When we lost our son in the car accident, my wife kind of lost it. She tried to resurrect his body using magic.

The Shane Family was a family featured in Season Four of The Vampire Diaries.


Atticus and Caitlin married each other, and had a son named Sam.

In 2009, Sam was killed in a car accident and Caitlin tried to resurrect him, but she overexerted herself and died in the process.

After this, Atticus became grief stricken and tried to find ways to bring them both back from the dead. He found an island where he saw the ghost of his wife who gave him the instructions on what to do to be with his family again.

After retrieving a Bennett witch, a supernatural hunter, and the tombstone of Silas with Qetsiyah's blood, he manages to revive Silas, but unfortunately he meets his end on the island. This death marks the end of the Shane family.

Family Members

  • Atticus Shane: was a professor at the university. He lost his son several months ago (2009) in an accident, and his wife a few months later. Grief stricken, Atticus seeks out a way to see his lost loved ones again. He traveled to a mysterious island where he comes upon the wraith of his wife, a practitioner of expression, who gives him the ingredients for the spell to resurrect Silas, and thus their souls. Since then, Atticus had been set on freeing Silas in order to revive his loved ones.
  • Caitlin Shane: was a loving mother and wife who also practiced expression. After losing her son, she tried to revive him using expression, but she died due to overuse of magic.
  • Sam Shane: was the son of Caitlin, and Atticus. He died in an accident.

Family Tree

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  • Shane is an Irish clan surname introduced into Ireland in the 7th century. It derives from the pre 12th century Gaelic "Mac Seain", translating as "son of John".



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