House of the Dragon: Vhagar and its Dragon Riders In Details

House of the Dragon, HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series is scheduled to last at three or four seasons at. The fans can anticipate watching 17 dragons throughout the entire show, including 9 in Season 1 alone.

So so far, we’ve seen four dragons that we’ve seen: Rhaenyra’s Syrax Daemon’s Caraxes, Laenor Velaryon’s Seasmoke as well as Rhaenys the Meleys of Targaryen.

In Episode 6 One of the more terrifying dragons of the Seven Kingdoms makes her debut: Vhagar.Spoilers for House of the Dragon to come…

The House of the Dragon: How large is Vhagar?

Vhagar is the largest living dragon in the House of the Dragon, and the second largest dragon in Westeros time after Balerion and the black Dread.

The short Vhagar scene in Episode 6 is a testimony to that Vhagar is a lot bigger than Daemon’s Caraxes and is said to be twice as big and far, far bigger than any of the dragons Daenerys has from Game of Thrones.While there aren’t any exact measurements, there are a few similarities to draw by analyzing the characters’ feelings. While Balerion’s wingspan was big the shadow of his shadow was able to have engulfed entire towns while the wingmen flew over, Tyrion Lannister once said that he could once ride on a horse through Vhagar’s gullet. 

In the years before her death Vhagar increased in size almost as much in size as Balerion.According according to George R.R. Martin who was not particularly explicit within Fire and Blood, Vhagar is “bronze with blue-green accents and bright blue eyes.”She was born from the dragon egg on Dragonstone in the Century of Blood. Her name derives directly from one of many gods that were worshipped by the people of Old Valyria, the former capital of the Valyrian Freehold.

The House of the Dragon: Who takes on Vhagar?

Vhagar was around from the time of Aegon Targaryen’s conquer of Westeros and had many dragons in her life.

She was the first horse rode by queen Visenya Targaryen and was in battle with Aegon in Balerion along with Rhaenys riding on Meraxes.

Following Visenya’s demise in 44 AC (after the conquest), Vhagar remained unridden for 25 years. In the year 73 AC, Baelon Targaryen claimed Vhagar and the two participated for the Fourth Dornish War in 83 AC. Baelon passed away in 101 AC which left Vhagar riding without a rider again.

Vhagar’s next known rider was one that we’ve seen on the series: Laena Velaryon (Nanna Blondell) who was her spouse of Daemon (Matt Smith). in House of the Dragon, Laena instructed Vhagar to be burned to death by dragonflame, after she failed to birth her son. She passed away after the three-day sickness because of their child’s birth trauma in the novel.

If the show does as per the story, Vhagar’s next pilot will likely take on the role of Aemond Targaryen (played by Leo Ashton as a young person and Ewan Mitchell later as an adult) The third brother of King Viserys I (Paddy Considine) and Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke).We won’t divulge any further details, but expect epic battles to be in House of Dragon’s future.

House of the Dragon Episode 7 will be available for viewing at the end of October in the US and on October 3, in the UK.

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