What crown is Daemon wearing in episode 4?

What Crown Is Daemon Wearing in House of the Dragon? Answered

Wondering what crown Daemon is wearing in House of the Dragon? We explain all in this handy guide.

Another week, another unmissable chapter of House of the Dragon. Yes, with HBO’s latest episode having just aired, many questions on fans’ lips are coming in thick and fast. One such query that cropped up following this week’s offering is a fairly straightforward one: What crown is Daemon wearing in House of the Dragon? So, without further delay, let’s dive in, shall we?

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House of the Dragon – What Crown is Daemon Wearing in Episode 4? Answered

Following the War at the Stepstones, where Daemon Targaryen spearheaded the final assault – which culminated in him delivering the finishing blow upon the nefarious Crabfeeder – King Viserys’s brother returned to King’s Landing much like a cat with a tail between his legs.

That’s mainly because that the lengthy and protracted war in the Stepstones was an unsanctioned one that King Viserys had not officially authorised. Still, while Daemon’s victory in the Stepstones was arguably a pyrrhic one, defeating the Triarchy did ultimately benefit the Iron Throne and help bring some stability to Westeros.

When Daemon enters the chamber of the Iron Throne, he is seen wearing an unusual-looking crown consisting of gnarled driftwood that’s been twisted into a headpiece. This clearly gets Viserys’s back up, which makes sense considering he is the King of the Seven Kingdoms. He then asks his brother: “You wear a crown. Do you also call yourself ‘King’?”

Daemon’s answer is a provocative one as he reveals to the chamber that he was named the King of the Narrow Sea, which is interestingly the official name of the episode. It’s unclear, however, who has named him this, but it’s fair to speculate that it most likely would be his close ally and war collaborator, Corlys Velaryon, who he worked closely with to defeat the Triarchy resistance in the Stepstones.

What’s most important in this scene is the fact that Daemon gets down on one knee and gifts the strange crown to King Viserys, which becomes a symbol of his newfound loyalty to his brother. Whether this loyalty will last, well, that’s another question entirely. However, it’s safe to say that the Crown of the Narrow Sea is largely a symbol of loyalty and respect, and an emblem that lays bare the courage and fortitude that Daemon demonstrated during the War at the Stepstones.

So, there you have it. We hope this helped to clue you in on what crown is Daemon wearing in House of the Dragon? For more House of the Dragon content, check out our articles answering the questions does Rhaenyra want to marry Daemon?, and why did Daemon reject Rhaenyra in the pleasure house? Alternatively, feel free to peruse the relevant links below.


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