The book Travel Between Worlds refers to "Orphelius, who ventured into the nether realms to save his beloved, Theodor, who, fleeing a hurricane, found himself in the drab and monotonous world of Zo, or Ecila, who tumbled down a ferret hole into a land that had never heard of wonder" which respectively are references to Orpheus, Dorothy Gale and the Land of Oz, and Alice and her adventures in Wonderland.
Geralt can find a body of a halfling in a "sky cell" on Kaer Almhult looking very much like Tyrion Lannister from the Game of Thrones who happened to be in a similar situation.
During the quest "The King is Dead – Long Live the King", when Geralt and Yennefer are attempting to sneak into Ermion's laboratory, they must hide behind a tapestry to avoid two of the keep's guards. These guards are engaged in a discussion very reminiscent of the song "The Fox" by Ylvis.
There are a number of light-hearted allusions to various forms of Christianity, including:
Lebioda's Witnesses, a jab at Jehovah's Witnesses: I was at home the other day, just sitting, when suddenly – knock, knock! I opened the door and who was there if not Lebioda's witnesses… I've heard of them. What did they want? Oh, they left me a stack of manuscripts about the Prophet. I've not had time yet to look through them.
In the Blood and Wine expansion, north of Francollarts there is a lake, a small pier with a boat and two fishermen living in a red brick hut. If you talk to them at night when they are on the pier, one of them says "And I say hey, hey, hey, what's going on?", which is a reference to the song "What's Going On" by the 4 Non Blondes.
After completing the Witcher Wannabe quest, two statues of angels that were on either side of the entrance to the crypt there, will now be looking at Geralt and will turn to face him every time the camera moves them out of sight. It's a reference to the weeping angels from Doctor Who. They only appear during the quest and disappear after you leave the area.
One of the Halflings in Farcorners fields tells Geralt: "Don't dare call me Bagginson!", which is clearly a reference to Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit (Hobbits are also called Halflings).
During The King is Dead – Long Live the King quest, in Ermion's hidden room, Geralt can place a skull in the hand of a statue while attempting to activate a hidden mechanism. When nothing happens, Geralt comments: "Guess you're no indecisive prince", which is a reference to prince Hamlet (Yorick's skull and the nunnery scene,"To be, or not to be").
Cyclops bestiary entry, quotes Odess Thaka: How about this... we take a big stake, sharpen its tip, jam it in the cyclops' eye — then sneak out of the cave disguised as sheep. How's that not a good idea?. It's a reference to Odysseus of Ithaca and the story from Odyssey.
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