What do we know about Elanor Visyak?

Elanor Visyak

What Monster was she underneath, really …

Portrayed by Kim Johnston Ulrich Elanor Visyak is a creature from Purgatory who is over 900 years old. She who was released from there on March 10, 1937 by a spell performed by H.P. Lovecraft. She possessed the body of his maid, Eleanor. She has been living as a professor of medieval studies at San Francisco University. She has a romantic past with Bobby Singer.

In “Like a Virgin”, at Bobby’s suggestion, Dean visits Dr. Visyak to gain information about dragons and how to kill them. She has a dragon killing sword – the Sword of Brunswick (or Braunschweig) – in her basement, which is stuck in a large rock. Dean extracts it using plastic explosives, breaking the sword in the process.

While visiting Westborough, the son of Elanor, who saw his mother possessed by a creature from Purgatory in 1937, Bobby sees a photo of the woman and realizes that it is the woman he knows as Eleanor Visyak. He finds her in a cabin – one of her ‘safe houses’ – and tells her he knows who she really is. She confirms his suspicions, but denies that she killed H.P. Lovecraft. Bobby warns her that Castiel is looking for her. He asks for the information about how to open a door to Purgatory, but she refuses to tell him, and also rejects his offer of protection. As she leaves the cabin, Castiel appears and takes her. Bobby, Sam and Dean find Eleanor in an alley, fatally wounded. She tells them she was tortured by Crowley and then Castiel, and that she finally revealed the spell to access to Purgatory, which involves the blood of a virgin and the blood of a creature from Purgatory. Eleanor dies before she can reveal where Crowley and Castiel are.

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H.P. Lovecraft’s maid Eleanor and her son in 1935..
6.12 Like a Virgin 

At Bobby’s suggestion, Dean visits Dr. Visyak to gain information about dragons and how to kill them. She has a dragon killing sword – the sword of Bruncvik (or Braunschweig) – in her basement, which is stuck in a large rock. Dean extracts it using plastic explosives, breaking the sword in the process.

6.21 Let it Bleed

While visiting  Westborough who saw his mother Eleanor possessed by a creature from Purgatory in 1937, Bobby sees a photo of the woman and realizes that it is the woman he knows as Eleanor Visyak. He finds her in a cabin – one of her ‘safe houses’ – and tells her he knows who she really is. She confirms his suspicions, but denies that she killed H.P. Lovecraft. Bobby warns her that Cas is looking for her, and asks for the information about how to open a door to Purgatory. She refuses to tell him, and also rejects his offer of protection. As she leaves the cabin, Castiel appears and takes her.

6.22 The Man who knew too much 

Bobby, Sam and Dean find Eleanor in an alley, fatally wounded. She tells them she was tortured by Crowley and then Castiel, and that she finally revealed the spell to access to Purgatory, which involves the blood of a virgin, the blood of a creature from Purgatory which are used to draw a collection of sigils. A spell is then recited. Eleanor dies before she can reveal where Crowley and Castiel are.

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Now I really loved this little short-lived female character. She obviously knew Bobby, and Bobby helped her out, but with disastrous consequences. How long had her and Bobby been in a relationship, and did Bobby have true feelings for her?  Was its just passing ships in the night? We don’t no what creature she played in purgatory, but we no she was 900 years old. So she had seen a thing or too.

So Bella is hunting out some old female haunts this hiatus, those un-sung women who don’t often last the duration. So what was it about her that we seemed to care so much about. What did she no that Castiel and Crowley wanted her dead for exactly. She also denies killing H.P. Lovecraft so if she didn’t, then who did.

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3 thoughts on “What do we know about Elanor Visyak?

