Aerea Targaryen

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Aerea Targaryen
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Title Princess
Allegiance House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born In 42 ᴀᴄ[1], at Casterly Rock[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)

Princess Aerea Targaryen was a daughter of Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaena Targaryen. She had a younger twin sister, Rhaella.[1][2]

History

Aerea's parents, Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaena, were married in 41 ᴀᴄ. As this was an incestuous marriage, it led to a rebellion of the Faith of the Seven.[3] When Aerea's grandfather, King Aenys I Targaryen, died, Aegon was not crowned king, even though he was Aenys's eldest son and heir. Instead, Aenys's younger brother was crowned Maegor I Targaryen.[4]

Aegon was killed in battle in 43 ᴀᴄ. Rhaena disguised Aerea and twin sister Rhaella and sent them away with allies—even refusing to know where they were, for further protection—but the children were found by Tyanna, and used to force Rhaena to marry Maegor in 47 ᴀᴄ. Aerea's sister, Rhaella was sent to Oldtown as a ward of House Hightower, while Aerea remained at court to ensure her mothers good behavior. As Maegor had no children of his own, Aerea was named his heir while her uncle, Prince Jaehaerys, was disinherited.[4][1]

In 48 ᴀᴄ when Princess Aerea's mother Rhaena learned that her youngest brother, Prince Jaehaerys, had announced his claim to the Iron Throne, she escaped King's Landing in the dead of night upon Dreamfyre to join Jaehaerys's cause, taking Aerea and the Valyrian steel sword Blackfyre with her.[4]

It is unknown what happened to Princess Aerea later in life, but Jaehaerys, Aenys's only surviving son, eventually succeeded Maegor on the Iron Throne.[5]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerea
 
Rhaella
 
Aegon
 
Aemon
 
Alyssa
 
Baelon
 
 
Daella
 
Aeryn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vaegon
 
Maegelle
 
Valerion
 
Viserra
 
Gaemon
 
Saera
 
Gael


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.