Syrax: Meet Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Dragon
If there is something about Game and Thrones, and the new sequel- House of the Dragon, it’s the amazing way Dragons are portrayed and how they symbolize immense power in the series
Here is all you need to know about Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Dragon: Syrax
Meet Syrax: Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Dragon
Syrax is Rhaenyra Tragaryen’s dragon. Syrax is a she-dragon. The first time Rhaenyra Targaryen flew on her back was when when she was seven years old. At this time. Syrax was very young. This was in the year 104 AC
Syrax- Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Dragon was named after a Valyrian goddess by Rhaenyra Targaryen herself.
Syrax has yellow scales and she was very huge and powerful. The reason for this might be that she was fed almost more than the other dragons and she was chained.
Meanwhile, during this period, Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Dragon- Syrax was catered for but could not raom around nor hunt.
More about Syrax
As a she-dragon, Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Dragon was very powerful. Although not as powerful as Caraxes. Still, she was powerful. She laid several eggs and one of the eggs grew up to be a powerful dragon too.
The powerful dragon born by Syrax was given to Rhaenyra Targaryen’s step sister- Rhaena.
It is also said that literally all of Rhaenyra Targaryen’s sons’ dragons’ were hatched by Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Dragon- Syrax.
Before Rhaenyra Targaryen came to King’s Landing, she was princess of the Dragonstone.
Meanwhile, upon her father’s death, she decided to return to King’s landing even though she had just been through an unsuccessful birth of a child- (the child was born still).
By the time Rhaenyra Targaryen knew of the kingmakers’ plan to name someone else as King, she recovered little strength and flew on Syrax, her dragon, to storm King’s Landing and take her father’s throne.
This was successful and after the storming, Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Dragon was kept in the Red Keep where she was bound with huge chains that allowed her to move around freely but not enough to let her fly without a rider.
Syrax: Dance of the Dragons
As Rhaenyra Targaryen’s dragon, Syrax was instrumental to the Dance of the Dragons. Of course, Rhaenyra rode her throughout the war alongside her other Dragon riders and her soldiers.
After Viserys passed away in AD 129, Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and Ser Criston Cole, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, chose to crown Aegon II, Viserys’ half-brother.
This started a civil war, known as the Dance of Dragons., where Aegon II’s supporters (called the Greens ) claimed that the first son always took precedence in the line of succession, while Rhaenyra’s supporters defended her right as the king’s firstborn. Both sides had dragons and the kingdom split.
At the beginning of the conflict, Rhaenyra flew on her dragon Syrax.
Death of Syrax: Rhaenyra Targaryen’s dragon
Syrax was killed in the Storming of the Dragon pit. Rhaenyra Targaryen’s son- Joffrey, had attempted to ride her and save her but he was shook off and died in the process.
Syrax would later kill dozens of mob and she was said to have been killed by rioters. She died in 130 AC
Throughout her lifetime, Rhaenyra Targaryen was her only rider.
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House of the Dragon
The reign of House Targaryen begins. House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is coming to HBO and HBO Max on August 21. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
Paddy Considine (HBO’s The Third Day and The Outsider), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint (It’s a Sin, Doctor Who), Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans to star.
Additional cast members include Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, and Savannah Steyn.
See the cast and who they will play here.
Martin and Ryan Condal serve as co-creators on the series. Miguel Sapochnik and Condal are showrunners, and the pair also serve as executive producers along with Martin, Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis and Ron Schmidt. Clare Kilner and Geeta Vasant Patel also direct the series. Greg Yaitanes is director and co-executive producer. Game of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi scored the series.
Future American fantasy drama television series House of the Dragon was developed by Ryan J. Condal and George R. R. Martin for HBO. It is a prequel to Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood and the 2011–2019 television series Game of Thrones.
The dramatization of the Targaryen family’s beginning and demise, as well as the “Dance of the Dragons” civil war, which took place two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, is covered in this series.
In October 2019, House of the Dragon was given a straight-to-series order. Casting will start in July 2020, and in the UK, main photography will start in April 2021.
The series is scheduled to premiere on August 21, 2022. Its first season will consist of ten episodes.
The author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, said in November 2018 that a “possible spin-off series would be solidly founded on material in Fire & Blood.”
By September 2019, HBO was almost ready to order a pilot episode of Martin and Ryan J. Condal’s Game of Thrones prequel series, which “tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.”
The adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon, received a straight-to-series order the following month. Showrunners Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who received an Emmy for directing the episode “Battle of the Bastards,” were chosen.
Additionally, the series’ debut as well as additional episodes would be helmed by apochnik.
The series is set during King Viserys I Targaryen’s reign, 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and it eventually leads to the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. The project is a revision of the Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman’s officially passed-up spin-off plan.
In July 2020, casting got under way. Viserys I Targaryen will be played by Paddy Considine starting in October 2020. Danny Sapani initiated negotiations to join in an undefined role in December.
Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, and Emma D’Arcy had been cast as Alicent Hightower, Daemon Targaryen, and Rhaenyra Targaryen, respectively. Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno joined the main cast in February 2021. As Ser Criston Cole, Fabien Frankel joined the cast in April. Graham McTavish was seen in his complete attire on the set in May. In July 2021, Milly Alcock and Emily Carey joined the cast.
The ten-episode first season of the show’s principal photography commenced in April 2021.  The majority of the series’ filming took place in the UK.
Cornwall was the location for filming the final week of April 2021.
Additionally, portions of the first season were filmed in Spain and California, claims Production List.
The new virtual production stage at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios was used for the first time during the filming of House of the Dragon.
Production was stopped for two days on July 18, 2021, due to a positive COVID-19 case.