Witcher: Blood Origin showed us the very first prototype of a Witcher and how the mysterious event called Conjunction of the Spheres took place. In the opening credits of every episode, we could see symbols that, in part, reveal what we can expect from the episode that follows. These symbols appeared in the previous seasons of the main Witcher series and usually had a pretty interesting meaning behind them. Now it’s time to analyze every symbol in Witcher Blood Origin opening credits and see if we can figure out their meanings!
Episode 1: Of Ballads, Brawlers, and Bloodied Blades
The first episode opens with a symbol that we’re going to see a lot of during the remainder of the series, as it represents the new golden empire of united elves. The events of the first series largely focused on the assassination of the royal elves in what seems to be a coup led by Chief Druid Balor, Eredin, and Princess Merwyn.
The symbol appears throughout the remainder of the series on flags, various decor, and on the armor that Merwyn and the rest of the royal guard wear. It represents the new Golden Empire of Elves, which is soon to fall not only because of Lark’s rebellion and assassination of Merwyn but because of the fact that humans will soon be introduced to the Continent and they will near-completely wipe out the elves.
Episode 2: Of Dreams, Defiance, and Desperate Deeds
The second symbol that we can see in the opening scenes of episode 2 likely represents Merwyn’s golden crown, a monolith, and a portal. The second season introduced us to Merwyin’s ambition to expand the new golden empire of the elves by using the monoliths that Chief Druid Balor started to unearth all across the Continent. She will employ the help of Eredin by blackmailing him and his lover, whom he is desperately trying to hide. Merwyn started as an innocent enough character until it was revealed that she took part in the scheming that led to the fall of separate elven kingdoms and in the events that led to the execution of her own brother, Dog Clan and Raven Clan.
Merwyn realized soon that Balor and Eredin are only using her to keep the low-born people calm and plan to dispose of her once her use has come to an end. She hatched a counterplan with her as a figurehead. Inspired by Solryth, she wanted to “write her own history” and bring about the new golden age of elves. Sadly, she fell victim to her own ambitions by the end of the Witcher: Blood Origin.
Episode 3: Of Warriors, Wakes, and Wondrous Worlds
The symbol at the beginning of Episode 3 shows two falling stars that can be seen in several scenes over the course of the series. They are likely sinister omens meant to be taken as a warning of the apocalyptic things to come.
The symbol likely represents the joining of Fjall and Éile under the falling stars because we’ve seen them having physical relations that resulted in the creation of a “powerful” child with “strange blood.”
The third episode was mostly focused on the creation of the first Witcher and, near the end, showed us the depth of Éile’s and Fjall’s connection.
Episode 4: Of Mages, Malice, and Monstrous Mayhem
Episode 4 showed us several symbols. The first group of symbols that appear show us 7 symbols. They seemed to be picked at random until you pay a closer look at them, as each of the 7 symbols represents one member of the seven outcasts.
The two crossed cleavers represent Callan, aka Brother Death, Zacare’s lover and the most mysterious member of the seven outcasts.
The second symbol represents Gwen, Meldof’s unique Warhammer that the violent dwarf created by using her dead lover’s ashes. The hammer obviously has major sentimental value to the dwarf as she claims she can talk to it.
The third symbol represents the bird Lark and, by extension, Éile. Éile was using the name “Lark” when she was traveling as a bard, leaving her old life as Protector behind.
The fourth symbol represents Fjall Stonheart, as it’s the same symbol that he has tattooed on his back and is likely connected to the Dog Clan.
The fifth symbol, that of a flower represents Zacare. She is seen using earth magic throughout the series, which often manifests as floral in nature. A small crimson flower can be seen as she buries her celestial brother Syndril to rest in the last episode of the series.
The sixth symbol represents Syndril. It shows a monolith and a single circle, representing Syndril’s connection to monoliths and inter-dimensional travel.
The final, seventh symbol represents Scian of Ghost Clan and shows a triangle with a blade jutting from its center. The blade is, I can only assume, Soulreaver, an ancient and honored weapon of the now nearly extinct Ghost clan.
The seven smaller symbols eventually merge into one symbol that shows us the symbol representing the Conjunction of Spheres. That same symbol we could see from the first episode as it was carried by Balor on his scepter.
As you can see, every symbol in the opening represents an event about to take place or represents one of the seven outcasts.