His treachery dishonored Rome" Spartacus rebukes this by saying" It is your husband that bears the dishonor he abandoned defenseless women and children left them to be raped and murdered" She gets angry saying she would have him crucified if he were her slave but her three friends laugh at her for overreacting saying they all heard the rumors about glaber's dealing in Thrace they depart, leaving her alone with Lucretia. Ilithyia has an interest in dangerous and socially dubious actions. The party is the first social event Ilithyia attends after Licinia's death. Varro’s death only works after a half-season of his bond with Spartacus. For instance, enjoying watching Varro have. In the beginning of Spartacus: Vengeance, we find Ilithyia apparently shifting from her scheming former self into the role of a forgotten wife and soon-to-be mother. Vesuvius with deals for a plea bargain. She has a talent in manipulating mostly by using her body as means to an end. Lucretia’s swan dive only works if we understand why she thinks doing so is the ultimate romantic act. ", Spartacus:"The Roman finally learns his place before us-–on his knees. She hopes to make some of her friends in high Roman circles jealous of this purchase, but is seen to still be the one trying to amuse them and gain their approval. which has many of the rebels cheering in agreement and chasing after their enemies back to the temple while the others deal with the soldiers in the woods. Ilithyia is still in the ludus when Batiatus organize's a party to celebrate Glaber as a patron amongst the socialites of Rome and Capua. At the end, Spartacus releases Ilithyia in the woods after revealing to her that Glaber had no intention of saving her. They land decisive blows on their enemies however despite their teamwork the mercenary briefly gains the upper hand with Gannicus being knocked to the ground and Oenomaus fatally wounded from a stab to the abdomen. She confesses to having had similar desires herself, and Lucretia encourages her to the decision of fulfilling them. Directed by Michael Hurst. Her joy is brief, however, as Spartacus brings down the arena in flames in an attempt to rescue his captured comrades. She reads a letter, which - although written by Batiatus - claims that Glaber has become a patron of the ludus. On the way, Lucretia reveals that she has been promised to Ashur, and both make plans to rid themselves of him. She hates Spartacus due to him defying her hus… Ilithyia fears what Lucretia could say about her and does as she asks when Lucretia wants the noblemen and -women of Rome to be invited to the ludus for Numerius' birthday party. As her husband's desire for her wanes, she becomes ever more vulnerable. Spartacus is enraged and begins to choke Ilithyia, but is quickly removed by the guards. She is a coquette and devious young woman underneath her more innocent appearance, individual and manipulative without aid of her husband. Although her father never cared for Glaber in the first place, he refuses to dissolve her marriage. However, Crixus stops him and suggests that they execute him and send his head back to Glaber as a "reply" to the Glaber's offer of surrender. (Ashur acted under the advice of Lucretia - although not specifically what Lucretia asked of him.) Vesuvius pondering their next move. Worst: Sacramentum Gladiatorum. Gannicus advances on the Egyptian mercenary but is thrown to the ground. ", Spartacus:"Let Rome send their legions. Gradually they become closer friends, Ilithyia visiting the ludus more often and for longer periods of time. Death in the woods! Lucretia reveals that she remembers everything, but Ilithyia only releases her after Lucretia says she slept with Ilithyia's father in order to convince him to dissolve the marriage. Spartacus grasps hands with Agron and then with Crixus. The surviving rebels who have finished killing the remaining Roman soldiers pay witness as Spartacus forces Glaber to his knees and states "The Roman finally learns his place before us..on his knees." Nemetes' dislike of Spartacus' ways of leading the rebels, foreshadows the tension to come between them in. —Ilithyia, "No..." As they charge, the rest of the rebels led by Oenomaus join the battle, blindsiding and attacking the romans from the side. Ilithyia is a major character in the Spartacus series. Meanwhile, Ilithyia is about to push Lucretia (who was discarding her red wig) from the ludus' balcony when her water breaks and Lucretia is forced to help Ilithyia deliver her baby. The German, however, counters by saying Spartacus led them to this and at least Mira died a warrior while the rest of them are left to die more ignobly. 