ASOIAF/GOT characters meme: 2/?
↳ Elia Martell & Rhaegar Targaryen
Oberyn: “The last time I was in the capital was many years ago. Another wedding. My sister Elia and Rhaegar Targaryen, the Last Dragon. My sister loved him. She bore his children. Swaddled them, rocked them, fed them at her own breast. Elia wouldn’t let the wet nurse touch them. And beautiful, noble Rhaegar Targaryen left her for another woman. That started a war and the war ended right here when your father’s army took the city”.
Elia Martell was the fourth child and first daughter of the ruling Princess of Dorne. During her youth she was very close to her younger brother, Oberyn Martell.
When Elia became old enough to marry, her mother arranged a number of suitors to come to Dorne.
Elia’s mother was able to arrange her marriage to the crown prince, Rhaegar Targaryen. Rhaegar and Elia had two children, Rhaenys and Aegon. Their marriage — though not romantic —seemed happy, although Elia’s health, which had always been problematic, remained fragile.
At the Tourney at Harrenhal Elia’s husband, Rhaegar, met Lyanna Stark and apparently became infatuated with her. He won the tournament and crowned her Queen of Love and Beauty, passing over his wife.
A year later Rhaegar either abducted or ran off with Lyanna, and this event sparked Robert’s Rebellion.