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{{See homonyms | Balerion (disambiguation)}}
 
{{See homonyms | Balerion (disambiguation)}}
  
'''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|aCoK|12}} He died at around 200 years of age, during the reign of [[Jaehaerys I]].{{Ref|aSoS|8}}
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'''Balerion''', called the '''Black Dread''', was one of the three great [[dragons]] of [[Aegon the Conqueror]] and his sisters, that were used to conquer much of [[Westeros]] during the [[War of Conquest]]. Balerion was killed some time during the reign of [[Jaehaerys I]], around 200 years of age.{{Ref|aSoS|8}}
  
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== Description ==
 
Balerion is the largest of all the Targaryen dragons, and had jaws big enough to swallow a mammoth whole.{{Ref|aGoT|13}} According to song, the [[Iron Throne]] was forged using his fiery breath to melt the swords of Aegon's enemies.{{Ref|aGoT|43}} 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|aCoK|12}}
 
Balerion is the largest of all the Targaryen dragons, and had jaws big enough to swallow a mammoth whole.{{Ref|aGoT|13}} According to song, the [[Iron Throne]] was forged using his fiery breath to melt the swords of Aegon's enemies.{{Ref|aGoT|43}} 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|aCoK|12}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
During  the battle that became known as the [[Field of Fire]], the only time in history that all three of the fabled Targaryen dragons took to the sky at the same time. Between [[Vhaghar]], [[Meraxes]] and Balerion, they  killed four thousand men, burning them alive. King [[Mern  Gardener|Mern]] died, with him [[House Gardener]]. The army was broken  and Aegon I was victorious.{{Ref|aGoT|13}}
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Balerion was named so after the ancient god of [[Valyria|Valyrian Freehold]]{{Ref|aCoK|12}} he gained recognition as the 'Black Dread' during the [[War of Conquest]], when Aegon rode him to victory and conquered Westeros. He became notorious in the battle that became known as the [[Field of Fire]], the only time in history that all three of the fabled Targaryen dragons took to the sky at the same time. Between [[Vhaghar]], [[Meraxes]] and Balerion, they  killed four thousand men, burning them alive. King [[Mern  Gardener|Mern]] died, with him [[House Gardener]]. The army was broken  and Aegon I was victorious.{{Ref|aGoT|13}}
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==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==

Revision as of 21:51, 20 January 2012

Balerion, called the Black Dread, was one of the three great dragons of Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters, that were used to conquer much of Westeros during the War of Conquest. Balerion was killed some time during the reign of Jaehaerys I, around 200 years of age.[1]

Description

Balerion is the largest of all the Targaryen dragons, and had jaws big enough to swallow 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]

History

Balerion was named so after the ancient god of Valyrian Freehold[4] he gained recognition as the 'Black Dread' during the War of Conquest, when Aegon rode him to victory and conquered Westeros. He became notorious in the battle that became known as the Field of Fire, the only time in history that all three of the fabled Targaryen dragons took to the sky at the same time. Between Vhaghar, Meraxes and Balerion, they killed four thousand men, burning them alive. King Mern died, with him House Gardener. The army was broken and Aegon I was victorious.[2]


References and Notes