Spartacus: War of the Damned - Naevia (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) © 2012 Starz Entertainment

Spartacus War of the Damned women’s characters include Naevia, Saxa, Laeta and Kore.

Naevia was a former body slave to Lucretia and now a fierce warrior. Saxa is one of a group of Germanic prisoners rescued from a slave ship. Laeta a privileged Roman elite and Kore is a house slave.

Spartacus War of the Damned – Naevia

Naevia (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) © 2012 Starz Entertainment

A former body slave to Lucretia, Naevia was banished from the ludus after engaging in a love affair with Crixus.

Her punishment was severe, being sent to the salt mines to endure horrific conditions and violent assaults from both Roman soldiers and other slaves. When Crixus learns of her fate, he launches a rescue against all odds.

The mission is a success but their reunion is short-lived, as Crixus becomes a prisoner to the Romans. After Crixus escapes and is finally reunited with Naevia, they share a bond unlike any other.

Naevia, deeply wounded from her past, asks Crixus to train her as a fighter. She uses these skills to satiate her thirst for vengeance by cleaving Ashur’s head from his body.

She is now a fierce warrior and fights alongside her love.

Naevia is played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson.

Spartacus War of the Damned – Saxa

Saxa (Ellen Hollman) © 2012 Starz Entertainment

One of a group of Germanic prisoners rescued from a slave ship, Saxa is as physically striking as she is rude and brash and just as violent as any man in the rebellion.

An aggressive fighter, her skill with twin daggers made her a natural choice for Nemetes’ attack force on the Roman vanguard, which ultimately failed and led to the death of her closest friend Mira.

When not embroiled in the fighting, Saxa embraces life with the same vigor and passion as Gannicus and has taken to sharing his bed.

She finds excitement and kinship with a man who’s every bit her equal.

Saxa is played by Ellen Hollmanl.

Spartacus War of the Damned – Laeta

Laeta (Anna Hutchinson) © 2012 Starz Entertainment

Intelligent, beautiful, and as independent as any Roman woman can be, Laeta was married off to her husband when she was just 12 years old.

She has only known life as a privileged Roman elite but will soon have to rise above that and shed her selfishness when her people look to her for leadership.

Laeta is played by Anna Hutchison.

Spartacus War of the Damned – Kore

Kore (Jenna Lind) © 2012 Starz Entertainment

Beautiful and intelligent, Kore is a house slave to the Crassus family.

She is proficient in several languages as well as managing the household and well-versed in the classics.

Kore has been serving Marcus Crassus since Tiberius’ birth and he, in many ways, looks to her as a mother figure.

She has also been the recipient of the family’s kindness and generosity.

Kore is played by Jenna Lind.

Colin Davies

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