What is the Dance of the Dragons from “The House of the Dragon”

One of HBO Max’s biggest recent hits is the series “House of the Dragon”. The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel has become one of the productions favorites of subscribers to the streaming service, thanks to its interesting story and the work of its actors.

This fiction focuses on the facts presented in the book “Fire and Blood” of George RR Martin. In this way the dragon dance He has a crucial role in the story.

Do you want to know more? Then find out what dragon dance from HBO Max series “House of the Dragon”. Discover, thus, the explanation of the history of the civil war of House Targaryen.

According to the work of George RR Martinthe dragon dance is a civil war that broke out between various factions of the House Targaryen. This confronted supporters of Rhaenyra Targaryen (called “Blacks”) and those of Aegon II Targaryen (called “Greens”). The conflict owes its name to the dragons so characteristic of the dynasty.

Although the princess Rhaenyra Oui Alice’s High Tower were very close, everything changes when the latter marries Viserys I. Thus, believing that his son Aegon II shall be the successor as king, Alicent supports his claim to the throne when the monarch dies.

His main motivation is ambition for his offspring. However, she also considers that the children of Rhaenyrawho was the heiress, are bastards unworthy of the Crown.

The dragon dance developed between 129 and 131 AD, led to the end of the reign of the Targaryen in Westeros (West) and shortly after the dragons disappeared. He was also mentioned in the series ” game of thrones” , when Shireen Barathon I read a book about it during the fifth season.

The Dance of the Dragons was a civil war of the Targaryens (Photo: HBO)
The Dance of the Dragons was a civil war of the Targaryens (Photo: HBO)

The two sides of this war were differentiated by two colors: black and green. The first defended the interests of the princess Rhaenyra and those of their children. The latter, on the other hand, supported the request for Alice’s High Tower and their offspring.

These colors were set during the fifth wedding anniversary celebrations of the Roi Viserys. Over there, Alicent wore a green dress, while the princess Rhaenyra He wore a black and red one. Since then, they have become a symbol for their followers.

  • Princesse Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Demon Prince Targaryen
  • Corlys Velaryon
  • Rhaenys Targaryen
  • Rhaenyra’s children from her first marriage: Jacaerys, Lucerys and Joffrey Velaryon
  • Children of her marriage to Daemon: Aegon III and Viserys II

Because they took possession of dragon stone (Dragonstone), they had more dragons than their opponents.

Moreover, they had the support of the richest and most powerful houses of Westeros.

Alicent Hightower in green dress in
Alicent Hightower in a green dress in “House of the Dragon” (Photo: HBO)

After many battles, this war killed a large part of the dragons. They suffered the same fate the prince Devil, Dame Rhaenysthe Queen Helen and his sons, AémondDaeronthe three sons of Rhaenyra from his first marriage, among others.

Rhaenyra Targaryen had a sad ending which was also portrayed in an episode of “game of thrones“, entitled “And now his guard is over” . In this, Joffrey Barathéon shows to margary tyrell the tomb of the one who had been the heiress of the Iron Throne and tells how was his tragic fate.

« She was killed by her brother, or rather her dragon. He ate it while his son watched. What’s left of her is buried in the crypts below“, expressed the character. The brother you speak of is Aegon II Targaryen and his dragon solar fire.

After these events, Aegon II he did not stop the advance of his reinforcements from the North, despite the advice of his advisers. So they decided to poison him. Thus, one of the sons of Devil and Rhaenyra became the undisputed leader of Westeros.

Rhaenyra Targaryen had a terrible death during the Dance of the Dragons (Picture: HBO)
Rhaenyra Targaryen had a terrible death during the Dance of the Dragons (Picture: HBO)

At only ten years old, Aegon III he was made king. However, he was severely traumatized by the war, the loss of his family, and seeing his mother burned and eaten by a dragon.

He reigned for 26 years, until his death of consumption at the age of 36. AlicentFor her part, she spent the last years of her life confined to her bedroom and in grief, as all her children died. Undoubtedly, a dark landscape for war survivors.

Alicent Hightower spent the last years of her life in great pain (Picture: HBO)
Alicent Hightower spent the last years of her life in great pain (Picture: HBO)

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