Aelinor Targaryen is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. She is not expected to appear in the series, being long dead by the time it begins.
Aelinor Targaryen was both the wife and sister of King Aerys I.
Aelinor is mentioned in the House Targaryen's entry of the book The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms.
|Daeron II Targaryen|
"Daeron the Good"
Younger sister of Maron Martell
"Daenerys of Sunspear"
Older brother of Myriah Martell
|House Blackfyre||Baelor Targaryen|
|Aerys I Targaryen|
|Maekar I Targaryen|
|Aegon V Targaryen|
"Aegon the Unlikely"
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Aelinor is not mentioned precisely as Aerys I's sister-wife, though it was assumed by fandom she was a Targaryen due to the custom of dynastic incest. The prop of the Lineages book that Eddard reads in Season 1 of the TV series (written by Bryan Cogman) also made this assumpetion.
In The World of Ice and Fire sourcebook, however, it is revealed that she was actually a member of House Penrose, a noble house from the Stormlands, as well as a cousin to House Targaryen. This information was only released in 2014, after Season 1. So far there has been no official update to her status in the TV continuity.