Fortune Teller in Prague Killed by Nazis

© Kriti Bajaj | Prague Golden Lane, House 14, Madame de Thebes

© Kriti Bajaj | Prague Golden Lane, House 14, Madame de Thebes

Madame de Thebes

Madame de Thebes

Along the Golden Lane in the Prague castle complex is house number 14, the residence of the famous psychic Madame de Thebes (Matylda Průšová), who lost her son in the First World War. She was extremely sought after for her predictions, which later resulted in her being arrested and tortured to death by the Gestapo for predicting the downfall of the Third Reich. The cozy house has objects like tarot cards, a skull, and a bookshelf of books on horoscopes and astrology.

Following the 2011 reconstruction of Golden Lane, president Václav Klaus had his palm read in the home of Madame de Thebes, which was reconstructed with the help of the  recollections of one Prague woman who had her fortune told there many years  ago.

Madame de Thebes’ ghost plays a significant role in Come Hell or High Water, Part 1: Wellspring as she tries to warn Magdalena–using tarot cards–against trusting the ghost of Fen’ka.

2 thoughts on “Fortune Teller in Prague Killed by Nazis

  1. Hi Steven, I have just returned from Prague what an amazing city,and was intrigued by the castle more so Madam de Thebes I have tried to find out if there have been any books written about her I can find nothing of her life,perhaps you could help, many thanks, Kathy.enjoy your next trip.

    • Kathy: Yes, the Prague Castle is an amazing and intriguing place! I wish there was more available about Madame De Thebes, but there seem to be only a few articles online (such as Wikipedia) or mentions of her on some Prague tourist sites. I am looking forward to showing Golden Lane to my grandchildren (ages 8, 6, and 4) who will be in Prague for a few days with me.

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