Aenar Targaryen

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Aenar Targaryen
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Alias Aenar the Exile[1]
Title Dragonlord
Lord of Dragonstone
Allegiance House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture Valyrian
Born At Valyria
Died In or after 114 BC, at Dragonstone
Spouse Several wives[1]
Issue Gaemon Targaryen
Daenys Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Lord Aenar Targaryen, known as Aenar the Exile, was a nobleman of House Targaryen from the Valyrian Freehold. He was the father of Daenys "the Dreamer" and Gaemon "the Glorious".[1]

History

In 114 BC, twelve years before the Doom of Valyria, Aenar's daughter, Daenys the Dreamer, foretold the destruction of Valyria. In response to this, Aenar sold his holdings in the Valyrian Freehold and the Lands of the Long Summer, and moved with all his family, wealth, slaves, and dragons to Dragonstone, a bleak island citadel beneath the Dragonmont, a smoking mountain in the narrow sea. The Targaryens were far from the most powerful of the dragonlords, and their rivals in Valyria saw their flight as an act of cowardice. However, because Aenar had moved his family away from Valyria, the Targaryens were the only dragonlords to survive the Doom in 102 BC and the following Century of Blood.[1]

Aenar ruled as Lord of Dragonstone until his death, after which his son Gaemon inherited the rule.[1]

By the time of the War of the Five Kings, it is believed that a book called Signs and Portents contained visions written down by Aenar's daughter Daenys before the Doom, a book that is now lost. Archmaester Marwyn claims he found three pages from it in his Book of Lost Books.[2]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenar
 
Unknown
wives
 
Siblings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaemon
 
Daenys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon
 
Elaena
 
Daughter
 
 
 
Petty Lord
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maegon
 
Aerys
 
Unknown
wife
 
Issue
[Note 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aelyx
 
Baelon
 
Daemion
 
Unknown
wife
 
Unknown
Targaryen
 
Unknown
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
woman
 
 
 
 
 
Aerion
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argella
Durrandon
 
Orys
Baratheon
 
Visenya
 
Aegon I
 
Rhaenys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
Notes:
  1. One of the claimant of the Great Council of 101 AC was a descendant of Lord Gaemon's younger daughter who married a petty Lord.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.