Aethan Velaryon

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Aethan Velaryon
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Title(s) Lord of the Tides[1]
Master of Driftmark[1]
Lord admiral[1]
Master of ships[1]
Allegiance House Velaryon[1]
Race Valyrian[1]
Culture(s) Crownlands[1]
Born In or before 11 BC[2]
Died In 4247 AC[2]
Father Daemon Velaryon
Spouse(s) Lady Alarra Massey[3]
Issue Daemon Velaryon[1]
Alyssa Velaryon[1]
Son(s)[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rise of the Dragon (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)

Aethan Velaryon was the powerful Lord of the Tides, Master of Driftmark, and head of House Velaryon during the reigns of Aegon I Targaryen and Aenys I Targaryen. He was married to Lady Alarra Massey[3] and had several sons, including Daemon, and at least one daughter, Alyssa.[1]

Character

Archmaester Gyldayn describes Aethan Velaryon as a mighty and powerful lord.[3]

History

Lord of the Tides

After his father Lord Daemon died in battle near Gulltown in 2 BC,[4] Aethan succeeded him in his titles and as King Aegon I Targaryen's lord admiral and master of ships,[1] beginning a traditional that essentially made those offices hereditary with House Velaryon.[5]

In 22 AC, his daughter, Lady Alyssa, was married to her cousin, Prince Aenys Targaryen, as the prince lacked a sister to wed and the Velaryons were also of Valyrian stock.[1] Lord Aethan was aided by Prince Maegor Targaryen and Ser Osmund Strong during campaigns against Sargoso Saan, a pirate-king of the Stepstones, in 29 AC and 30 AC.[1]

Aethan's daughter became a queen when Aegon I passed away and Aenys succeeded him as Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. After the death of King Aenys, Queen Alyssa fled back to her lord father's seat on Driftmark, taking her children with her.[1]

Death and legacy

Aethan passed away during the reign of Maegor I Targaryen, and was succeeded as Lord of the Tides by his son Daemon Velaryon, who also succeeded him as Maegor's master of ships and lord admiral.[1]

Aethan was the namesake for Lord Aethan's Glory, a notable warship serving the Velaryon fleet under Lord Corlys Velaryon.[6]

Family

Aethan Velaryon was the son and heir of Lord Daemon Velaryon. He had several siblings, including Ser Corlys Velaryon, the first Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. He married Lady Alarra of House Massey and had several children, including Daemon and Alyssa.[1]

Daemon would succeed Aethan as Lord of the Tides, while Alyssa wed Aenys I Targaryen and became queen of the realm. As a result of Alyssa's marriages, both House Targaryen and House Baratheon descend from Aethan.[1][3]

Unknown
Velaryon
 
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Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena
 
Aerion
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
Aethan
 
Alarra
Massey
 
Corlys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
Targaryen
 
Alyssa
 
Rogar
Baratheon
 
Son(s)
 
Unknown
Velaryons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Corwyn
 
Unknown
wife
 
Jorgen
 
Victor
 
Daughters
(at least four)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lianna
 
Larissa
 
Son of Lord
Tarth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
Lord
Estermont
 
Daughter
 
 


References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 See the Aethan Velaryon calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  5. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  6. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.