While the second season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand has been postponed:
LOS ANGELES, CA—Andy Whitfield, who plays the title role in Starz Original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," announced today he has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin treatment immediately in New Zealand. Source
I wondered, how many knew that Spartacus was an actual person, or so legend says. Said to be a Thracian slave, he led an uprising against the Roman Government back in 73 B.C.
His wife was a priestess of Orpheus–Dionysus, and just like in the series, she had visions. In a dream, she saw the Orphic serpent wrapped around Spartacus’ head. This meant he would do great deeds and would die a hero’s death. And, alas, her prophecy was brought about when Spartacus led a revolt against the Romans, and even though it was soon brought to an end, he was given a King’s sacred death.
Pretty interesting, hu?
Wishing Andy Whitfield lots of healing and prayers. Here’s hoping he makes a speedy recovery!