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'''Meraxes''' was one of the great dragons used by [[Aegon I|Aegon the Conqueror]] and his sisters during the [[War of Conquest]]. The dragon was named for one of the old gods of [[Valyria]]. It was ridden by [[Rhaenys Targaryen]].<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 12|Chapter 12]], Daenerys</ref>
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'''Meraxes''' was one of the great dragons used by [[Aegon I|Aegon the Conqueror]] and his sisters during the [[War of Conquest]]. The she-dragon was named for one of the old gods of [[Valyria]]. It was ridden by [[Rhaenys Targaryen]].<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 12|Chapter 12]], Daenerys</ref>
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Meraxes's was larger than [[Vhaghar]] but smaller than [[Balerion]].<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 13|Chapter 13]], Tyrion</ref> Meraxes could swallow horses whole. <ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 12|Chapter 12]], Daenerys</ref> The colour of Meraxes's scales, horns, wing bones and spinal crest is unknown, as is the colour of its flame.  
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Meraxes's was larger than [[Vhaghar]] but smaller than [[Balerion]].<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 13|Chapter 13]], Tyrion</ref> Meraxes could swallow horses whole. <ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 12|Chapter 12]], Daenerys</ref> The colour of Meraxes's scales, horns, wing bones and spinal crest is unknown, as is the colour of her flame.  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
  
Meraxes was named for a god of the [[Valyria|Valyrian Feehold]]. It was born from a dragon's egg on [[Dragonstone]].
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Meraxes was named for a god of the [[Valyria|Valyrian Feehold]]. She was born from a dragon's egg on [[Dragonstone]].
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During the battle that became known as the [[Field of Fire]], Meraxes, Balerion and Vhaghar took to the sky at the same time. Between the three they killed four thousand men, burning them alive. King [[Mern Gardener|Mern]] was killed, [[House Gardener]] dying with him. The army was broken and Aegon I was victorious.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 13|Chapter 13]], Tyrion</ref>
 
During the battle that became known as the [[Field of Fire]], Meraxes, Balerion and Vhaghar took to the sky at the same time. Between the three they killed four thousand men, burning them alive. King [[Mern Gardener|Mern]] was killed, [[House Gardener]] dying with him. The army was broken and Aegon I was victorious.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 13|Chapter 13]], Tyrion</ref>
  

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Meraxes
Rhaenys riding Meraxes.jpg
Rhaenys Targaryen riding Meraxes into battle

Allegiance Rhaenys Targaryen
Race Dragon
Born At Dragonstone
Died In Dorne

Meraxes was one of the great dragons used by Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters during the War of Conquest. The she-dragon was named for one of the old gods of Valyria. It was ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen.[1]

Description

Meraxes's was larger than Vhaghar but smaller than Balerion.[2] Meraxes could swallow horses whole. [3] The colour of Meraxes's scales, horns, wing bones and spinal crest is unknown, as is the colour of her flame.

History

Meraxes was named for a god of the Valyrian Feehold. She was born from a dragon's egg on Dragonstone.

During the battle that became known as the Field of Fire, Meraxes, Balerion and Vhaghar took to the sky at the same time. Between the three they killed four thousand men, burning them alive. King Mern was killed, House Gardener dying with him. The army was broken and Aegon I was victorious.[4]

Meraxes and Rhaenys Targaryen both died in Dorne. [citation needed] Along with eighteen other Targaryen dragon skulls Meraxes's skull used to hang on a wall in the Red Keep's throne room. After the War of the Usurper King Robert had Meraxes's skull removed and stored in a dank cellar along with the others.

Known dragonriders of Meraxes

References and Notes