1. Ilithyia was the twelfth main character to be killed. In Vengeance, Ilithyia becomes pregnant and her pregnancy unknowingly plays a large role in the beginning stages of the war in which becomes a link between the two possible fathers: Spartacus and Glaber. Due to her time with Lucretia, she has become very ruthless and has zero regret for other people lives. Spartacus realizes that Ilithyia is of no use to him, and she is released into the woods - not before telling her that Glaber had no plan in saving her, then kneels down saying 'He does not love you, as I love my wife'. A Thracian man is condemned to a brutal death in the arena, only to outlast his executioners and be reborn as the enslaved gladiator Spartacus. Dwindling supplies and a superior Roman enemy brings the rebellion to its knees. Segovax does not reveal it was Ilithyia to Batiatus, who is then emasculated and crucified. Hot asses and cold icy rage! The only person who seems happy to see her returned is Lucretia, who tells her that Seppia now knows the truth. The two women return to the House of Batiatus to make preparations to leave, but just as Ilithyia moves to push Lucretia off the side of the villa, her water breaks. Oenomaus: "A man is never too weak, or too wounded, to fight... if the cause is greater than his own life. They were surprised when Spartacus, who had made ropes from vines, climbed down the cliff side of the volcano with his men and attacked the unfortified Roman camp in the rear, killing most of them. He nearly succeeds in killing Spartacus out of sheer rage. In the ensuing chaos, Ilithyia's father gets caught in the falling debris. Some of his followers attempt to ambush several Roman soldiers guarding the mountain, including Ashur and the Egyptian mercenary. Lucretia telling Ilithyia about Seppius' death. Varro (Spartacus) Ilithyia (Spartacus) Lucretia (Spartacus) Ilithyia/Varro - Character; Humiliation; Gladiators; Poor Varro; Public Humiliation; Forced Nudity; Summary. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifice necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Glaber is a man of average height with short black hair and blue eyes. Lucretia about to cut the baby out of Ilithyia. In the ensuing days, Ilithyia is disheveled (it was customary for those in mourning to remain unbathed until the mourning period was over) and upset, listening to her late father's will being read out while Glaber stands uninterested, scheming. They are even seen exchanging kisses on various occasions that are rather more intimate than those between friends. Despite the dearth of information about her personal life, Viva is actually a … The name Ilithyia is derived from the name of the Greek goddess of childbirth. Her plans ruined, Glaber's love gone, and her life in constant danger, Ilithyia seeks out Lucretia. In the baths, Lucretia comforts Ilithyia, who is sad not only about her circumstances with Glaber but also the death of her dad. But when Ilithyia chooses to bed Crixus, Lucretia is driven into a visibly jealous rage. Ilithyia's body slave Thessela survives crucifixion and joins the rebels, but she grates with Spartacus when she is presented with the opportunity for revenge. Ilithyia sealing the doors of Batiatus Ludus. But the beauty of Spartacus is in eloquently and effectively laying out the motivations for those acts in intimate, dialogue-driven scenes that I’d put against anything on television in the past decade. the woman he cast aside would save his life, but she tells him that they are both monsters. "Wrath of the Gods" is the tenth and final episode of Spartacus: Vengeance. After a protracted duel, in which Ashur initially holds the upper hand, Naevia wounds him and decapitates Ashur. In an attempt to make her friends jealous of her newest purchase, Ilithyia comes to the ludus with three of her acquaintances, Licinia, Aemilia and Caecilia. They weave rappelling vines and Spartacus, Agron, Crixus, and Gannicus descend down the mountain behind the Roman guards. However, the writers changed their mind and extended their story to one more season. before stabbing the Roman in his stomach. Seeing their loyalty, Spartacus tells Ashur that he has his answer and begins to depart. Rome dispatched militia under the command of praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber, who besieged Spartacus and his camp on Mount Vesuvius, hoping that starvation would force Spartacus to surrender. As a daughter of Albinius, her full name would be Albinia Ilithyia. about who murdered her brother. Meanwhile, Licinia speaks of how scandalous it is that she would sleep with a gladiator - and Spartacus, nonetheless - and mocks Ilithyia so much so that she falls into a rage and attacks Licinia, smashing her skull multiple times into the marble tile. Unfortunately for Spartacus, Glaber reveals he wants nothing to do with his wife, and he is welcome to get rid of her. broken by the death of his closest friend. 