Sidonia \s(i)-do-nia\ as a girl’s name is pronounced sih-DOHN-yah.
Sidonia von Bork was born in 1541, daughter of Otto von Borcke zu Stramehl-Regenwalde. The old noble Pomeranian family of Slavic origin traces the name back to Pribislaus, son of Borko (“Pribislaus, Filius Borkonis”), who was mentioned in a medieval document in 1186/87. In 1297 Nikolaus Borko was the first to use this as a family name.
Her mother, Anna von Schwiechelt, died when she was three.
My hand hovers over Princess Maria’s garden gate. Tired, confused, wondering what I ought to do and who I might speak to, I hear whisperings. Whether they are truly there, whether they are truly people hidden from me in the … Continue reading
The earlier outside rhythmic pounding—workers nailing my platform—no longer reverberates inside this witch tower. But I still have tonight to succeed. Criers announced the event. “Tomorrow, the burning of Sidonia the Sorceress, Lady Sidonia von Bork.” Hordes of humans will … Continue reading