‘House of the Dragon’ reveals ‘Game of Thrones’ Easter egg

The second season of House of the Dragon is well underway, and the showrunners are fully embracing their intricate Easter eggs. Notably, the dragons introduced in Episode 3 have been confirmed as the trio of eggs belonging to Daenerys Targaryen. In this installment, Rhaenyra sends her three youngest sons—Joffrey, Aegon III, and Viserys II—to the care of Rhaena, following an assassination attempt on her life. This move intends to safeguard them as the forthcoming war threatens House Targaryen.

Four dragon eggs were sent to Pentos with Rhaena and the children. The director, Geeta Vasant Patel, confirmed these include three seen later in Game of Thrones as Daenerys Targaryen’s eggs, symbolizing Viserion, Rhaegal, and Drogon. Speaking to Mashable, Patel said, “Those are Daenerys’ eggs.”

Dreamfyre vs. Syrax: Who Laid the Eggs?

Patel’s confirmation contrasts with George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, which attributes the transportation of these eggs to Essos during Jaehaerys I’s reign. Elissa Farman, a noblewoman and lover of Rhaena Targaryen, was said to have stolen and sold the eggs to the Sealord of Braavos. There is also speculation that Dreamfyre, Rhaena’s dragon, laid these eggs.

The show offers an alternate narrative. While Rhaenyra sends her three youngest sons away, she also dispatches Rhaena to the Vale with two young dragons and four dragon eggs, maintaining her alliance with Lady Jane Arryn. It is revealed that Syrax laid these eggs, a development hinted at in Season 1 when Daemon discovered three laid eggs.

What Happens to the Fourth Egg in Game of Thrones?

The fate of the fourth egg remains uncertain. One theory suggests it could hatch into Morning, Rhaena’s dragon, as detailed in the novel. The show might explore various possibilities about how these eggs moved through generations before ending up with Daenerys. This development could also influence the Greens’ strategy, as they might attempt to seize the eggs to bolster their cause or destroy them to weaken House Targaryen.

Dragons are a Representation of the Targaryen Dynasty

Dragons and Targaryens are intrinsically linked, symbolizing power within House Targaryen. This connection elevates them above others in the Seven Kingdoms, owing to the blood magic binding them to dragons. The looming civil war, as Rhaenys warns Rhaenyra, will bring about significant losses, including many dragons and their riders.

Rhaenyra takes precautionary steps to ensure the survival of her house and the dragons by sending her children away. By involving dragons in the war, both factions may be ensuring their mutual destruction. Rhaenyra is mindful of the prophecy, the Song of Ice and Fire, and acts to preserve the Targaryen lineage against a potential future threat. House of the Dragon is streaming on Max.

Wrapping Up

As the series continues, the fate of these dragon eggs and the unfolding civil war will be pivotal in shaping the legacy of House Targaryen.

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