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Lady Laena Velaryon is the daughter of Rhaenys and Corlys Velaryon, and the sister of Laenor Velaryon.[1]

Biography

Laena's mother Rhaenys Targaryen was passed over as heir to the Iron Throne due to her sex, and later her brother Laenor was passed over as well, when the assembled lords of Westeros at the Great Council of Harrenhal instead voted that Rhaenys's cousin Viserys should be the heir. Ever since the Velaryons have been estranged from the royal court.

Family tree

Paternal

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Corlys
Velaryon


 
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Rhaenys Velaryon
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Vaemond
Velaryon


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Laena
Velaryon


 
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Laenor
Velaryon



Maternal

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Unknown
Targaryen

 
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Unknown
Targaryen
spouse
 
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Unknown
Targaryen

 
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Unknown
Targaryen
spouse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Corlys
Velaryon
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Rhaenys
Targaryen


 
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Viserys I
Targaryen


 
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Aemma
Arryn
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Daemon
Targaryen


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Laena
Velaryon
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Laenor
Velaryon
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Rhaenyra
Targaryen



Behind the scenes

On October 5, 2021, HBO announced that Savannah Steyn had signed on for House of the Dragon in the role of Laena Velaryon. The character breakdown reads as follows:

"Daughter of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen."
―HBO[|[src]]

In the books

In the books, Laena's family schemes to advance her in a marriage alliance, but she herself is disinterested in politics, instead preferring to fly her dragon - no less a mount than Vhagar herself, last of the original Conquest-generation dragons possessed by the Targaryens. Nonetheless she is considered a great feminine beauty and admired at court.

See also

References

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Lord: Corlys Velaryon Heir: Laenor Velaryon
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Seat: Driftmark Lands: The Crownlands
Title(s): Lord of Driftmark
Ancestors: Monica Baratheon
Current members: Vaemond Velaryon · Rhaenys Velaryon · Laena Velaryon
Deceased members: Daemon Velaryon
Overlord: House Targaryen
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