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House of the Dragon: How The Silver-Haired Targaryens Tame Their Dragons?

By Rishabh Shandilya
August 29,2022

In 2011, Game of Thrones made its under-the-radar entrance as a high medieval fantasy epic where dragons formerly roamed the earth but are now vanished. People were taken aback when Daenerys Targaryen, portrayed by Emilia Clarke, was able to successfully raise three dragon eggs and nurture them into her personal loyal fire-breathers.

As one of the last surviving members of the Targaryen household, she often alluded to her offspring as “babies” and claimed to have the “blood of the dragon” coursing through her veins. Daenerys’s dragons, Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal, adored her like a parent and responded to her love and protection as if she were their queen.

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen

Dany survived the funeral pyre of her spouse Khal Drogo portrayed by Aquaman alum Jason Momoa with one of her newborn dragons nursing, indicating a close bond connecting the two species. Dany survived the funeral pyre of her spouse Khal Drogo portrayed by Aquaman alum Jason Momoa with one of her newborn dragons nursing, indicating a close bond connecting the two species.

House of the Dragon witnessed a teenage Rhaenyra having a great relationship with her very own fiery beast, whom she routinely takes out for outings. During the show, there was a statement about people dabbling with dragons – a weapon they shouldn’t have touched, hinting it will return to punish them all later.

The Origin of The Dragons

Daemon Targaryen holding Dragon's egg

Daemon Targaryen holding Dragon’s egg

Dragons are another creature whose origins remain a secret, despite the many legends that attempt to explain them. The Valyrians claim that the Fourteen Flames is where dragons were originally discovered. The dragonlords tracked down and domesticated these powerful creatures before employing them in their conquest of the Freehold. But some legends show that dragons weren’t always a part of Valyrian culture. The Asshai’i claim that these beasts were gifted to the Valyriams after their first awakening in the Shadow Lands.

How Did They Control The Savage Beasts

A lot of people are probably wondering how this blonde managed to train and command dragons. The world created by George R.R. Martin has a wealth of mythology and knowledge that may provide an explanation.

To begin, it must be said that the Targaryens weren’t the only noble house to have dragons. Actually, several Valyrian households boasted their own dragon fleets and bred Dragonriders. The Targaryens were really quite a minor household among many of the aristocratic lineages of Valyria, but, they abandoned the land before the kingdom turned to dust. The Doom was a mysterious catastrophe that exterminated all humans and creatures in Valyria, rendering it a deadly wilderness.

After Daenys had a disturbing nightmare foretelling the Doom and pleading with her parents to escape Valyria, they packed their belongings and their dragons and headed north. All through the Valyrian Freehold, dragons were utilized as munitions and modes of transportation by households before the Doom.

From one civilization to the next, tales of how the dragonlords tamed their mighty wyrms vary greatly. Others claim they were educated by legendary Asshaians, while others argue that they practiced sorcery and human sacrifices. Dragonbinder is a Valyrian horn that Euron Grejoy acquires in the novels, and it is claimed to have the power to enslave dragons to his dictates. The dragonlords of Valyria, including the Targaryens, probably employed horns like this to rein in their vicious steeds.

Dragon Horn

Dragon Horn

According to legends from Asshai’s distant past, unknown posters domesticated these dragons transported them to Valyria, and shared their knowledge with the locals before vanishing from recorded history.