Myriah Martell

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Myriah Martell, by riotarttherite ©

Alias(es) Mariah Martell
Myriah of Dorne[1]
Title(s) Princess[2]
Queen[2]
Allegiance House Martell
House Targaryen
Culture(s) Dornishmen
Born In 146158 AC[3]Dorne[4]
Died In 184 AC or after[1]
Father Prince Martell
Spouse(s) King Daeron II Targaryen
Issue Baelor Targaryen
Aerys I Targaryen
Rhaegel Targaryen
Maekar I Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Hedge Knight (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (appendix)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Princess Myriah Nymeros Martell was the wife and queen consort of King Daeron II Targaryen.

Appearance

Myriah had the typical dark hair and eyes of House Martell. Those traits were passed on to her eldest son, Prince Baelor Targaryen.[5][1]

History

Myriah was the eldest daughter of the Prince of Dorne during the reign of King Daeron I Targaryen.[2] She had a younger brother, Prince Maron Martell.[1]

In 161 AC, after Daeron was killed during his attempted conquest of Dorne, King Baelor I Targaryen freed Dornish hostages in King's Landing and returned them to Dorne personally, walking barefoot. Once he reached Sunspear, Baelor spoke with the Prince of Dorne, and agreed upon a peace, which included the betrothal of Myriah to Baelor's cousin, Prince Daeron Targaryen. The two would marry once they were both of age.[2]

King Daeron II Targaryen and Queen Myriah Martell, by Chillyravenart ©

Myriah eventually married Daeron, and they would have four sons together: Baelor (born 170 AC), Aerys (born 172176 AC), Rhaegel (born 173177 AC), and Maekar (born 174178 AC).[6]

In 184 AC, after the death of King Aegon IV Targaryen, Daeron succeeded him as King Daeron II Targaryen, and Myriah became queen.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron II
 
Myriah
Martell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baelor
 
Jena
Dondarrion
 
Aerys I
 
Aelinor
Penrose
 
Rhaegel
 
Alys
Arryn
 
Maekar I
 
Dyanna
Dayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valarr
 
Kiera of
Tyrosh
[N 1]
 
Matarys
 
Aelora
 
Aelor
 
Daenora
 
Aerion
 
Daeron
 
Kiera of
Tyrosh
[N 1]
 
Aemon
 
Daella
 
Aegon V
 
Rhae
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stillborn sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maegor
 
 
 
 
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
descendants
 
House Targaryen
 
Unknown
descendants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
  1. Kiera of Tyrosh was widowed when Valarr Targaryen died from the Great Spring Sickness; some time later she married his cousin Daeron.


Behind the Scenes

In A Song of Ice and Fire, the character was originally named Myriah Martell.[7][8] However, when writing The World of Ice & Fire, George R. R. Martin changed her name to "Mariah".[2][6] But when writing Fire & Blood, George changed back to the original spelling, "Myriah".[9] The latest version of The World of Ice & Fire has been edited to change her name to "Myriah".[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Baelor I.
  3. See the Myriah Martell calculation.
  4. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Myriah Martell.
  5. The Hedge Knight.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  7. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  9. Fire & Blood, Lineages and Family Tree.
  10. Errors in the WOIAF: Update