|“||First-born witches in this bloodline possess devastating power.||”|
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 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.
- Dahlia: The eldest sister of Esther, one of the most powerful witches in history.
- Esther Mikaelson: The youngest sister of Dahlia, she was one of the world's most powerful witches, however, her powers was nothing compared to Dahlia's.
- Freya Mikaelson: Esther's oldest child and Dahlia's oldest niece, who is a powerful witch like her mother and her maternal aunt.
- Finn Mikaelson: Esther's son and Dahlia's eldest nephew, he was one of the Original Vampires.
- Elijah Mikaelson: Esther's second son and Dahlia's second nephew, he is one of the Original Vampires.
- Niklaus Mikaelson: Esther's third son and Dahlia's third nephew, he is the Original Hybrid and the most powerful immortal.
- Kol Mikaelson: Esther's fourth son and Dahlia's fourth nephew, he was an extremely talented witch. He is now one of the Original Vampires.
- Rebekah Mikaelson: Esther's sixth child/youngest daughter and Dahlia's youngest niece, she is one of the Original Vampires.
- Henrik Mikaelson: Esther's youngest child and Dahlia's youngest nephew, he was killed by a werewolf before his family was turned into vampires.
- Mathias and Freya Mikaelson's Unborn Son: Esther's first grandchild/eldest grandson and Dahlia's eldest great-nephew.
- Hope Mikaelson: Esther's second grandchild/eldest granddaughter and Dahlia's eldest great-niece. Currently a Tribrid, a unique combination of Witch, Werewolf and Vampire.
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.
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 †
Finn Mikaelson †
Henrik Mikaelson †
|Unborn Son †|
Elijah Mikaelson †
- This bloodline's surname is currently unknown.
- The bloodline's surname became what is now the Mikaelson Family.
- 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.