[en] We study the splitting fields of the family of polynomials $f_n(X)= X^n-X-1$. This family of polynomials has been much studied in the literature and has some remarkable properties. Serre related the function on primes $N_p(f_n)$, for a fixed $n \leq 4$ and $p$ a varying prime, which counts the number of roots of $f_n(X)$ in $\mathbb F_p$ to coefficients of modular forms. We study the case $n=5$, and relate $N_p(f_5)$ to mod $5$ modular forms over $\mathbb Q$, and to characteristic 0, parallel weight 1 Hilbert modular forms over $\mathbb Q(\sqrt{19 \cdot 151})$.