It’s not possible to find any references to this monster anywhere, but it seems to be inspired by the same muses that inspired Sapkowski. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich explained that The Witcher’s second season features a lot more monsters than the Blood of Elves book that much of the season grew out of, simply because the novel doesn’t contain many monsters. To solve the problem, she and the writer discussed a sample that would help connect Geralt of Rivia, characteristic and Yennefer of Vengerberg and somehow push them forward as well. Voleth Meir is born.
The Witcher 2: Who or what is Voleth Meir?
Based on the Slavic myth, Baba Yaga, Voleth Meir is a demon. The name, as revealed by Yennefer, Fringilla Vigo and Francesca Findabair, means “The Immortal Mother” in the ancient language. She was stranded on the continent after the Conjunction of the Spheres, wreaking havoc until the first witches locked her in an enchanted hut beneath the elven ruins.
Voleth Meir is a powerful entity that can take many forms and possess people. But its real power lies in being able to tap into an individual’s pain and insecurities. It feeds on fear and this makes it more powerful. It took Yennefer, Fringilla, and Francesca’s pain to break her magical bonds. Once free, she hunts down and possesses the Daughter of the Elder Blood, Ciri, using her power to open a portal through a hidden monolith in Kaer Morhen. And then she proves that she cannot be killed in the traditional way – not with silver or steel swords – because she can heal herself and her host.
But as Geralt Ciri suggests, as she fed on despair and pain, it seemed like she intended to return to her world more than anything else. Once there, he takes the form of a knight of the Wild Hunt, suggesting he was simply a member of Mörhogg’s Wraith. The series suggests that more than one member of the Wild Hunt is capable of inflicting only the same type of damage and suffering.
With its connection to early Witchers and the Conjunction of the Spheres, the public will likely see the demon again. Not in season three, but in the upcoming prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin 1200 years before the events of the main series.