|Actor|| Julia Maxwell|
Samantha Smith (6.19)
|Dates||Before angels - 2011 (killed by Dean Winchester with phoenix ashes)|
|Occupation||Mother of All Monsters|
|Episode(s)|| 6.07 Family Matters (mentioned)|
6.12 Like a Virgin
6.16 ...And Then There Were None
6.19 Mommy Dearest
6.20 The Man Who Would Be King (mentioned)
7.02 Hello, Cruel World (mentioned)
7.22 There Will Be Blood (mentioned)
Your father made you and then abandoned you, so you pray. You see signs where there's nothing. But truth is, your Apocalypse came and went, and you didn't even notice. A mother would never abandon her children like he did. You'll see.
Eve is older than Castiel and was last on Earth 10,000 years ago. She is also known as the Mother of All, which refers to her creation of all supernatural beings. She was in Purgatory, where the souls of the supernatural go after death, until dragons raise her. Due to the hunting down of the Alphas instigated by Crowley and Castiel, she starts creating hybrid monsters. She is killed when Dean tricks her into biting him after he has ingested phoenix ashes. A comment from the Alpha Vampire strongly implies that Eve was at least somehow related to, if not one of, the leviathans, a claim substantiated by the fact she is older than angels, is able to block their powers (similar to Edgar, and presumably other leviathans), can shapeshift (although Eve doesn't seem to require any DNA in order to take a person's form), and bleeds black upon her death.
Eve is the mother of a bloodline, the birthing entity at the moment of genesis for all the lines of monsterdom. So the Eve of monsters. And even being a pun - like the "eve of monsters" because there's a monster world she's moving towards.
To walk the Earth, Eve requires the use of a vessel - specifically a virgin. However her true face can be seen through the use of cameras, where it appears quite decrepit and rotted.
Powers and Abilities
- Nullification of angel powers: Eve can, because she is older than angels, inhibit them from using their angelic powers and abilities.
- Shapeshifting - Eve can morph her appearance to match virtually anyone she wants.
- Superhuman strength - Eve can easily overpower and kill humans, and she is more powerful than her monster children.
- Super speed - Eve can move extremely fast.
- Creation of monsters - Eve can create new monsters with a touch or a whisper. She has to go through a few iterations - what she calls beta tests - before she perfects her last monster, the Jefferson Starships.
- Telepathy - Eve can speak to monsters through their minds and control them.
- Monster awareness - Eve can see through the eyes of any monster in the world and hear what they hear.
- Levitation - Eve levitates from the entrance to Purgatory.
- Possession - Eve possesses a virgin girl offered to her as a tribute from her children.
- Phoenix ashes can kill her.
Sam: But if you're the first, who made you?
Alpha Vampire: Well, we all have our mothers. Even me.
She is alluded to by the Alpha Vampire, who is being interrogated by Samuel Campbell. When Dean and Sam have a few moments alone with the Alpha Vampire, Sam asks him who made him, and he mentions that everything has a mother - even creature like him.
Dragons are abducting young women (virgins) and keeping them captive in a sewer. Dean obtains the Sword of Bruncvik and he and Sam track down the dragon's lair, finding a pile of gold, and the women. They also find an ancient manuscript which speaks of freeing Mother from Purgatory. Sam and Dean kill one of the dragons but one escapes. He meets up with another dragon who has also captured a half dozen women. They take one of the women and use an incantation to open a door to Purgatory. They throw the woman in, and she rises again, her body now inhabited by Eve.
Eve creates a being—called colloquially the Khan worm—that can enter a person's body through the ear and control their actions. She plants it inside a trucker, who goes on to murder his entire family with a hammer. It then passes to one of his co-workers, who kills six people. While investigating the murders, it infects Dean, who kills his cousin Gwen, and then infects Samuel, forcing Sam to kill him. Finally, it infects Bobby, who kills Rufus. While the worm is possessing Bobby, it tells Dean and Sam that it is a new monster recently created by Eve, and that Eve intends for supernatural beings to take over the world. She also has a message for them that the worm relates: "She's pissed, she's here, and it's going to be nothing but pain for you from here on in."