3. Theokoles. —Ilithyia to Lucretia, "That is how you sate desire. He is taller than average, tan, and very muscular. She tells him that he must choose Varro to fight Spartacus instead of Crixus, and that Varro must die. Spartacus urges his restless rebels to train for the defense of their new sanctuary. environment), the two eventually form a sort of friendship as they both reveal a more devious and cunning nature. Although Ilithyia looks to Varinius for help, he realizes there is nothing he can do, and he leaves her crying in a heap. Ignoring the pleas of Lucretia and Aemilia, she closes the door behind her and locks them inside. Spartacus comes up with a plan to ambush the Roman encampment. But when Spartacus fails to respond, Ilithyia seethes, reaches up, and breaks his nose. The Egyptian meets his end at Gannicus' sword. The three are unimpressed by Segovax but fascinated by Spartacus, to Ilithyia's disgust. The dying Glaber falls to the ground and drowns in his own blood as he finally dies. sex with one of the slaves, claiming he is like a beast untamed. He has been compared to the other recruits as having a larger than average penis, and it is for this reason that Ilithyia chooses him as her gladiator. Disheveled and heavily pregnant, she tells Spartacus that the child she carries is his. PREVIOUSLY ON SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE! Clutching the baby, she falls backwards off the side of the cliff with a smile on her face. Ilithyia and Lucretia ride towards Glaber, with Ilithyia intending to sway her husband to return to Rome so she can have her child there. Ilithyia commands again. At the bottom of their descent, they kill the surrounding soldiers and take control of the siege weapons to set fire to the camp and leave the roman legion in disarray. Spartacus soon notices Glaber and begins to move in on him killing any roman or mercenary standing in his way as he does so Salvius tries to stand in his way but he is killed when Spartacus stabs him and bashes head in revenge for killing Mira. When Glaber has a meeting with Seppius, asking to join their forces to take on Spartacus' men, Seppius is noncommital and says he'll give his answer tomorrow. Ilithyia is introduced alongside her husband, Glaber, as he tries to persuade the Thracians to aid him in battle. Ilithyia, suspecting her rich friend's desires, also decides on a masked sexual encounter. We’re serious, folks. Despite the fact that she strongly dislikes Spartacus, She seems to grow an attraction based on lust towards him, as seen from when she begins to pleasure herself to the memory of the night she and Spartacus have sexual intercourse. Spartacus looks upon his fallen enemy's corpse, satisfied at obtaining his long awaited vengeance. A little bother will be nothing compared to death, once she realizes." Glaber soon confronts Ashur about his supposed treachery and bribes Ashur's soldiers to betray the troublesome Ashur and then forces him to go on a suicide mission to prove himself, confronting Spartacus and his followers alone and bargaining for their surrender. Lucretia arrives and manages to dissuade her, by saying the potion will make her sick and cause her to bleed for days, causing her absence at the games to come into question. The Rebel Army cheer on Spartacus after their victory. They are unaware of the swap. Lucretia and Ilithyia seek comfort from each other, while Glaber’s forces swell with some deadly new recruits. Although Lucretia appears to have gone crazy and lost all memory of what happened the ludus, Ilithyia is wary of her and grows distraught as her husband decides to use Lucretia to further his image with the people of Capua. She has sadistic tendencies since she enjoyed herself by torturing others (mentally and physically). The surviving rebels proceed to celebrate their victory in the destruction of Glaber's legion. Lucretia takes the child - a boy - to the side of the cliff, and Ilithyia crawls after her, bleeding profusely from her slashed abdomen. Ultimately, they end up in a struggle, with both holding each other's sword hand with their other. The house is left empty, save for Ilithyia, her two slaves, and Lucretia, who takes it upon hers. And see victory ours !!!" With the deaths of Ashur, Oenomaus, and Lucretia, Crixus and Naevia are now the only main characters to appear in all three seasons and the prequel. Ilithyia, talking Segovax into killing Spartacus. He turns to his followers, who were left speechless after Glaber's proclamation. Meanwhile, Lucretia entertains Ilithyia, and despite Ilithyia's distaste for the food and drink (and the overall. Death at a party! Ilithyia is intrigued to see what use Lucretia may yet bring her, and is fascinated by the gladiators practicing in the training area below. If they don't overcome their hatred for one