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Alraune is a fictional character from Hanns Heinz Ewers' novel Alraune and its film adaptations.


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"Alraune" is a novel by German novelist Hanns Heinz Ewers published in 1911. It is also the name of the female lead character. The book originally featured illustrations by Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald.

  • also known as Alraune, die Geschichte eines lebenden Wesens
  • released in (99 years ago)


  1. "Alraune" is a 1928 German silent science fiction horror film directed by Henrik Galeen and starring Brigitte Helm in which a prostitute is artificially inseminated with the semen of a hanged man. The story is based upon the legend of Alraune and the powers of the mandrake root to impregnate women. In this version the symbiosis caused by the sexual union between the human and the root causes the girl to kill all men who fall in love with her.
  2. "Alraune" is a 1952 science fiction horror film directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt and starring Hildegard Knef in which a scientist creates a woman who is beautiful and yet soulless, lacking any sense of morality. It is based upon the German myth of Alraune in which a woman is impregnated by a mandrake root. It is the fifth and as of 2007 the final movie to be based upon this myth.
  3. "Alraune" is a German science fiction horror film directed by Richard Oswald. Like the 1928 version this movie again features Brigitte Helm in the role of Alraune. This version aimed for greater realism but is still based upon the original German myth.
  4. "Alraune" is a 1918 Hungarian science fiction horror film directed by Michael Curtiz and Edmund Fritz and starring Géza Erdélyi. Little is known about this film which is now believed to be lost. It is a variation on the original legend of Alraune in which a Mad Scientist creates a beautiful but demonic child from the forced union between a woman and a Mandrake root.
  5. "Alraune" a.k.a. "Sacrifice": Alraune, die Henkerstochter, genannt die rote Hanne is a 1918 silent science fiction horror film directed by Eugen Illés and Joseph Klein and starring Max Auzinger in which a Doctor uses the sperm of a dead man to impregnate a prostitute. The resultant child then grows up only to turn against the man who created her.


Alraune is Hanns Heinz Ewers most famous novel about a being called Alraune that was created by Proffessor ten Brinken. She had no soul and destroyed everyone that loved her except Frank Braun who came up with the idea of her creation.

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Google previewThe Battle of Herrmann (2008)

A Drama by Heinrich von Kleist

An Alraune is a prophetic spirit. See also act 5, scene 4. Here it has been rendered as Soothsayer, because, although the old crone seems to disappear into the forest, it would seem we are dealing not so much dealing with a spectre or ...

Google previewWeimar Film and Modern Jewish Identity (2012)

by O. Ashkenazi

As a scientificexperiment that symbolically replaysan ancientlegend, Alraune is a combination of old and new, ofmyth and reason; ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Makers (1972)

by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris

Alraune /Mandrake /Unholy Love/ A Daughter of Destiny (27), Sein grosster Bluff (27) (co-dir: Harry Piel), After the Verdict (Brit29), Salon Dora Green/ Die Fall e (33). scen: Peter Schlemil (19) (dir: Stellan Rye), ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

Ewers Sound remake of fantasy classic: Scientist creates woman Alraune ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Gothic (2015)

by William Hughes, David Punter, Andrew Smith

Hans Heinz Ewers (Alraune, Vampir), and Karl Hans Strobl ...

Google previewDictionary of Mysticism (2015)

by Frank Gaynor

Alraune: In Teutonic mythology, a female demon. Alsothe nameof small statuettes made of ash root and supposed to have magic powers. Altar: Any place set aside for communicating with a god, with supernatural entities, or with the dead, ...

Google previewDictionary of Satanism (2015)

by Wade Baskin

ALRAUNE In Teutonic mythology, ...

Google previewThe Demon Dictionary Volume One (2013)

Know Your Enemy. Learn His Strategies. Defeat Him! by Kimberly Daniels

Alraune A female demon. altar Any place set aside to fellowship with, make sacrifices to, or communicate with a god. Alrunes Among the ancient Teutonic tribes, female demons believed to have been of Hun origin. Amaimon The spirit that ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

Alraune (30, Richard Oswald), a sound version of A Daughter of Destiny; Die Singende Stadt (30, Carmine Gallone); Im Geheimdienst ...

Google previewDictionary of Magic (2015)

by Harry E Wedeck

ALRAUNE In Teutonic mythology, a female ...

Google previewDictionary of Pagan Religions (2015)

by Harry E Wedeck, Wade Baskin

ALRAUNE In Teutonic mythology, a female ...

Google previewLexicon Urthus, Second Edition (2008)

by Michael Andre-Driussi

alraune “They'd fight like alraunes if either of you tried to have anything to do with them. They're sacred and forbidden, the Daughters of War” (iv, chap. , ). Myth: (Germanic) female ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gothic Literature (2009)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

and Hanns Heinz EWERS's twisted novel Alraune (The Mandrakes, ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Q-Z (2008)

by Donald Haase

to the story, director Nils Chrisander produced Alraune und der Golem (The Mandrake and the Golem) in 1919, a German production under Danish direction which made use of German Romantic ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

Alraune, Alraun-bilder). Small images carved out of the roots of trees, exhibiting rude representations of the human figure, generally female. Regarded by the northern nations as the Penates, or household gods, of families, they were laid in ...

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