First-born witches in this bloodline possess devastating power.
Dahlia to Klaus in City Beneath The Sea

Dahlia and Esther's Family is an ancient bloodline of very powerful Nordic witches that goes back at least a thousand years, and is notable for boasting not one but two witches who have been stated to be among the most powerful in all of history.

This bloodline's known witches have all been powerful and noteworthy. The family's known oldest and currently most powerful known ancestor is Dahlia. It is revealed by Dahlia that this bloodline's first born inherit incredible power which is so strong, it can destroy both the witch and its surroundings. The family's many achievements include creating more than one form of immortality and various other powerful magical spells.


The history of their bloodline remains unknown. However, we do know that Dahlia and Esther were of old Norwegian and officially, the last of their bloodline. The Mikaelson bloodline is the only known successor of this bloodline.

Throughout The Originals

In From a Cradle to a Grave, it was revealed that Esther was the one who gave orders to Monique Deveraux along with Genevieve and Abigail to kill her granddaughter once she was born. Although Esther's children believed she did this out of spite after failing to kill them the last time.

In Wheel Inside the Wheel, Esther's firstborn is introduced through flashbacks. Esther made a bargain with her sister to have an family of her own. Dahlia warned her there would be a price to it however Esther agreed to it. It's highly implied that Dahlia traded Esther her own fertility and shortly after Esther fell pregnant. It wasn't until after Freya's fifth birthday when Mikael was away Dahlia came. She knew that Freya tapped into her power and took her away from her family so she could be taught magic by her. Dahlia bonded her powers to her niece the following night then began training Freya.

It was like this for over 20 years until Dahlia cast the sleeping curse on them at point her remaining niece and nephews had been turned into the Originals.

In Save My Soul, Freya revealed to Klaus she escaped their aunt, but not without tragedy - as a result she lost her son who would have been her firstborn.

In Ashes to Ashes, The two sisters are finally reunited before they are killed by Klaus. They made their peace in death and this leaves Freya finally free of her aunt which also makes Freya the oldest living firstborn alive with Hope following her.

Family Members

  • Dahlia: The eldest sister of Esther, one of the most powerful witches in history.
Esther & Dahlia Young


By Esther

By Niklaus and Hope Mikaelson

  • Ansel: Esther's lover, who was the biological father of Klaus. He was a werewolf with whom Esther had an affair, and Klaus was the product of their love together.
  • Hayley Marshall-Kenner (born Andréa Labonair): Hayley is a werewolf who had a one-night stand with Klaus in Bring It On. It was revealed in The Originals that Hayley had become pregnant after their tryst with their daughter Hope Mikaelson. It was Hope's hybrid blood (which she got from her father's heritage) that ultimately turned Hayley into a hybrid after Hope's birth and Hayley's subsequent murder, and because of this and her status as the mother of Klaus' child that she became an honorary member of this family.

Family Tree

This is the Family Tree containing all known members of Dahlia and Esther's Bloodline.

Unnamed Mother
Unnamed Father
Esther Mikaelson
Hayley Marshall
Niklaus Mikaelson
Freya Mikaelson
The Originals - Finn(b)
Finn Mikaelson
Henrik Mikaelson
Hope Mikaelson
Unborn Son
Rebekah Mikaelson
Elijah Mikaelson
Kol Mikaelson


  • This bloodline's surname is currently unknown.


  • In Every Mother's Son, Esther mentions to Klaus that when she's afraid, she listens to the starlings. She explains that when she was a little girl, her mother taught a starling a tune and, since they mimic each others' songs, it spread, until every starling in the forest sang it. She encourages him to think of her whenever he hears one; Always and forever.
  • It is stated by Dahlia in City Beneath The Sea, that the firstborns in this bloodline have devastating power.
    • Although not a firstborn, it should be noted that Esther too, was a very powerful witch in her own right, but incomparable to her sister. It is possible that all witches of this bloodline are extremely powerful, firstborn or not.
  • As Esther and Dahlia are both deceased, Freya is now the oldest of her bloodline.
  • So far, only three firstborns exist in this bloodline: Dahlia, Freya and Hope.

See also

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