  1. She was a plot device to open the thinking about in and outs of Purgatory and besides Bobby’s interest in blondes, I was not paying too much attention to her. She was a good egg who somehow ended up in a bad place. Metatron was a bad egg and ended up in control of Heaven – go figure but it made me inquire a bit into “other creatures”. Jessie was called the Antichrist- an he was a hybrid demon/human-parallel to Nephillim. If Jessie is Lucifer’s son, then his mission is to send the angels back to Heaven and not necessarily evil, but would be thought as such by angels. Was he just a Monster of the Week? He made a good choice we think. Was he just a MOW? so….I was thinking like a writer and….
    Yes, I so realized this too. You got the impression that she was a really good egg, and in the wrong place. I often wondered why they never bought that kid back, as I still think he had more story to tell. He was a good little actor too, and turning Cas into a miniature toy replica was priceless. I get this that there are always mixed bunches in any group whether good or evil. I don’t think he was a monster, he was just a scared little child. I think his demon mother was the monster in all of this.

    I found much research on Nephilim. There are 2 types. They are created by an angel inhabiting a human much like the Antichrist Jessie- no sexual act is needed. They are considered abominations by angels because they protect humankind from angels taking over the Earth. One type has the power to send exiled angels back to Heaven. No wonder Metatron wanted the Nephillim killed. The other type is a hybrid whose mother dies at 6 months and she talks to him/her in dreams. This type has a partner who helps heal the Nephillim. It also fights against fallen angels who wish the Earth as their own kingdom. They are also called Grigori- or giants. How many times has Crowley called Sam Gargantua? It certainly explains why Sam and Dean do not look alike. I have no inside scoop, it just seems that this might be a logical follow up to Sam’s change on a subatomic level, how he needs to heal, and the flip side to the demon blood. If I were a Writer of SPN, I’d go there. Now, let’s see what they got!
    Its amazing what we find on the internet isn’t it? These are both interesting idea’s thanks for sharing 😉 This does explain why the boys don’t look alike. I often wondered why? Do we think that Sam might actually heal himself seeing Cas cannot?

    Thanks for the comments, always
    Love Aunty B xxxxxxxx

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  2. I don’t remember what she is exactly, just that when they opened the gates of hell she came through, but she didnt want to do bad things. She wanted to just live life and go on her way. So does that mean not everything/everyone in hell is BAD through and through? Bobby cared enough about her to want to protect her although she said she could take care of herself. Now that I think about it did she know how to get into/out of hell? Really need to re-watch that one.
    She’s an interesting character, and she was only in three episodes so we didn’t know her that well. We just understood that she was old, and new Bobby. I think all that go to hell like you say, are mixed. I think the good ones just slip through the net. Look what happened to Bobby in ‘Taxi Driver’, Dean was sure Bobby ended up in heaven, and Crowley got his soul 😦 She was one very easy going person, and yes new how to take care of herself. I wonder why she wanted to get in and out of Hell. I would love to know why? Yeap I feel a re-watch coming on too.

    Thanks for the comments, always
    Love Aunty B xxxxxxxx

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    1. Actually she came from Purgatory and the idea that she was vulnerable and non hostile was an intriguing concept. I guess not everything in Purgatory is evil as she didn’t seem to be. But once again we get a female with all kinds of interesting ideas surrounding her and then the writers kill her off, before we can get too attached. It gets frustrating I. really liked her and found her former relationship with Bobby to be very intriguing.
      It is very frustrating, and is becoming tiresome and very noticeable to many fans.

      I can see why you’d be wary of getting attached to Charlie. The writers have a habit of keeping annoying characters like Becky around for far too long and abruptly ending the lives of the ones we actually like – Lisa, Jo, Madison. In a show where all of the people -male or female – have short shelf life, it seems women have the shortest except :
      Do not get me started on Becky arrrrrrh Rosen ….. How these writers get away with killing off such good females is beyond me 😦

      Every black woman who has ever guest starred on the show has lived to tell the tale. Being black and a woman I notice when others are on the show and can name only one that ever got killed off. She was in Malleus Maleficarum and died of razor blade poisoning. There may be one other but I don’t recall. I find that very interesting.
      Didn’t Missouri survive the physic from season 1. Who helped out John Winchester?

      Thanks for the comments, always
      Love Aunty B xxxxxxxx

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