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House of the Dragon: how is Daemon Targaryen related to Jon Snow?

House of the Dragon has shown us a Westeros where the Targaryen's rule the land, but how is the Rogue Prince, Daemon related to Jon Snow?

House of the Dragon: how is Jon Snow related to Daemon Targaryen?

How is Daemon Targaryen related to Jon Snow? The fantasy series House of the Dragon explores a very different era in the history of the Seven Kingdoms. It’s a time when the Targaryens ruled the land and their mighty dragons soared through the air.

As it’s a prequel, many fans want to know how the Game of Thrones characters we know and love are related to these new House of the Dragon characters. The most obvious question is how are the royal family, King Viserys Targaryen, Daemon, and Rhaneyra Targaryen are related to the last living Targaryen. So here’s how Daemon Targaryen is related to Jon Snow.

How is Daemon Targaryen related to Jon Snow?

Jon Snow and  Daemon Targaryen are very distantly related. Daemon is  Jon’s great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather or at least; he is in the TV series. It’s important to remember that in the books, Jon’s parentage hasn’t officially been revealed as of yet. (So maybe his relationship with Daenerys Targaryen isn’t as gross).

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How are Daemon Targaryen and Jon Snow related?

Jon is related to the rouge prince through his father, Rhaegar Targaryen, who was the son of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen. Aerys was the son of Jaehaerys II, who in turn was the son of Aegon V. Aegon’s dad was Maekar I Targaryen. Maekar was the son of Daeron II, whose father was Aegon IV. Aegon IV, meanwhile, was the son of Viserys II, whose parents were Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen.

Praise the Seven; it’s over. There’s an awful lot of these inbred kings to get through. If you’re enjoying the brewing Targaryen civil war, check out our guide to House of the Dragon season 2. We’ve also got deep dives on Larys Strong, Otto Hightower, The White Worm, Alicent Hightower, and Ser Criston Cole. If that’s not enough, we have an article on the House of the Dragon cast, exploring the actor who brought this wonderful TV series to life.

If you’re interested in the future of Westeros, you should read our article looking into a possible Game of Thrones season 9, and we’ve even prepared an article explaining where the Game of Thrones cast is now.