another and work as a team, he will kill them both. He is found by Glaber who promptly smashes his head in with a large beam before rejoining the others outside, thereby destroying the one person able to dissolve their marriage. Ilityhia is brought to Spartacus as a way to end the rivalry between him and Glaber, but Spartacus is hesitant to kill her. —Ilithyia, after her child is killed; her last words[2]. However, she does not hold back from slighting Lucretia, by mentioning a piece of jewelry is out of fashion or her house is not acceptable to the upper class Roman standards. She asks her husband if there is any love left between them, to which Glaber replies that only a monster stands before her, thanks to what Ilithyia has done to him. Ilithyia approaches her father with the aim of dissolving her marriage. She has a talent in deceiving others. The rebels briefly consider Ashur's offer but it is declined when Nemetes speaks up and states if he is to die he will do it as a free man as the rebels cheer in agreement. The two rekindle their romance, making love in front of Seppia's corpse. Ilithyia decides to give a gift upon Lucretia, after learning that, despite many years of marriage, Lucretia has yet to produce a child, and brings in a priestess supposedly talented in helping cure infertility. "Mask!" Ilithyia, horrified at losing her newborn, falls to the ground, dying of the wounds inflicted upon her by Lucretia. Ilithyia sees them as they come in and Lucretia convinces her to purchase one. elf to kill the slaves and cut the baby out of Ilithyia's womb with a knife. As Glaber expected, Ashur is killed, by Naevia. Glaber visits Batiatus' Ludus to humiliate Spartacus by informing him of his wife, Sura's enslavement. A petty and cowardly woman, Ilithyia escapes during the revolt but unregretfully causes the death of many friends by ordering the doors lockeds to prevent anyone escaping as the rebels go on a murderous rampage through the ludus . Meeting the rebels, Ashur reveals Glaber that Spartacus will be killed upon them surrendering him and they will be spared but would once again become slaves. He is often seen wearing armor that is in the same style as that of his legionaries, though he has also been seen wearing robes that befit a man of high stature and position amongst the noble hierarchy. Ilithyia appears in the novel, Spartacus: Swords and Ashes. Ilithyia appears as one of the characters in Spartacus: Swords and Ashes and Spartacus: Morituri. In response, Spartacus retorts "Perhaps, yet it is not this day" and, with memories of his wife going through his head, he thrusts his sword through Glaber's mouth and down his throat. Numerius does as she asks, and the effect is as intended; Spartacus' spirit is. With that, Oenomaus gets Gannicus to his feet and they simultaneously battle The Egyptian and Roman soldiers. Lucretia says that she and Batiatus finally have an heir and gazes lovingly at Ilithyia's child in her arms. Viva Bianca, daughter of Polish composer Cezary Skubiszewski, was born in Australia on November 17, 1983. Pleased with this discovery, Ilithyia happily glides through the villa looking for her father, whom she finds in bed with Lucretia. Ilithyia begins dropping hints of her intentions around Varinius, who reveals he is more than willing to marry her. Ilithyia enjoys her friendship with Lucretia, if perhaps this is only to gain entrance to the world of the gladiators. "[1] She finds Numerius relaxing in the ludus bath and seduces him by joining him, naked, in the pool. Ilithyia is married to Gaius Claudius Glaber and shares many of his deceitful traits. Lucretia reassures her and offers her temporary housing in exchange for certain services. I mean, what if they went insane all at once, clamoring for blood?! Glaber proclaims that he will not die by the hands of a "fucking slave". This enrages Gannicus and spurs him on to break free of nearby Romans and charge at the mercenary, who he manages to overwhelm and kill by hacking his head almost in half. When she awakens, Glaber questions her for details about where she was hidden, irritating her. However, Lucretia leaves briefly and returns covered in blood, clearly unhinged. When Glaber begins his war against Spartacus, he orders Ilithyia back to Capua with him and his army and she is condemned by her husband to live in the bloody ruins of the House of Batiatus. She is a supremacist who believes that all the noble Romans are beneath her, and have no reason of existing. Lucretia plans it so that Licinia. She tells Ilithyia to be a loving wife, and when the time comes, they will strike. Ilithyia is spoiled, vain, and cruel. One morning soon after, Ilithyia walks in on Licinia meeting with Lucretia, and figures out the meaning of the meeting; Licinia is arranging an intimate meeting with a gladiator, namely Spartacus. Spartacus and most of his followers stand on the mountain paths of the lower slopes of Mt. This is the only episode in the series in which a sex-scene does not take place. Lucretia is still not moved, and devises a switch. Unfortunately for Ilithyia, the potion is discovered by Glaber, who was informed of its existence by Ashur. 