhaegal, along with his brothers, Viserion and Drogon.[4]

A Clash of Kings

When Daenerys arrives in Qarth Rhaegal along with the other dragons are a marvel in the ancient city.[1][5][3]

When Daenerys receives the news of the Usurper's death Rhaegal is on her lap. Beneath her gentle fingers he stares at Quhuru Mo with eyes of molten gold. When his mouth opens his teeth gleam like black needles.

During her visit to the Hall of a Thousand Thrones to petition the Pureborn, Daenerys takes Rhaegal with her on her shoulder.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Rhaegal is about the size of a small dog. At Slaver's Bay Jhiqui frees Rhaegal to attack the slavers when Daenerys has the Unsullied attack their former masters.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Tales start to reach Westeros of dragons.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Rhaegal and the other dragons begin to misbehave. Rhaegal snaps at Irri.[8]. His head is now larger than a horse's.[9]

When Drogon allegedly kills the young girl Hazzea outside Meereen, Daenerys has Viserion and Rhaegal chained in a makeshift "dragon pit" in the Great Pyramid.[10]

Rhaegal mortally burns Quentyn Martell with dragonfire in the dragon pits of Meereen when he tries to tame the dragons.[9] Once loosed from the pit Rhaegal makes his new lair in the great black pyramid of Yherizan where he hulks in the gloom like a fat woman bedecked with glowing orange jewels. The Pyramid is now a smoldering ruin and its former occupants are either dead or in flight.

Ser Barristan Selmy notes that thus far Rhaegal has shown himself to be more dangerous than his brother Viserion.[11]

The Winds of Winter

As the Second Siege of Meereen begins Rhaegal and Viserion are both drawn to the battle. Tyrion sees Rhaegal circling above the bay, banking and turning as longships and galleys clash and burn below him. When Brown Ben Plumm and his companions come galloping back from the camp of the Girl General Rhaegal is still prowling, soaring in wide circles above the city and the bay on great green wings.

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