The European coven, more commonly known as the Original family or the Mikaelson family, and also known as the Mikaelson clan, or Mikaelson coven, is coven of vampires. It consists of Mikael and Esther, the founders of the coven; Freya, Finlay, Eleisah, Niklaus, Kolaiah, Rebekah, and Sage Mikaelson; Katherine and Quinn Rosales, as well as Hayley Labonair; and finally, Davina and Hope Labonair-Rosales. Eight of the fifteen members are supernaturally gifted.
The Mikaelsons are the oldest coven of vampires, and are considered to be the most powerful. They are also the second largest coven, with the Volturi ranking higher in number. The Mikaelsons are more mature and stable than most others.
They are known to be very loyal to each other, though they have also shown that they have no issues with constantly betraying one another as well. However, they always forgive each other in the end. Due to most members of the coven actually being family members and blood-related, they were able to keep their strong family bonds when they became vampires.