|Cause of Death||
|“||No hopi. Hell.||”|
— Sooleawa to John Alden
Sooleawa was portrayed by actress Cara Santana.
Early Life Edit
Nothing is known about Sooleawa's early life, except that she was able to speak and understand the foreign language of the settlers, thus acting as an intermediary between settlers and Native Americans, and that at some point of her life she started to learn and practice the shamanic traditions of her people.
Sooleawa was a young woman by the gentle and peaceful disposition, careful and respectful of nature and willing to practice unknown powers to counter Salem's wicked witches.
Physical Appearance Edit
A beautiful young woman from the skin light brown, long flowing black hair and brown eyes. Her clothes were made of tanned animal skins, enriched with beaded jewels and feathers.
Throughout the Salem Series Edit
Season Two Edit
Fortunately escaped from death thanks to the intervention of the Native Americans who fought against the militia, John Alden is slowly recovering in health, thanks to the care of Sooleawa and her father, the village' shaman. Together the three are implementing the plan to persuade Mary Sibley and its witches that John is dead, also helped by Petrus, also known as the Seer. To prevent the witches to use their clairvoyance, Sooleawa crafted several dreamcatchers with ropes and twisted branches, dried toads, and feathers. Sooleawa acts as an intermediary between John and the shaman and concluded that witches should be stopped before they awaken the snake coiled underneath the earth. John agrees to undergo a ceremony to tie his soul to the Great Spirit and Sooleawa, completely covered in blood and shamanic paintings acting as a partner in a sexual ritual to seal the deal.(Cry Havoc)
The affection for John seems to grow in Sooleawa, but she knew that the man is engaged in a most important mission steps aside. (Blood Kiss)
Despite the terrible Hell that is about to fall upon the world, the natives continue their peaceful existence. One morning, while Sooleawa roams the fields, she bends down to see a black snake crawling in a yellow flower bush born in the trunk of an old tree. Warned a sudden hazard with a shiver down her spine, she has time to turn around to find just behind her no other than Countess Von Marburg, who pounced on the young girl to kiss her on the lips, thus acquiring information about John Alden and the rituals that have invested him with mystical abilities and protections. Sooleawa's father did not have time to run to the rescue of the girl that the Countess suddenly breaks her neck, while Sebastian Von Marburg appears behind the old man to stab him to death. (On Earth as in Hell)
The spirits of the two Native Americans are far from being forgotten as they both appear into an almost dying John Alden, inviting him to join them on a heavenly dimension, walking through a valley toward the radiant sun, after Sooleawa has lovingly caressed John's face and hair, awakening him from his unconscious state.(The Witching Hour)
Powers and Abilities Edit
Sooleawa had knowledge of the specific shamanic traditions and practices of her Native American tribe. As the daughter of the tribe's chief and shaman, she seemed to be particularly adept at practicing rituals that could even hinder spells of notoriously powerful witches. For example, Sooleawa was able to craft a particular dreamcatcher capable of distorting the so-called "Witch Eye," or clairvoyance. She also acted as a conduit for the spirits during a ritual that allowed John Alden to be blessed by the Great Spirit. As a practitioner of shamanism, her actions and powers were mostly related to respect for balance and communication with the spirits inherent in nature rather than offensive and malicious powers. For this reason, she was an easy prey to the Von Marburg witches and their violence.
Memorable Quotes Edit
- Sooleawa (to John Alden): "This is no dream. Come, we must go."
- — The Witching Hour
|Book of Shadows||Absent|
|The Wine Dark Sea||Absent|
|Ill Met by Moonlight||Absent|
|The Beckoning Fair One||Absent|
|Wages of Sin||Absent|
|Til Death Do Us Part||Absent|
|On Earth as in Hell||Appears|
|Midnight Never Come||Absent|
|The Witching Hour||Appears|
- From rumors and some images released before the second season broadcast, Sooleawa was believed to be a love interest of John Alden. However, the romantic relationship was not deepened in the series once aired.
- While Sooleawa was taking care of John, she helped the conversation between the two men and translated "no Hopi" as "Hell" when the shaman was struggling to find an English translation. Hopi is a shortened form of the Hopi tribe's autonym, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu ("The Peaceful People" or "Peaceful Little Ones"). The Hopi Dictionary gives the primary meaning of the word "Hopi" as "behaving one, one who is mannered, civilized, peaceable, polite, who adheres to the Hopi way." For this reason, a world without peace is Hell.
See Also Edit