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Sura
Sura
First appearance S1E01: The Red Serpent
Last appearance S1E06: Delicate Things (Alive)
S1E07: Great and Unfortunate Things (Deceased)
S1E11: Old Wounds (Spartacus' Vision)
S2E10: Wrath of the Gods (Flashback)
S3E10: Victory (Flashback)
Profession Prophetess
Slave
Race Thracian (Maedi)
Relationships Spartacus (Husband, deceased)
Status Deceased (Killed by Aulus, on orders of Batiatus)
Actor/Actress Erin Cummings

Sura is Spartacus' Thracian wife and inspiration, tragically taken from him after he deserts from the Roman Auxiliary by his most hated enemy, Gaius Claudius Glaber.

AppearanceEdit

Sura has long, wavy, black hair.  She wears a set of commoner-clothing and possesses great beauty, enough to catch the eye of then-womaniser Spartacus, and after laying with one another he immediately fell in love with her.

PersonalityEdit

She is known to be a prophetess for the gods, seeing the future in dreams. When she and Spartacus first meet, she admits that she already knows of him, and that she knows he will love no other woman than her. She is a wise wife, often advising her husband on the best path to take and sharing the wisdom the gods have granted her, even though Spartacus does not favor, nor believe in, the gods. Even after her death, Spartacus constantly sees her in dreams where she points him in the right direction.

Sura has nothing but love and care for Spartacus. She wishes to see him out of harm's way yet leaves him to his path, despite her feelings of terrible things lying ahead of him. She is strong-willed and resourceful, fighting fiercely to defend herself when attacked by barbarians in Spartacus' absence.

Blood and SandEdit

When Spartacus chooses to fight with the Romans, Sura begs him not to go, prophesying that if he does, he will find himself kneeling before a red serpent and terrible things will come to pass. At Spartacus' return, she
Sura taken
Sura taken by Romans.
is being attacked by barbarians and helps him fight them off. Together they flee their home village and camp in the wilderness. However, seeking vengeance for Spartacus' betrayal, Claudius Glaber captures and enslaves the two in the darkness of night, separating them immediately. Sura screams in the guards' arms as they carry her away.
Sura dies
Sura's last moments.
Venus AureaAdded by Venus Aurea
During her time in captivity, she is bought by a Syrian man and transported to Syria. At Batiatus' request, Marcus Pelorus searches for Thracian women being sold by Syrians. She was purchased by Pelorus just before his death, and arrives in Neapolis just after Batiatus and Spartacus' departure back to Capua. She is sent to the heir of the Pelorus estate (Batiatus). However, Batiatus believes (correctly) that Spartacus might try to escape from the ludus once he and Sura are reunited, and has her mortally wounded by his servant, Aulus, on the road, so that she dies in Spartacus' arms when she arrives.[1] Spartacus believes that her caravan was attacked, and only finds out later that it was by Batiatus' order.
Suras funeral
Sura's funeral pyre.
After her death, Spartacus still sees Sura in dreams and visions. After Varro's death, whilst Spartacus is recovering from his wounds, Sura and Varro come to Spartacus in a vision. Sura tells him to tend to Old Wounds, spurring him to check Aulus for wounds from the alleged attack on the caravan and thus discovering the truth and "become himself" once again.

VengeanceEdit

Before Spartacus finally kills Glaber, there is a succession of visions of Sura as she is captured by the Romans, and after Glaber's death, another series of visions of Sura being laid to rest. With Aulus, Batiatus, and Glaber now dead, Spartacus' mind is now at peace and without Vengeance.

War of the DamnedEdit

Even though the men responsible for Sura's death are dead, all killed by Spartacus himself, he continues to hold an empty heart and holds the memory of her as the resolve to fuel his desire to end slavery in Rome forever. Laeta, however, suggests that Spartacus is no longer consumed by the grief and vengeance of Sura's death, but by his desire to free all slaves beneath the heel of the Republic.

After Crixus died, the surviving rebels make a pyre in honor of him and the fallen ones. Spartacus honors his wife by shouting her name, as well as the names of Varro and Mira.

While talking with Gannicus, Spartacus tells him of how Sura told him that he would never love another woman, and how her death is why he feels compelled to defend the innocent against Roman oppression.

After suffering mortal wounds at the hands of Crassus's soldiers, Spartacus sees Sura standing on their homeland of Thrace and looking at him.

List of AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Historically there are some sources that say Spartacus did in fact have a wife, who was enslaved along with him. The sources say she was a prophetess who infact envisioned Spartacus being strangled by a snake, which she prophesied that it meant Spartacus would be destined for great, and unfortunate things.
  • Sura was the second main character to be killed.
  • Sura is short for "Suratralis", a Thracian name meaning "strong" or "brave".
  • As a member of the Maedi tribe of Thrace, Sura's homeland would have been in the region of what is now Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria.

QuotesEdit

"You have always been destined for great and unfortunate things."
- Sura to Spartacus

"Kill them all."
- Sura to Spartacus

ReferencesEdit

  1. Spartacus: Blood and Sand Season 1; Episode 6
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