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'''Balerion''', called the '''Balerion the Black Dread''', was one of [[Aegon I]]'s three dragons that he used to conquer much of [[Westeros]] during the [[War of Conquest]]. Balerion is the largest of all the Targaryen dragons, and had jaws big enough to swall a mammoth whole.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], Chapter 13, Tyrion</ref> Singers named him after an ancient god, as they did with the other two original dragons. He died at around 200 years of age, during the reign of [[Jaehaerys I]].
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'''Balerion''', called the '''Balerion the Black Dread''', was one of [[Aegon I]]'s three dragons that he used to conquer much of [[Westeros]] during the [[War of Conquest]]. Singers named him after an ancient god of the [[Valyria]]ns, as they did with the other two dragons.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], Chapter 12, Daenerys</ref> He died at around 200 years of age, during the reign of [[Jaehaerys I]].
  
According to song, the [[Iron Throne]] was forged using his fiery breath to melt the swords of Aegon's enemies.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], Chapter 43, Eddard</ref>
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Balerion is the largest of all the Targaryen dragons, and had jaws big enough to swall a mammoth whole.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], Chapter 13, Tyrion</ref> According to song, the [[Iron Throne]] was forged using his fiery breath to melt the swords of Aegon's enemies.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], Chapter 43, Eddard</ref> His fire was as black as his scales, his wingspan so vast that entire towns would fall under his shadow when he passed overhead.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], Chapter 12, Daenerys</ref>
  
 
==References and Sources==
 
==References and Sources==

Revision as of 14:10, 7 February 2010

Balerion, called the Balerion the Black Dread, was one of Aegon I's three dragons that he used to conquer much of Westeros during the War of Conquest. Singers named him after an ancient god of the Valyrians, as they did with the other two dragons.[1] He died at around 200 years of age, during the reign of Jaehaerys I.

Balerion is the largest of all the Targaryen dragons, and had jaws big enough to swall a mammoth whole.[2] According to song, the Iron Throne was forged using his fiery breath to melt the swords of Aegon's enemies.[3] His fire was as black as his scales, his wingspan so vast that entire towns would fall under his shadow when he passed overhead.[4]

References and Sources

  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 13, Tyrion
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard
  4. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys