pre-asoiaf characters ♔ Daena Targaryen (145AL - unknown)
Also known as Daena the Defiant, she was the eldest daughter of King Aegon the Dragonbane, sister-wife of King Baelor I, lover of King Aegon IV, and mother to Daemon Blackfyre. She was strong, beautiful, and willful. She had Valyrian looks, her long silver-gold hair was thick and curly, framing her heart-shaped face. Her eyes were purple. She was lithe and athletic, an expert horsewoman and also a hunter and a fine archer with her short recurved bow. As a child, she always wore black in emulation of her father. After her brother Baelor failed to consummate their marriage, she changed to all white, and vowed to wear nothing else until she had been properly bedded. Daena and her sisters were confined to their own apartments in the Red Keep, so the sight of them would not tempt Baelor to mortal lusts. Daena escaped several times and had an affair with her cousin Prince Aegon. When she became pregnant she refused to name the father, named her son Daemon and raised him alone. The father was only revealed years later when King Aegon IV gave Daemon the ancestral Targaryen sword Blackfyre, acknowledging him as one of his bastards, while also legitimizing him.