In ‘House of the Dragon,’ does Helaena have the ability to dream? Is She a Dreamer? Explained

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After the House of the Dragon show‘s first-time jump, House of the Dragon fans had to acclimate to new young characters. We got our first look at how King Viserys I (Paddy Considine) and Queen Alicent Hightowers’ (Olivia Cooke) kids have grown to take their parents’ positions in episode 8 “The Lord of the Tides.” Alicent wants her children to be loyal to each other as Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) or Daemon (Matt Smith) cause trouble. Prince Aegon I (Ty Tennant) is House of the Dragon’s Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson). The pompous, heartless prince enjoys exploiting others’ weaknesses, especially his brother Aemond (Leo Ashton).

Princess Helaena Targaryen (Evie Allen), the second child of King Viserys Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, was introduced in episode 6 of House of the Dragon. She is reclusive. and hasn’t been seen wandering King’s Landing or fighting Rhaenyra’s children.  we’ve noticed about her is that she appears to be a strange girl who speaks in riddles and doesn’t usually say the things that normal people say. In reality, Aegon referred to her as odd and stupid, yet it was evident that the things she was saying had deeper connotations. Does this, therefore, indicate that Princess Helaena is a dreamer?  For a detailed explanation of is, Helaena Targaryen predict the future? continue reading at

What are these Dragon Dreamers, exactly?

The background of House Targaryen includes significant importance for dreams. According to the mythology created by George R.R. Martin, these enigmatically prescient visions have assisted in placing the family in a position of authority that has allowed them to impose their reign. His ancestor Daenys Targaryen had a vision that Old Valyria will be burned by fire and destroyed before the time of “Aegon the Conqueror” did. The family of Daenys took her counsel to heart and moved to Dragonstone.

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The destruction of Valyria ten years later left House Targaryen as the sole dragon-riding dynasty still in power in Westeros and one of the final two Valyrian houses, along with the Velaryons. Generations later, Aegon’s Conquest resulted from this. The only way to stop the impending extinction of all life was for a Targaryen to rule from the Iron Throne, according to a vision that Aegon himself had. The “A Song Of Ice And Fire” prophecy has been passed down in the Targaryen dynasty since before Aegon had this vision written on the Catspaw Dagger.

In the series premiere, “The Heirs of the Dragon,” Viserys goes into great depth with Rhaenyra about this prophecy. It’s possible that Helaena and her father both dream, if that is the case. Viserys had shared with Alicent his goal of having a son who would rule from the Iron Throne. Given the passing of his first wife, Queen Aemma Arryn (Sian Brooke), he is initially perplexed, but he surmises that the prophecy may be referring to Aegon II, his eldest son with Alicent.

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In ‘House of the Dragon,’ Is Helaena a Dreamer?

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Helaena has so far spoken in a cryptic manner and seems more interested in bugs than in dragons, her heritage, or political intrigue. Even though Helaena is expected to wed her brother Aegon, there have been hints that she might have a greater impact on the future of her family. Helaena might be a “Dragon Dreamer” based on her strange statements that seem to foretell the future. Is Helaena a Dreamer?

As Helaena studies a beetle in the sixth episode, “The Princess and the Queen,” she appears to disregard her mother’s formal manners. Once she starts reprimanding Aemond for his impatience over being a dragon rider, Alicent finally becomes sidetracked. He’ll have to close his eyes, Helaena says with a blank expression. The meaning is not immediately obvious, but it becomes clear in the following episode, Driftmark,” when Aemond loses vision in one eye after a fight with Rhaenyra’s sons, Jacaerys (Leo Hart)  and Lucerys Velaryon ((Harvey Sadler). When Helaena says, “Hands turn loom, spool of green, spool of black, dragons of flesh weaving dragons of thread,” she is speaking again in “Driftmark.” This strange term appears to be referring to the Dance of Dragons, a civil war that will soon break out inside House Targaryen, as aficionados of the books will be aware. Given that Aemond has now claimed Vhagar as his own, the “green” and “black” to which she alludes are probably the dragons that have been claimed by both parties.

We know for sure that the last king we saw on Game of Thrones was Brandon Stark, who had an accident in season 1 and lost the use of his legs. Helaena was probably talking about him when she said that he was the last ring without legs. In this way, Helaena’s strangeness might come from the fact that she might be a dreamer. She probably sees strange things that make her talk in riddles. Helaena wasn’t a dreamer in the Fire & Blood book, so this only makes things more interesting. That means that in the future of the series, she is likely to have more visions and prophecies.

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