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    Alicent Vs Rhaenyra: Which ‘House Of The Dragon’ Queen Is Blood Ancestor Of Daenerys Targaryen?

    House of the Dragon‘ is turning out to be one of the most successful and critically acclaimed television shows of 2022. The first three episodes have received well and also got impressive TV ratings. Initially, there were apprehensions about the show because of the wrecked finale of ‘Game of Thrones.’

    The prequel show has introduced some really interesting characters that have instantly become fan favorites. Two of them are Lady Alicent Hightower and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Fans have been curious about which of the two queens is the blood relative of Daenerys Targaryen.

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    Which Queen In ‘House Of The Dragon’ Is Blood Ancestor Of Daenerys Targaryen?

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    Rhaenyra Targaryen in House Of Dragons

    Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen is one of the main characters in ‘House of the Dragon.’ She is the daughter of King Viserys I Targaryen and heir apparent. Lady Alicent Hightower is another important character. She is Rhaenyra’s childhood friend and later the second wife of King Viserys. Of the two, Rhaenyra is a blood ancestor of Daenerys.

    Daenerys’ brother Rhaegar was killed after running away with Lyanna Stark. Viserys and Daenerys were smuggled to Essos and raised in secret. The three are the children of “The Mad King” Aerys II Targaryen and his sister-wife Rhaella.

    Aerys and Rhaella are the children of King Jaehaerys II Targaryen and Shaera Targaryen. Their parents are King Aegon and a lady named Bertha Blackwood. He married outside the family to a woman named Dyanna Dayne. Maekar’s father King Daeron tied the knot with Princess Myriah Martell.

    Daeron’s parents were King Aegon and his sister-wife Naerys Targaryen. Their mother is Larra Rogare and their father is King Viserys II Targaryen, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen’s son. Viserys II’s father is Rhaenyra’s uncle Daemon Targaryen.

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    Why Are Targaryens Called The Blood Of Old Valyria?

    Viserys I Targaryen
    Viserys I Targaryen

    The House Targaryen is one of the most powerful houses in Westeros and is known for controlling dragons. The name blood of old valyria is often used for them.

    Valyrians also known as the blood of old valyria are referred for the people who are native to the Valyrian Peninsula, on the continent of Essos.

    The Valyrian empire ruled the continent for thousands of years until the cataclysmic event called the doom or the doom of valyria caused the collapse of the entire civilization.

    They were the descendants of the House Targaryens hence the title was passed on to them. The phrase “blood of the dragon” is also used as they were the dragonlords at that time.

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