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3.6. Which are the dragons that have been named?

The three great dragons of Aegon and his sisters were Balerion, Meraxes, and Vhagar. Aegon rode Balerion, Rhaenys rode Meraxes, and Visenya rode Vhagar.

Queen Alysanne, wife of Jaehaerys the Conciliator, rode a dragon named Silverwing. We are told that Balerion was killed some time in Jaehaerys’s reign.

Rhaenyra Targaryen rode the dragon Syrax during the Dance of the Dragons, while her half-brother Aemond rode Vhagar at that time.

Daenerys’s three dragons are Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion.

Legends of Serwyn of the Mirror Shield—a figure Martin says originates in from the distant past, but has been used repeatedly by contemporary singers—claim he defeated the dragon Urrax using his shield to distract it.