The waltz of the dragons will take place in House of the Dragon! Find out which creatures will surely be present in the Game of Thrones spin-off.
First spin-off from Game Of Thrones to see the day, House of the Dragon is a prequel series that tells part of the story of the Targaryens. Roughly 170 years before the events of the show phenomenon, we witness the beginning of the fall of House Targaryen and the wars of succession to the Iron Throne being played out.
The episodes of the series will take us to the famous civil war called “The Dance of the Dragons”, which involves, as its name suggests, dragons. The noble family descended from Valyri lived for decades in Dragonstone, riding dragons in preparation for Aegon the Conqueror’s conquest of the Seven Kingdoms.
We were promised more dragons in House of the Dragon – 17 in total! – so here are the creatures we saw and are sure to see in the spin-off.
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Syrax is the yellow female dragon of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (played in House of the Dragon by Milly Alcock in his youth then Emma D’Arcy adulthood).
A large blood-red creature, Caraxes is the mount of Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith). This dragon is like its owner since it is as formidable and vicious as its rider.
Balerion is the largest and oldest of the Targaryen dragons. He was the mount of Aegon the Conqueror then that of King Viserys I (Paddy Considine). This black and red male dragon is the last creature to have known Valyria before the Scourge.
Meleys is the mount of the Queen who never was, Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (played by Eve Best in House of the Dragon), wife of Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint). The dragon is an old creature but cunning and formidable when needed.
Fires-of-Soleyl (or Sunfyre)
With its golden scales and its flame, Feux-du-Soleyl is a huge and fearsome dragon. He is the mount of Aegon II Targaryen (played by Ty Tennant then by Tom Glynn-Carney as an adult in House of the Dragon).
A small, young and fast male white dragon, Arrax is ridden by Prince Lucerys Velaryon (played by Harvey Sadler then by Elliot Grihault as an adult in House of the Dragon).
Dreamfire (or Dreamfyre)
This silver and blue dragon was the mount of Princess Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aenys I), then that of Helaena Targaryen (who is embodied by Evie Allen then by Phia Saban as an adult in House of the Dragon).
Danselune (or Moondancer)
Moondancer is a pale green dragon with a pearly crest, horns, and claws. This creature is ridden by Baela Targaryen (who will be interpreted in House of the Dragon by actresses Shani Smethurst then Bethany Antonia) during the Dance of the Dragons.
Vermax is a young dragon ridden by Prince Jacaerys Velaryon (who will be played in the series by Leo Hart then by Harry Collett adulthood).
Tyraxes is a male dragon, who is the mount of Prince Joffrey Velaryon.
A large male dragon with scales and bronze and beige wings, Vermithor is the creature linked to Jaehaerys I, aka the Old King (played by Michael Carter in the series).
A gigantic female dragon, Vhagar is ridden successively by Visenya Targaryen, Baelon Targaryen and Laena Velaryon. This creature is bronze in color with blue-green highlights, and bright green eyes.
Silverwing (or Silwerving) is a silver-colored dragon that is ridden by Queen Alysanne Targaryen.
A wild dragon living in Dragonstone, The Cannibal has never been ridden. This black creature with green eyes gets its name from the fact that it eats dead dragon carcasses, eggs, and hatchling young dragons.
The other dragons
Seasmoke (or Seasmoke): This gray and white dragon is still relatively young during the Dance of the Dragons, during which it bonds with Prince Laenor Velaryon (played by Theo Nate then by John Macmillan as an adult in House of the Dragon). Point du jour (or Morning): Pale pink strap and offspring of Syrax who is ridden by Princess Rhaena Targaryen (played by Eva Ossei-Germing then by Phoebe Campbell as an adult in House of the Dragon). Stormcloud (or Stormcloud): The young male dragon Stormcloud will not be considered in House of the Dragon until later in the series, during which time he will be Aegon the Younger’s courier. Tessarion: A cobalt blue dragon who is the mount of Prince Daeron Targaryen, a role that has yet to be cast in House of the Dragon. Morghul: This young dragon is related to Princess Jaehaera Targaryen, later seen in House of the Dragon. Shraïkos (or Shrykos): this young dragon is related to prince Jaehaerys Targaryen, the twin brother of Jaehaera, who we will see later in House of the Dragon. Thief-of-Sheeps (or Sheepstealer): This wild dragon living in Dragonstone is not tamed by a noblewoman but by a young woman of low birth, named Nettles. Gray Specter (or Gray Ghost): This wild dragon living in Dragonstone is not tamed by any dragon rider. This shy and discreet creature, fleeing men, is pale gray in color.