Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon has concluded its first season and there are a countless amounts of dragons already.


They will prove to be hugely important in the coming second season as The Dance of the Dragons plays out in full, violent detail.

As fans of the Westerosi world know all too well, dragons have their own personalities and of course, owners.

To help, we've got a handy round-up of the dragons that we'll become very familiar with throughout House of the Dragon, so bookmark this page because we'll be adding to it as new dragons emerge.

All the dragons in House of the Dragon - full guide


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House of the Dragon

Owner: TBC

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Status: Alive

This elderly dragon will play a big part in the Dance of the Dragons going forward. He's currently in Dragonstone and is thought to be an ally of Rhaenyra's, and will no doubt prove crucial in the coming second season.


Owner: Lucerys Targaryen

Status: Dead

Arrax was involved in the first major dragon fight for years in Westeros at the end of episode 10. He was involved in a battle with Vhagar and Aemond and is killed, alongside his rider, Lucerys. This major moment will be the catalyst for civil war.


Owner: Jace Verlaryon

Status: Alive

While we haven't seen much of Vermax - only in episode 6 when Jace tries to train him to breath fire on command - he will go on to play a crucial part in the Dance of the Dragons. In episode 10, Vermax and his rider fly to Winterfell and the Eyrie to confirm support for his mother.


House of the Dragon: Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenrya Targaryen and her dragon
Milly Alcock as Rhaenrya Targaryen and her dragon. Netflix

Owner: Rhaenyra Targaryen

Status: Alive

Syrax's only owner is Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy). She is said to have had yellow scales and while big, wasn't as big as some of the other dragons we'll meet in the series. Rhaenyra first rides her when she's as young as seven.


Owner: Princess Rhaenys

Status: Alive

Meleys has a starring role in House of the Dragon's penultimate episode when the beast burst into Aegon's coronation with Rhaenys in tow and threatened the Greens. Though they spared their lives, Meleys and Rhaenys are together responsible for passing on the news of Alicent's treachery to Rhaenyra and Daemon.


Owner: Helena Targaryen

Status: Presumed alive

Blue and silver Dreamfyre was a thing of beauty and treasured by Helaena Targaryen.


Ceraxes in House of the Dragon
Caraxes in House of the Dragon. Courtesy of HBO

Owner: Daemon Targaryen

Status: Alive

Caraxes has had two owners by the time we meet him in House of the Dragon: Prince Aemon Targaryen (the heir to Jaehaerys Targaryen) and Prince Daemon Targaryen (played by Matt Smith). The beast is said to be predominantly red, meaning he has the nickname 'Blood Wyrm'.


Paddy Considine and Milly Alcock in House of the Dragon.
Paddy Considine and Milly Alcock in House of the Dragon in front of Balerion's skull. Ollie Upton / HBO

Owner: Viserys Targaryen

Status: Dead

Balerion was owned by House Targaryen and was passed down through the family. Owners included Aegon I Targaryen, Maegor I Targaryen, Aerea Targaryen and in House of the Dragon, he is owned by (the soon-to-be King) Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine). In the books, he was said to have black scales and wings, and his fire was also black with bits of red. A powerful dragon, Balerion could melt steel and stone. It was said his wingspan was so large it would create massive shadows on towns when he was in flight. According to lore, Balerion helped Aegon to craft the Iron Throne his most recent owner will soon sit on.

When we meet Balerion in House of the Dragon, he has sadly passed away, and his skull is on display.


Owner: Ser Laenor Velaryon

Status: Unknown

Seasmoke is pale and grey, making him visibly different to other dragons seen in House of the Dragon. He was owned by Laenor Velaryon, but following his swift exit via boat from Westeros, his status is unknown. In the books, Laenor dies and Seasmoke resides without an owner in Dragonstone for decades.


Vhagar in House of the Dragon trailer
Vhagar in House of the Dragon trailer.

Owner: Aemond Targaryen

Status: Alive

Those familiar with the book series House of the Dragon is based on will have been very excited at one point in the trailer when a young Aemond Targaryen (Leo Ashton) comes face-to-face with an obscenely big dragon known as Vhagar. She was first ridden by Visenya Targaryen, but would go on to be owned by Baelon, Laena Targaryen and finally, Aemond. Though her description was never fully written down, George R R Martin confirmed to an artist who wanted to depict her that she was "bronze with greenish blue highlights and bright green eyes". She would grow to be the largest dragon in Westeros.

House of the Dragon will launch on Sunday 21st August on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW. Check out more of our Fantasy coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.


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