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Source: HBO

Daenerys Targaryen Thinks She Can't Get Pregnant — And She Might Be Wrong

By Anna Quintana

All the way back in Season 1 of Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen was pregnant with Khal Drogo's child — but she lost the baby thanks to the pact she made with a witch who promised to heal the dying Dothraki leader.  

Shortly after his death, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) emerged from the flames newly anointed the "Mother of Dragons" with Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion hatched from their eggs and perched on her shoulders. Fast forward seven seasons, and the question of Daenerys' fertility was raised again when she confessed to her nephew turned lover Jon Snow (Kit Harington) that she is unable to have children. 

"The dragons are my children," she told Jon in the Season 7 episode "Beyond the Wall." "They're the only children I'll ever have — do you understand?"

So, is Daenerys really barren? 

Let's go back to the first season and Daenerys conversation with Mirri Maz Duur, the "witch" that was supposedly going to cure Khal Drogo, who was dying from an infected wound. At the time, the maegi explained to Daenerys that "only death can pay for life" — and Daenerys agreed to the pact because she thought the sacrifice of Drogo's horse would be enough. 

Spoiler alert: it wasn't.