Symbol of House Targaryen in the Game of Thrones saga, dragons make their appearance in season 1 of the series, alongside Daenerys. But where do the eggs – supposed to be petrified – of these dragons come from?
Perhaps you searched this morning for your chocolate eggs on this Easter Monday? And no, no Easter eggs mischievously slipped into movie posters this year ! But, just to respect tradition a little bit, we will gladly evoke the dragon eggs of a certain Daenerys in Game of Thrones. All the more so since we are rapidly approaching, in a few days, the ten years since the beginning of this series which has marked the history of the small screen …
The question, ultimately simple, is this: where do the Daenerys dragon eggs seen at the very beginning of the series come from? The Mother of Dragons, as she would later be called, has been raising these dragons throughout the series as if they were indeed her own children. Three children, answering to the name of Rhaegal, Viserion, and Drogon, faithful to the end to their adoptive and foster mother, until only one remains at the end of the grandiose and tragic quest of the Khaleesi to conquer the Iron Throne.
Flashback sequence. The first elements concerning these dragon eggs were given to us in the first episode of season 1, Winter is coming. Viserys Targaryen (Harry Lloyd), son of the former King Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King, dispossessed of his throne by the usurper Robert Baratheon, wants at all costs to reclaim the throne of his ancestors.
To serve his interests, he does not hesitate to sacrifice those of his sister, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke). He thus arranged for her to marry Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), chief of the Dothraki tribe. In return, Khal Drogo must provide the army he needs to reclaim the lost family throne. Trader and spice merchant, the magister of Pentos, Illyrio Mopatis, welcoming Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen, was then in charge of the formalities of this new alliance.
Among the gifts offered to Daenerys at the end of the wedding celebrations are three petrified dragon eggs, gifts from Illyrio Mopatis. And the latter to crack a small explanation: these eggs come from the shadow regions beyond Asshaï, thousands of km east of Westeros. He is convinced that time has turned them to stone.
At this point in the series, Daenerys has little knowledge of her family history, but she begins to take an interest in these three eggs, black, green and gold. The more she is interested and attached to them, the more their colors become vivid.
When Khal Drogo dies and is to be cremated at a stake (in episode 10, Fire & Blood) Daenerys places her eggs there and takes a stand alongside her late husband, while the funeral pyre is lit. Coming out unscathed from this ordeal by fire, Daenerys discovers that the three eggs have hatched, marking the birth of Rhaegal, Viserion, and Drogon.
To review the sequence, below …
The three Daenerys dragons born from these flames are the first for 300 years. Symbol of the House of Targaryens, dragons were once used to crush opposing armies and conquer in fine the seven crowns. Before Daenerys, the last known dragon was that of his ancestor, Aegon I Targaryen, nicknamed “Aegon the Conqueror”, and his sisters.
We also imagine that, in the upcoming Prequel series, Games of Thrones: House of the Dragon, the creature, considered extinct at the time of Daenerys, should occupy a prominent place in the fantastic bestiary.