|First appearance||S1E02: "Sacramentum Gladiatorum"|
|Last appearance||S2E07: "Sacramentum"|
|Relationships||Ilithyia (Domina, deceased)|
Amana (Fellow Body Slave, deceased)
|Status||Deceased (Crucified by Nileus, Fimbria and The Murderer, on orders of Gaius Claudius Glaber)|
Thessela is one of Ilithyia's body slaves.
Blood and Sand
Thessela was seen as a background character and followed Ilithyia wherever she went, as is proper due to her being Ilithyia's body slave. She would escape the massacre at the House of Batiatus through her status with Ilithyia.
Shortly after, he has Thessela publicly crucified to spite his wife and demonstrate his power over her, falsely declaring that the slave whispered words of support for Spartacus and his rebellion... treasonous talk overheard by his wife, her Domina.
Although Thessela is innocent and protests as such, Ilithyia confirms the lie out of fear of her husband, and on advice of Lucretia who cautions her not to oppose him.
Ashur and his newly-formed 'squad' of killers take personal pleasure in executing the innocent Thessela, crucifying her before a crowd of shocked onlookers (including Gannicus) in the streets of Capua.
- Thessela's name may bear a relation to that of the country of Thessaly in northern Greece.
- The Latin term for Thessela's specific role would be a Ancilla, or "maidservant".
- A literal rendering a female body slave in Latin is Serva Corporis.