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It is theorized that the dragon eggs of unknown parentage that Elissa Farman stole from the Dragonstone hatcheries in 54 AC[1] were the same petrified eggs that Illyrio Mopatis gifted to Daenerys Targaryen in 297 AC,[2] those that hatched into Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal.

Supporting evidence

  • Elissa steals exactly three eggs, before taking ship to Pentos.[1]
  • According to Grand Maester Benifer, the eggs would most likely turn to stone whilst away from Dragonstone.[1]
  • Jaehaerys I Targaryen states that the petrified dragon eggs could end up in the possession of a Pentoshi spicemonger.[1] Illyrio Mopatis is a Pentoshi merchant who deals in spices and other luxuries.[3]
  • The first promotion for Fire & Blood stated that the question of the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs would be answered in that book.[4]


  • Elissa did not sell the eggs in Pentos, but to the Sealord of Braavos,[1] which Jaehaerys eventually learned.[5]
  • Illyrio Mopatis states that the eggs are from the Shadow Lands, and eons old.[2] It is unknown how the eggs might have gone from Braavos to the lands beyond Asshai, and then back to the Free Cities, while losing their provenance (as Illyrio would have surely told Daenerys they were Targaryen dragon eggs, if he knew).
  • The actual printed book jacket copy for Fire & Blood makes no mention of Daenerys's dragon eggs.[6]
  • In his blog post about Fire & Blood, when asked about Daenerys's eggs by a fan, George R.R. Martin said that was not his text:[7]

Targaryen Loyalist
(May 1, 2018 at 8:41 pm)

Thank you, Mr. Martin! Can’t wait to find out the origins of Dany’s babies. ❤️ And everything else in between.

(May 1, 2018 at 11:42 pm)

Uh… I never said anything about Dany, that was added by Bantam. Please disregard.
RJ Morrison
(May 2, 2018 at 1:21 am)
Was the part about finding out why travellers can’t go to Valyria accurate or was that an addition by them as well?
(May 2, 2018 at 6:12 am)
Hmmmm… well, I think some of the hype is overblown but that is the nature of advertising.

There are a few bits and scenes and suggestions in the text from which one can extrapolate certain things and concoct theories… but in the case of things like Valyria and the dragon eggs, it is all possible answers, not meant to be definitive.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 11, Daenerys II.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
  4. georgerrmartin.com: FIRE AND BLOOD
  5. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
  6. PenguinRandomHouse.com: Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
  7. 7.0 7.1 Not A Blog: FIRE & BLOOD : On The Way (comment thread) (April 25, 2018)