Elaena Targaryen

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Elaena Targaryen
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Allegiance House Targaryen
Culture Valyrian
Born In 150 AL[1]

Princess Elaena Targaryen was the third and youngest daughter of King Aegon III.

Character and Appearance

According to semi-canon sources, Elaena was not a great beauty like her sisters, and at age eleven was even described as a skinny little thing, but her beauty matured as she got older, and men said that she was more beautiful at age seventy than at age seventeen. Her eyes were a soft lilac, her mouth thin-lipped and often angry. Her hair was a platinum white with a bright golden streak down the middle, an unusual color even for the Targaryens. She wore it long, pulled back, and braided, and was always being told it was her crowning beauty. She did however cut it off, in retaliation against her brother Baelor, for imprisoning her in the Maidenvault. Afterwards she wore her hair in short for years. While appearance-wise she differed much from her sisters, character-wise, she had more than a little of her sister Daena's wilfullness, as she would prove when she grew older. She liked to dress in black as a child, simply because Daena also dressed in black.[2]


Elaena was the third daughter of Aegon III and Daenaera of House Velaryon, and was born around 150 AC. She had two brothers, Daeron and Baelor, and two sisters, Daena and Rhaena. Elaena's most cherished possession was a dragon's egg whose stony shell showed the same colors as her hair. Elaena and her sisters were the infamous sisters of King Baelor I who were housed in the Maidenvault, known aftwerwards as the "Three Maids in the Tower". Baelor imprisoned them in comfortable confinement so the sight of them would not tempt him or others in his court to mortal lusts.

She was locked away at age of eleven. She married three times, twice at a king's behest and once for passion, and gave birth to seven children. She then declared that if seven was sufficient for the Gods, it would do for her as well. Although she had three husbands during her lifetime, the great love of her life was her cousin, Alyn Velaryon, with whom she had two bastard children, Jon and Jeyne Waters.

She was known as shrewd and intelligent, to the point that even though her second husband sat on the king's small council as Master of Coin, it was widely known that she was the one performing the duties.[3]


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References and Notes

  1. So Spake Martin mentions that Elaena was 11 when locked up. This was shortly after Baelor's coronation.
  2. Three Maidens in the Tower (June 27, 2006) So Spake Martin
  3. Three Maidens in the Tower (June 27, 2006) So Spake Martin