Are these three eggs Daenerys’s dragons?

The eighth episode of The House of the Dragon has provoked contradictory reactions. While some have been impressed by Paddy Considine’s performance as King Viserys plagued by pain and illness, others have found this to have been a bit of a slow episode. If we skip over Daemon’s swordsmanship moment, there’s not much gory compared to what this series has accustomed us to. We have seen the prelude, the eve of what will be the war for the succession to the other. And it is that all the family dinner that we had to put up with was nothing more than a little farce to please Grandpa.

Tying up the dots with The House of the Dragon

spoiler next. Who Forewarned is forearmed.

The problem of The House of the Dragon is that, if you were a fan of the universe of Song of Fire and Ice long before, you already know the events that are going to happen and what the outcome will be. This is Westerosi history, and the flesh and blood characters we see now are historical figures that are regularly talked about in Game of Thrones. Shireen Baratheon, Arya and even King Joffrey himself refer to them and his fate throughout the original series. Whether you have an elephant memory or have made a rerun of Game of Thrones before you start with this, you know what is going to happen in broad strokes.

This is why, when we saw a mysterious figure enter a smoking grotto, we were finally intrigued. We didn’t know who he was or where he was. When he identified a glob of semi-solid mass, we also had no idea what it was or what he was looking for inside. When he took out the dragon egg, we were able to piece things together.

When the stork is a reptile with wings


Few people may have considered how dragons are born in the universe by George RR Martin. We knew that eggs were stolen to incubate them artificially, although now it seems cruel to steal her eggs from a female dragon. They may be detached mothers, like sea turtles, who lay eggs and don’t know their young, but still, we can’t help but feel a little bad for Syrax, Rhaenyra’s dragon.

What we do know is that these three mentioned eggs are for the three children —one on the way— from Rhaenyra and Daemon. Whether or not they hatch to be the mounts of this new generation of Targaryens is still a mystery. Most viewers have a hunch that it won’t. A hunch, or a kind of deja vu.

Have we seen these eggs before?

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Everything seems to indicate that we have already seen these three eggs a long time ago. Specifically, 170 years later, although all this sounds like a time paradox. And it is that the description of the three eggs seems to indicate that they are the same as came into the hands of Daenerys Targaryen as a wedding present during their Dothraki feast. Although we only see one of them —seeing all three would clear us up by being able to identify the colors—, all the evidence suggests that they are the same.

Despite the vastness of George Martin’s universe, the writer has never revealed whose dragon eggs Daenerys hatches were. Much was theorized about the original owner, hesitating between several Targaryens, although Rhaenyra in particular was never thought of.

If so, we’ll look forward to seeing what happens to them. Will they be stolen? Will there be no one left to care for them? Will they fall into oblivion and someone will find them by chance years later? Only time will tell.

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