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Who is The Deathless Mother / Voleth Meir in The Witcher season 2?

December 20, 2021

Who is The Deathless Mother, also known as Voleth Meri, in The Witcher season 2, where are they from and who plays the villain of the series?

The Witcher made its epic return to Netflix this week with the premiere of its second season in eight episodes.

As the season progressed, it became clear that there was a new villain pulling the strings, the mysterious entity known as The Deathless Mother.

Now fans around the world are wondering who The Deathless Mother, also known as Voleth Meir, is and who plays them in The Witcher season 2.

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Who is the immortal mother?

The Immortal Mother, also known as Voleth Meir, is a demon from The Witcher universe who feeds on the pain of humans, elves, and mages.

Usually, they take the form of an elderly human female, but according to tradition, they can change shape depending on who they are interacting with.

Other powers include telepathy, generic spellcasting, shapeshifting, and demonic possession; while being able to move at high speed like a cloud of embers.

The Immortal Mother first appeared on the Continent at the Conjunction of the Spheres. The first Witchers were sent to eliminate Voleth Meir, who buried the demon in his hut, located under the ruins of an elven fortress in the North.

Despite her imprisonment, she is able to reach the subconscious of some powerful individuals through their dreams. In this way, she prompts Yennefer, Fringilla and Francesca to make three different contracts with her; pretending that she is an elven god called Kaer Morhen.

She then manipulates the three characters in order to bring Ciri to the monolith that she collapsed during the fall of Cintra, which turns out to be a way to bring Voleth Meir’s native dimension to the mainland.

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Interestingly, The Deathless Mother did not appear in the original novel or the Witcher game series, but it appears to be a villain created by merging two entities from video games, known as The Crones and Gaunter O’Dimm.

While neither of these two enemies share the exact same abilities or backgrounds as The Deathless Mother, Voleth Meir does share many of their character traits.

The Crones appeared in The Witcher 3 in a hut very similar to Voleth Meir’s, and want to use Ciri’s elder blood to increase their powers. They were also able to transform their appearance to accommodate any interaction they had with strangers, much like The Deathless Mother does.

Meanwhile, Guanter O’Dimm, also known as the Master Mirror or Man of Glass, was not a demon, but an enemy who also sought power by making “contracts” with characters. In the same way that Voleth Meir makes a pact with the Three Magical Women of Season 2, he uses games and tricks to “steal the soul” of whoever he meets.

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Who plays Voleth Meir in The Witcher?

In season 2 of The Witcher, Voleth Meir / The Deathless Mother is played by veteran Anglo-Polish actress Ania Marson.

The 72-year-old from Gdynia, Poland made her professional debut in 1963, appearing in the classic British television series ‘Dixon of Dock Green’.

Her most famous performance took place in 1971 when she played Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (Romanova) of Russia in the hit film “Nicholas and Alexandra”.

She also appeared in the BBC adaptation of Emma by Jane Austen in 1972, as well as The Abdication (1974).

Marson has credits in various major television series, including Foyle’s War (2015), Silent Witness (2017), Doctors (2017), and Killing Eve (2018).

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Ania Marson attends the world premiere of Photo by Karwai Tang / WireImage

By Tom Llewellyn – tom.llewellyn@grv.media

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