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Belesa
Belesa
First appearance S3E04: Decimation
Last appearance S3E10: Victory
Profession Slave
Rebel
Race Thracian
Relationships Saxa (Lover, deceased)
Status Active
Actor/Actress Luna Rioumina

Belesa is a Thracian slave who becomes part of the rebellion at Sinuessa en Valle.

AppearanceEdit

Belesa has long, brunette hair and blue eyes. She wears ragged clothes befitting an escaped slave, yet still possesses an alluring beauty, enough to catch the eye of any man or woman, such as Saxa. Belesa's slave mark is on her breast.

PersonalityEdit

Belesa possesses a seductive lure and charm about her which she uses to obtain pleasure in whatever form that may take.

War of the DamnedEdit

Belesa comes to Sinuessa en Valle seeking refuge; she is among a large group of other displaced slaves that have heard of Spartacus and his rebellion and are either seeking to join the cause or seeking safety. Anyone who attempts to enter the city must first show a mark or brand labeling them as a slave. Belesa slowly loosens her top and exposes her mark to Saxa (prompting Gannicus to declare the display "the most fearsome weapons yet exposed"). Saxa proceeds to fondle and kiss Belesa, which neither she nor Gannicus appear to mind.

She joins the rebels in the background as she is a non-combatant. When the forces of Marcus Licinius Crassus invade Sinuessa, the rebels and forced to retreat to the cold mountains.

Belesa joins her fellow rebels in the mountain camp and survives both the harsh storm and the crossing through Crassus' wall.

As the rebels press forward, the tensions between Spartacus and Crixus rise, but the two leaders eventually decide to part ways. Before, however, they take over a Roman village to have one last celebration together. Belesa lays in the baths and after Saxa confronts Gannicus about his new relationship with Sibyl, she proceeds to kiss Belesa, after which the two become lovers.

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Belesa mourning Spartacus passing.

Belesa in Victory

Belesa beside Saxa before the upcoming battle.

Choosing to go with Spartacus over the Alps, Belesa becomes a spectator in watching the tribute games to honor Crixus.

Belesa stands beside Saxa whilst Spartacus talks about the upcoming battle. Saxa and Belesa share a moment together before Saxa takes to battle with the others.

After the final battle, Belesa remains as one of the few who chose to stay behind and wait for Spartacus. She and the other rebels mourn as the rebel leader passes away and then, led by Agron, takes leave over the Alps to true freedom. 

QuotesEdit

To Saxa: "Do not fall to the Romans, you wild cunt." [1]

TriviaEdit

  • Belesa means beauty or pure beauty in Portuguese and Spanish, probably of Latin origin.
  • Belesa may have been part of the Dardani, a large tribal confederation composed of both Thracian and Illyrian tribes, who occupied much of what is now Kosovo and southern Serbia. It would be conquered by the Romans as late as 6 CE. Strabo wrote of the Dardanians as being "so utterly wild that they dig caves beneath their dunghills and live there, but still they care for music...always making lutes and stringed instruments". Another ancient author, Claudius Aelianus, wrote that the Dardani bathed only three times during their lifetime; at birth, before their wedding, and after they died. As a possibly poor country, many Dardanian families may have sold excess children into slavery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Spartacus: War of the Damned Season 3; Episode 10

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