The Targaryens are the blood of the dragon, descended from the high lords of the ancient Freehold of Valyria, their heritage proclaimed in a striking (some say inhuman) beauty, with lilac or indigo or violet eyes and hair of silver-gold or platinum white.
would name them all for those the gods have taken. The green one shall
be Rhaegal, for my valiant brother who died on the green banks of the
Trident. The cream-and-gold I call Viserion. Viserys was cruel and weak
and frightened, yet he was my brother still. His dragon will do what he
could not… The black is Drogon.”
House Targaryen is a noble family of Valyrian
descent that escaped the Doom. They lived for centuries on the island
of Dragonstone until Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters rode their
dragons in their conquest of the Seven Kingdoms.
House Targaryen ruled as the kings on the Iron Throne and as the Great House of the crownlands for nearly 300 years, until their ouster in Robert’s Rebellion, which they call the War of the Usurper.