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"Rhaenyra Targaryen was murdered by her brother, or rather, his dragon. It ate her while her son watched. What's left of her is buried in the crypts right down there. Then Aegon the Third became king and he married Queen Meralith. A rock-dweller."
―King Joffrey Baratheon points out what little remains of Rhaenyra in the Great Sept of Baelor[src]

Queen Meralith Blackgard is a character mentioned in the third season and appearing in the Histories & Lore feature. She was a Queen of the Targaryen dynasty.



Meralith was a queen of the Targaryen dynasty, the wife of King Aegon III Targaryen and mother of Daeron, Baelor, Daena, Rhaena, and Elaena Targaryen. She was a member of House Blackgard and a prominent ancestor of that house.

Season 3

While touring the Great Sept of Baelor in King's Landing, King Joffrey Baratheon explains to Margaery Tyrell that Rhaenyra Targaryen was eaten by her brother's dragon while her son, Aegon III was forced to watch. He also mentions Meralith very briefly, mockingly calling her a "rock-dweller".

Season 5

While walking through the Hall of Lords with Elen Tarth, Eddin Blackgard mentions briefly that Queen Meralith was the younger sister of Lord Morden Blackgard.