7. https://spartacus.fandom.com/wiki/Wrath_of_the_Gods?oldid=58824. Glaber is astonished that. Ilithyia has long, wavy blonde hair and blue eyes and is of average height. Angered by Mira's death, Spartacus and Nemetes get into a fight where Spartacus places blame for Mira's death on Nemetes. ", Glaber:'" You have won nothing. Spartacus seems unable to kill her, even if she is lying, but Mira is more than willing, although she is stopped by Spartacus. Spartacus is painted and masked in preparation to meet Licinia, but instead is paired with Ilithyia, also masked. Language: English On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus, the gladiator rebellion continues, striking fear into the heart of the Roman Republic. Wearing clothing and her hair in a manner of status, she uses her riches and status to procure only the finest of comforts and delicacies. Unfortunately for her, the trail of blood and destruction she left behind at Batiatus' Ludus when she barricaded the inhabitants within will not be forgotten. He tells Glaber of how Licinia met her end, and Glaber hits Ilithyia for doing something so atrocious. When Batiatus questions her, she lies to him that Ilithyia demanded Crixus in a disrespectful manner. This episode sees the second greatest amount of deaths of main characters; The only episode to surpass this one in number of deaths is the season three finale, Gannicus and Spartacus' newfound respect for each other forms into a budding friendship, which will be a main focus in, Spartacus' remarks about Glaber's defeat, mirrors the same speech Glaber retorted to him in. She is not afraid to risk others for her purpose. Varro's death by Spartacus, on Numerius orders. She is a wealthy Roman woman, the daughter of Senator Albinius, and the wife of Praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber. 2. Ilithyia surprises Glaber by arriving at the camp unannounced, claiming she brings him a "gift" - herself, completely. As her father was named Albinius, Ilithyia was a member of the Roman Gens Albinia, a political dynasty descended from one of the first Tribunes of the Plebs in Rome, named Lucius Albinius Paterculus. Ilithyia gets angry when Licinia compliments Spartaucs by calling him a god she shouts "He is nothing more than a Thracian dog! Rome shall send legions in my wake, and one day you shall fall to deserved end." She admires their strength and ferocity in battle, after a suggestion from Lucretia, buys one of her own. ', to which Spartacus turns and replys 'Do not think it in. He is saved by Oenomaus who growls at the Egyptian, "I owe you pain", punching the mercenary in his stomach. She seduces Numerius at his birthday celebration to incite him to ask for a death-match against Batiatus interests, which results in the death of Varro. He tells them that it is time for them to become an army. These common dishes leave my stomach unsettled. Despite being the second episode, this feels like the show's true … They were ultimate frenemies, but with Ilithyia, there's a fine line between friend and enemy, and that line crumbled when Lucretia tricked Ilithyia into having sex with Spartacus, instead of … She instructs her gladiator Segovax to make an attempt on Spartacus' life because he slighted her husband, even though her gladiator is caught and crucified as punishment. Ilithyia under a thick fur coat, with Glaber. "ARHH," Spartacus roars from the unexpected pain. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. When Glaber arrives, Batiatus asks for his patronage, which Glaber has no interest in giving. Now a writer and filmmaker, having graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Viva began her career as an actress. For love, or vengeance—without hesitation." She appears normal and mingles with the guests, whilst devising a plan to take her revenge on Spartacus. As he walks away Ilithyia asks 'You let me live? Excited, the gaul joins the celebration as the rebels proceed to cheer Spartacus on. However, the writers changed their mind and extended their story to one more season. Ilithyia later offers Segovax his freedom if he takes Spartacus' life for her, but Crixus manages to save him (although he still counts Spartacus as an enemy). Ilithyia, shocked after it is revealed that both intended to use the scandal against her, suddenly kills Licinia. Batiatus brings out a "gift", which turns out to be Licinia's severed, rotting hand, recognizable by the rings on the fingers.