The medicine woman is a friend of Beatrice’s in the Saxon town where she and Axl stay in on the first night of their journey. Beatrice goes to the medicine woman to ask about a pain she’s having in her side, but the medicine woman tells her it’s just a ache associated with aging. Although this explanation seems reasonable, neither Beatrice nor Axl are very comforted by it and choose to go see Father Jonus shortly thereafter.
The Medicine Woman Character Timeline in The Buried Giant
The timeline below shows where the character The Medicine Woman appears in The Buried Giant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...somewhere else, but Beatrice disagrees because it’s nearly dark and she wants to see a medicine woman in the village about a discomfort in her side she’s been experiencing. Axl is worried,... (full context)
...still” in the village, which is usually busy and lively. Beatrice decides to go to the medicine woman before going to the inn. Stepping into what appears to be a village square, they... (full context)
...conversation between Jonus and Wistan, Beatrice tells Jonus about her conversation about the mist with the medicine woman . She asks Jonus if either he or Wistan knows where the mist comes from... (full context)