Daenys the Dreamer Is Now Confirmed to Have Been the Rider of Balerion the Black Dread Before Aegon the Conqueror

Daenys the Dreamer Is Now Confirmed to Have Been the Rider of Balerion the Black Dread Before Aegon the Conquerer

HBO’s House of the Dragon, a spin-off series related to Game of Thrones, was welcomed by both fans and critics, becoming yet another hit series for the streaming service. The first season aired in 2022 and consisted of 10 episodes, and the long-awaited second season finally premiered last Sunday, June 16, 2024, to great reviews. But aside from expanding the story of its own narrative, House of the Dragon has also started to reveal some other relevant background information related to the general Game of Thrones lore, which might be interesting to fans.

The series has recently revealed some relevant information about two important characters from the lore. One of them is Daenys the Dreamer, while the other is a dragon named Balerion the Black Dread. This is also, indirectly, related to Aegon the Conqueror, so we think it is very important to comment on these new revelations and reveal what actually happened.

Namely, if you observe the information revealed in the recent episodes of House of the Dragon, there is a scene that shows the page of a very important book. The text is written in English and while the series skipped over that book much quicker than we’d have liked, the fans stopped the scene and managed to read the content of the pages, which look like this:

If you look at this more carefully, you will see that the page confirms that Daenys Targaryen, called Daenys the Dreamer, was actually the previous rider of Balerion, called the Black Dread, an exceptionally powerful and important dragon from the Game of Thrones lore. It had been known, up until this point, that the dragon was ridden by Aegon I Targaryen, also known as Aegon the Conqueror and Aegon the Dragon, but information on the previous rider was unknown.

These pages from the series confirm that another important character was, indeed, the former rider of Balerion, which is a very important scoop. And while this piece of information is definitely great, many fans are wondering whether it is canon. So, is it?

As of the time of writing, we don’t know whether this information is canon or not. In terms of the fictional universe created by the television series, it can definitely be considered canon, but we’re not sure how that relates to the book universe, so until George R.R. Martin himself confirms that this is book canon as well, we cannot consider it to be that.

This will probably be settled in the upcoming weeks and months, so be sure to keep following us for more updates, as we are going to bring you everything you need to know here on Fiction Horizon.

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