manchester_babe

Targaryens & Incest

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Aegon married his two sisters. Afterwards, Targ kings marry brother to sister (and later uncle to niece). The point is to keep the bloodline, the one from old Valyria, pure (sort of) and avoid dilution. But Targs have married non Targs when they didn't have sisters to marry or for love (like Dany's grandpa). Also, the incest follows a trend, brother marries sister close in age. It's not necessarily anyone who is related in any manner is marrying. 

It also keeps the foreseeing ability Targ ancestor Daenys the Dreamer had strong in the family. There are many Targs who have visions because of it. Some tragically, like Aerys the Mad King, who has visions that drives him positively psycho. 

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