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Why Vhagar's
Mention On House
Of The Dragon Is
More Important
Than You Think
By NINA STARNER
Since the premiere of “House of the Dragon,” audiences have already been introduced to the dragons Caraxes and Syrax. But the young Laena Velaryon has mentioned an even bigger dragon named Vhagar, and based on the show's source material, that dragon is bound to appear on screen eventually.
According to Tyrion Lannister in the original books by George R. R. Martin, Vhagar was so large that a soldier could ride a horse down her throat, and her fiery breath could roast knights instantly. Laena became her rider at the age of 12, and she is indeed 12 when Vhagar is referenced in “House of the Dragon” Episode 2.
After Laena’s death, Vhagar was claimed by Aemond Targaryen, a son of King Viserys and Alicent Hightower who would join his brother Aegon II in the civil war against their half-sister Rhaenyra. It's inevitable that Vhagar will factor into the narrative depicted on "House of the Dragon" — but when she's introduced is still a major question.