Elaena Targaryen

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Elaena Targaryen
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Elaena by Amok©

Allegiance House Targaryen
Culture Valyrian
Born In 150 AC[1]
Spouse 1st: Unknown
2nd: Unknown
3rd: Unknown

Princess Elaena Targaryen was the third daughter and youngest child of King Aegon III Targaryen and his wife, Queen Daenaera Velaryon.

Appearance and Character

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, though 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]

History

Elaena was the third daughter and youngest child of King Aegon III Targaryen and Queen Daenaera of House Velaryon, and was born in 150 AC. She had two older brothers, Daeron and Baelor, and two older 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. The three sisters were 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.

Elaena was locked away at age of eleven. Overall, she married three times, twice at a king's behest and once for passion, and gave birth to seven children in total. 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.[2]

Family

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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. 2.0 2.1 So Spake Martin, Three Maidens in the Tower (June 27, 2006)