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Thank not me, thank Melitele
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- Nenneke, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Audio version:
Nenneke voice line

Nenneke was a priestess of Melitele, and the indisputable head of the Temple of Melitele in Ellander. She knew Geralt since he was young, treated Dandelion with fond contempt and had met Yennefer on several occasions.

The priestess was a motherly, stern figure, but she scoffed at being called Mother. She was more or less a mentor to Iola, and Nenneke's pharmacy was renowned for its potions, elixirs, salves and ointments, some of which required herbs growing only in the crystal-roofed greenhouse on the temple grounds. The wife of Duke Hereward, Ermellia, was known to enjoy aphrodisiacs Nenneke cooked up.

When the duke and the Order of the White Rose wanted Geralt to leave Ellander, she defended him, saying that the duke had no jurisdiction over the temple and that the witcher could stay there for as long as he wanted.

She featured heavily in "The Voice of Reason", the framing story of The Last Wish short story collection.

The Hexer (Movie or TV series) Edit

Unlike in the books, Geralt apparently met Nenneke for the first time after his fight with the striga. While he was recovering from his wounds, he grew delirious and mistook Nenneke for his mother. With fondness, Nenneke accepted the title and the role of a mother-substitute for the witcher.

Later, Nenneke took a stand against the policies enforced by the Order of the White Rose, insisting the temple she led was open for everyone, and taking in refugees from Cintra, including Ciri, and elves.

Nenneke was killed, together with all the other priestesses, in stark contrast to the books, where she survived the saga.

In The Hexer TV series, Nenneke was played by Anna Dymna.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit

In White Orchard, Geralt met local herbalist Tomira and she told him that even though she studied under Nenneke, she later had to leave and find new home.

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External links Edit

  • Gwent icon See the GWENT standalone game version card: Nenneke
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