How is Daenerys Related to Daemon? The Targaryen Family Tree Explained

The Targaryen family tree is one of the most complex and fascinating aspects of the Game of Thrones universe. The dragon-riding dynasty has a long and bloody history, full of wars, betrayals, and incest. One of the most intriguing characters in the Targaryen saga is Daemon Targaryen, who will be played by Matt Smith in the upcoming HBO Max series House of the Dragon. But how is Daenerys, the Mother of Dragons and the Breaker of Chains, related to this ambitious and charismatic prince? Let’s find out.

Who is Daemon Targaryen?

Daemon Targaryen was the younger brother of King Viserys I Targaryen, who ruled Westeros from 103 AC to 129 AC. Daemon was a skilled warrior, a daring adventurer, and a cunning politician. He was also a notorious womanizer, having multiple wives and lovers throughout his life. He was the founder of the City Watch of King’s Landing, the commander of the Gold Cloaks, and the Lord of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea. He was also the rider of Caraxes, a fearsome red dragon.

Daemon had a complicated relationship with his brother Viserys, who initially named him as his heir, but later changed his mind and chose his daughter Rhaenyra instead. Daemon supported Rhaenyra’s claim to the throne, and even married her, despite being her uncle. Their marriage sparked a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, which pitted the Targaryens against each other in a brutal struggle for power.

How is Daenerys related to Daemon?

Daenerys and Daemon are related, but very distantly. They share a common ancestor in King Viserys I Targaryen, who was Daemon’s brother and Daenerys’s great-great-great-great-grandfather. This makes Daemon a distant uncle of Daenerys, six times removed.

To trace their lineage, we have to go back to the children of Daemon and Rhaenyra. They had three sons: Aegon the Younger, Viserys, and a stillborn daughter named Visenya. Aegon the Younger became king after the death of his mother and his half-brother Aegon the Elder, who was Rhaenyra’s son from her first marriage. Aegon the Younger married his cousin Jaehaera, who was Aegon the Elder’s daughter, and they had a son named Daeron.

Daeron became king after his father’s death, but he died without heirs, so his brother Baelor inherited the throne. Baelor was a pious and peaceful king, who locked away his three sisters in the Red Keep to avoid temptation. He also died without heirs, so his uncle Viserys, who was Daemon and Rhaenyra’s second son, became king. Viserys married a Lysene noblewoman named Larra Rogare, and they had three children: Aegon, Aemon, and Naerys.

Aegon became king after his father’s death, and he married his sister Naerys, following the Targaryen tradition of incest. Aemon became a knight of the Kingsguard, and swore to protect his brother and sister. Aegon and Naerys had two sons: Daeron and Aerys. Daeron became king after his father’s death, but he also died without heirs, so his brother Aerys inherited the throne. Aerys married his cousin Aelinor, who was the daughter of Aemon and his wife Jocelyn Baratheon. Aerys and Aelinor had a son named Maekar.

Maekar became king after his father’s death, and he married a Dayne of Starfall. They had four sons: Daeron, Aerion, Aemon, and Aegon. Daeron died of a pox, Aerion died of drinking wildfire, and Aemon became a maester of the Citadel. Aegon became king after his father’s death, and he married a Blackwood of Raventree Hall. They had five children: Duncan, Jaehaerys, Shaera, Daeron, and Rhaelle.

Duncan renounced his claim to the throne to marry a commoner named Jenny of Oldstones, so his brother Jaehaerys became king after his father’s death. Jaehaerys married his sister Shaera, and they had two children: Aerys and Rhaella. Aerys became king after his father’s death, and he married his sister Rhaella, as per a prophecy that the prince that was promised would be born from their line. Aerys and Rhaella had three children: Rhaegar, Viserys, and Daenerys.

Rhaegar was killed by Robert Baratheon during his rebellion, and his two children by Elia Martell were killed by Gregor Clegane. Viserys was killed by Khal Drogo, who married Daenerys. Daenerys became the last surviving Targaryen, and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. She also hatched three dragon eggs, and became the Mother of Dragons.


As we can see, the Targaryen family tree is a tangled web of blood and fire. Daemon and Daenerys are both descendants of Aegon the Conqueror, the first Targaryen king of Westeros. They are also both dragon-riders, and claimants to the Iron Throne. However, they are separated by more than a century of history, and by many generations of Targaryens. They are distant relatives, but they share a common legacy.

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