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House of the Dragon Fan Theory: Is Helaena Targaryen a "Dreamer"?

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Helaena has been one of the most overlooked Targaryen kids on House of the Dragon. Too bad.

Helaena Targaryen seems to be a kid who is a bit out of this world. Interested in her insects and mainly indifferent to the intrigues and repercussions in the king's court, the girl still appears to be extremely precise when delivering her predictions about what the future holds.

According to fans, this might be her unique gift — something that George R.R. Martin described in his books as dreaming. In The Mystery Knight, Martin himself wrote that "there have always been Targaryens who dreamed of things to come, since long before the Conquest."

Helaena was the one to foresee that her brother "will have to close an eye" long before Aemond claimed Vhagar and then indeed lost an eye in a fight with his outraged cousins. She also apparently predicted that Aegon will be left crippled in the Dance of the Dragons — something that happened in the books, but still might be altered in the show.

It's still unclear whether Helaena is officially a dreamer, but it's obvious that her prophecies seem to be coming true. In episode 7, the girl delivered yet another one, which fans have already deciphered.

"Hand turns loom; spool of green, spool of black; dragons of flesh weaving dragons of thread." My girl Helaena is 100% a dragon dreamer. She referenced Otto Hightower perpetrating the rift between the Greens and the Blacks and the infighting between the House of the Dragon," one of the fans posted on Twitter.

Besides, fans seem enchanted with how every word in her prophecies seems to have a double meaning.

"Interesting thing about this too is that she's also referencing the literal human hand creating a loom, and using spools of green & black threads to weave a tapestry. The tapestry being the entire story of the conflict shown in visual form. Every word in this has double meaning." - @Rhaenyra_Blacks

In the earlier episodes, it was also revealed that Aegon I was a dreamer too, since he foresaw the "end of the world of man" — basically the events of the Game of Thrones, which he dubbed A Song of Ice And Fire.

Helaena's role in House of the Dragon is most likely to be explored in the remaining three episodes of the first season. Episode 8 is due to premiere on October 9, with the finale to arrive on October 23. The show is streaming on HBO Max.

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