In what was an eventful seventh episode of House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen finally got married after pulling off one of the most amazing fake deaths in the history of television. Of course, we do know that their union is brought about by their desire for one another and their plan to strengthen House Targaryen for generations to come. That means that they have to continue the bloodline. So, do Rhaenyra and Daemon have children?
Rhaenyra and Daemon did have children in Aegon III and Viserys II. They had a third child, who was stillborn because Rhaenyra went into labor prematurely after hearing that Aegon II was crowned king. After the Dance of the Dragons, both Aegon III and Viserys II ruled as kings on separate occasions.
The fact that Rhaenyra and Daemon finally married one another was the highlight moment of episode 7, as we all knew that they desired each other for the longest time possible. In that regard, it is only natural for them to have children as they seek to further the Targaryen bloodline for several more generations. As such, let’s look at who Rhaenyra and Daemon’s children are.
Do Rhaenyra And Daemon Have Children?
Episode 7 of House of the Dragon treated us to what we all knew was going to eventually come, and that’s the marriage between Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Prince Daemon Targaryen. Previously married to the children of Lord Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, Rhaenyra and Daemon were finally able to marry one another after the death of Laena and the fake death of Laenor. As such, we were able to see them finally uniting, as it was always clear since the very first episode that they desired one another.
Of course, we do know that both Rhaenyra and Daemon already have children from their previous marriage. Rhaenyra has three sons from her marriage with Laenor, although the rumors say that they were sired by Ser Harwin Strong. Meanwhile, Daemon has two daughters from Laena. In that regard, they already have five children to take care of. But will they have their own children in their marriage?
As a matter of fact, Rhaenyra and Daemon will have children in their marriage with one another. That’s because the main goal of a Targaryen ruler is to further the bloodline for generations to come in preparation for the coming of the threat from the north. As such, Rhaenyra needs to strengthen her line if she wanted to make sure that the Targaryen dynasty lives on for more generations. And considering that both she and Daemon are pure Valyrian, it is important for them to produce children that are also pure Valyrian.
That is why, following their marriage, they were able to have three children. However, only two of those children got to live their lives. The third child of Rhaenyra and Daemon died early as she was stillborn.
This happened while Rhaenyra was pregnant with her third child with Daemon while she was on Dragonstone. King Viserys perished, and this led the Greens to crown Aegon II as the new king of the Seven Kingdoms. When news reached Rhaenyra, she became so furious that she went into labor a month early. As such, the baby was born deformed and stillborn and was not able to survive.
Who Are The Children Of Rhaenyra And Daemon?
While Rhaenyra’s third child with Daemon, Visenya, did not survive her birth, the couple still had two sons that were able to live long lives. Boron on 120 AC, Aegon the Younger is the first child of Rhaenyra and Daemon and was named after Aegon the Conqueror, who Aegon II was also named after. Alicent took offense to the fact that Rhaenyra named her first child with Daemon Aegon.
During the Dance of the Dragons, Aegon the Younger was able to escape the sack of King’s Landing together with his mother. However, Rhaenyra was captured by the Greens after she was betrayed by one of her trusted men. Aegon witnessed as Aegon II fed Rhaenyra to his dragon, Sunfyre, as this was one of the most traumatic moments in his life. As such, Aegon the Younger grew up hating the dragons.
Aegon the Younger was supposed to be killed as well, but Corlys Velaryon, who moved to the side of the Greens, convinced Aegon II to spare the boy because he could be used as a bargaining chip against the remaining Black forces that were still marching to King’s Landing. In fact, Aegon II cut off one of Aegon the Younger’s ears to keep the other Black armies from marching against him.
After Aegon II’s assassination, Aegon the Younger was crowned King Aegon III, but there had to be a regency period before he was able to actually reign as king. During the regency period, several Hands of the King ruled the Seven Kingdoms in place of Aegon III. He was also married to Jaehaera, the daughter of Aegon II so that the two Targaryen factions could now be united for good.
It was during Aegon III’s reign that the dragons went extinct as he had no love for the dragons after losing a lot of people to them during the Dance of the Dragons. That is why he was often called the Dragonbane during his reign. Aegon III was also called the Unhappy because the things that he experienced during his childhood made him a traumatized man. He seldom smiled, as the only thing that made him incredibly happy during his reign was the return of his younger brother, Viserys.
The second child of Rhaenyra and Daemon was Viserys, who was named after King Viserys himself and was born two years after Aegon III’s birth. Viserys, however, was taken to the Free Cities of Essos during the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons because Rhaenyra believed that it was best for him to stay there before she could secure the Iron Throne.
However, Viserys’s ship came under attack by a fleet that was allied with the Greens. After Viserys was captured, he was passed on from one noble to another in the Free Cities and was eventually married off to Larra Rogare. During that time, everyone in Westeros thought that Viserys had died in the attack on his ship when he was on his way to the Free Cities. But he survived and lived a somewhat peaceful life in the Free Cities.
Viserys eventually returned to Westeros when a ransom was paid and when Alyn Velaryon retrieved him from Lys. His brother, Aegon III, was extremely happy to see him returning, as he was usually unhappy during his reign as king. Viserys went on to serve as Hand of the King during the last years of Aegon III’s reign. He also served as Hand during the reigns of Daeron I and Baelor I.
After Baelor’s death, there was no male heir left, as the crown was given to Viserys, who became King Viserys II, due to the fact that no one wanted Daena, Aegon III’s eldest daughter, to become queen due to the effects of the Dance of the Dragons. Viserys III only reigned for one year before he died due to poisoning. He was succeeded by his son Aegon IV, who is said to be one of the worst Targaryen kings in history.
In that regard, even though Rhaenyra and Daemon never officially ruled the Seven Kingdoms, both of their sons went on to become kings. Meanwhile, the line of kings actually descended from them and not from Aegon II. As such, they ultimately won the Dance of Dragons as they were able to solidify their lineage for more than a hundred years after their deaths.