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Explained: The Witcher’s Voleth Meir. Is The Deathless Mother Adapted From The Books?

The Witcher Season 2 comes off strong in its live-action sequences and the introduction of various terrifying monsters. The new chapter travels across the Continent and encounters several narratives. One such villain who turns out to be the main antagonist in the latest season was none other than Voleth Meir, also known as the Deathless Mother.

Many viewers are left wondering who exactly is the character. And where did she come from? We are here to answer your questions by sharing everything we know about the Deathless Mother. 

Voleth Meir’s First Appearance In The Witcher Season 2

The Voleth Meir in The Witcher Season 2

The very first presence of the Deathless Mother is felt in the new season when she appears in the dreams of Yennefer, Fringilla, and Francesca. She tries to influence them and eventually draws the three powerful women towards her hut in the forest. Once they are there, Voleth Meir tries to manipulate them. She offers to ease their desperation and take away their pain given they fulfill her desires. As the show progresses, it is revealed that Voleth Meir was simply feeding on their emotions to escape her confinement. 

Who is Voleth Meir in The Witcher Season 2?

When the villain is first introduced, Geralt lets on some past information about Voleth Meir. He explains that she is a demon who has existed on the Continent ever since the Conjunction of the Spheres. Because of posing great dangers to life on the Continent, the first Witchers imprisoned her in a hut for the rest of her life. But the Voleth Meir is exceptionally powerful. She uses the power of weaker minds and feeds in their pain and desperation. The more they suffer, the more powerful she gets. 

In Season 2, we see Yennefer longing to get her lost magic back. Voleth Meir recognizes her desperation and promises to help Yennefer regain her powers. But on one condition. Yennefer had to bring Ciri to Cintra. But when Yennefer meets Ciri and witnesses the true extent of her powers, she decides otherwise. More so because Ciri’s safety matters to Geralt. However, by then it was too late. Because the Deathless Mother had access to all the pain and desperation she needed. 

Ciri And Yennefer

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Meanwhile, Voleth Meir was also feeding on Francesca’s pain after she lost her baby. Once the Deathless Mother had enough power, she fled her imprisonment in the hut. And shockingly possessed a riding Ciri, who was on her way to Kaer Morhen. At the old keep, Voleth Meir uses Ciri’s body and kills some Witchers as revenge. But her charade does not last long because Gerat soon figures out that Voleth Meir is using Ciri to get the hatred of the Witchers and ultimately become more powerful. In the epic climactic battle, the Witchers unite and call Ciri’s name to bring her back into conscience. And escape Voleth Meir’s possession and regain the control of her mind. 

On the other hand, as a retribution for her sins, Yennefer offers her body to Voleth Meir. But that is only temporary. Because Ciri opens a portal that transports them to another Sphere where the Wild Hunt resides. There, the Deathless Mother releases herself from Yennefer’s body and connects with a rider from the Wild Hunt. 

The Deathless Mother’s Existence In The Books And Video Games

The Crones in The Witcher: Wild Hunt video game

Voleth Meir ended up being the main villain of The Witcher Season 2. The character’s formidable presence intrigued the audience to a great extent. The Deathless Mother has left fans wondering if she is a character picked from Andrzej Sapkowski’s books. Or from the video games? In fact, the Voleth Meir does not appear originally in the source material or the video games. Which means the character has been born specifically in the Netflix iteration of The Witcher Series.