Eve appears at a bar in Grants Pass, Oregon, where she proceeds to turn everyone into hybrids monsters, provoking a mass feeding frenzy while she picks up a drink and watches. She is using the town as a test-bed to create a new type of monster which she wants to use to convert all of humanity. Several of her early experiments result in failure as the creatures die prematurely.
Castiel tracks down Lenore the vampire, who describes how she along with the others in her nest have been unable to resist Eve's call to arms, and that through them, Eve will know what the Winchesters are up to. She tells where Eve is, and then begs to be killed so she doesn't kill again. Castiel obliges.
When Dean, Sam, Bobby and Castiel arrive in town, Castiel finds himself blocked from using his angelic powers by Eve. However they manage to find that a guy called Ed Bright had attended a doctor - Dr. Silver - who had subsequently reported his illness to the Centers for Disease Control. At the surgery Dean and Castiel find Bright's decomposing body. At Bright's home, Dean and Sam find a roomful of dead bodies that all look like Ed Bright - obviously some form of shapeshifter. One is still alive - Ed's friend Marshall Todd - who tells them about the woman who passed them at the bar.
At the bar, they find everyone dead. On examination Dean finds they have strange attributes - one has vampire teeth, but the spike of a wraith. Dean dubs these hybrids Jefferson Starships. It appears some fever had killed them all. Castiel, Bobby and Sam are taken hostage by monsters disguised as police, but Dean rescues them.
Sam and Dean find two orphaned boys - Joe and Ryan Silver - held captive and over Castiel's objections, drive them to their uncle's home in nearby Merlin. In their absence Castiel interrogates one of Eve's children, learning her exact whereabouts.
With Bobby and Castiel waiting outside, the brothers enter the diner in which Eve is hiding and discover that they are surrounded by hybrids and Eve herself confronts them in the guise of a waitress. Eve takes their weapons and detects phoenix ash in the shotguns, so she hands them over to one her children and orders their immediate disposal. She then explains to the boys the reason she's on Earth and what she hopes to achieve. To emphasize her point, she transforms into the likeness of Mary Winchester and tells them that every action she's taken has been because of "a mother's love".
Eve goes on to explain that she had been satisfied with the balance between mankind and monsters, but since her children started being captured and tortured by Crowley, she had decided to rise up from Purgatory and retaliate. Dean is quick to point out that her arrival was pointless, as Crowley had already been dealt with months ago. Eve is unconvinced, however, and informs them that Crowley is indeed alive and in hiding, but is still carrying out his search for Purgatory. She explains that Crowley is not after Purgatory itself, but rather the souls that dwell within it. Monster souls, like humans, are very powerful and are essential for fueling a war machine capable of untold power. For what purpose Crowley wants this power, she does not reveal. But to cripple his plans, Eve intends to turn the whole world into monsters so that she can "see how hot his Hell burns when all your souls come to me".
Eve then informs them of the "perfect monster" she has created in Ryan Silver and of the mass-infection that they inadvertently helped spread. Her monsters bring Castiel and Bobby into the diner, and informs Castiel that he can't use his powers because there being halted by Eve due to her age. She offers Sam and Dean the chance to work for her in capturing Crowley. Dean refuses to work with a monster, however, and tells Eve to "bite me". She obliges, but staggers back upon tasting phoenix ash in his blood, to which Dean reveals that he ingested some ash with a shot of whiskey. Eve chokes and burns from the inside before falling to the floor, dead. The monsters attack all at once, but with Eve no longer suppressing Castiel's powers he releases a devastating blast of white light that kills all the monsters in the diner.
Castiel then teleports them all to Joe and Ryan's uncle's house to stop the children, who have already murdered their uncle, only to discover both kids dead and traces of sulfur; the work of a demon. Castiel later returns to the diner and observes Eve's body and the corpses of her children, before being met by Crowley, who expresses his dissatisfaction with having to clean up after the angel's messes.
Crowley is dissecting Eve's corpse. He reveals that, although she is dead, her body keeps producing monster eggs. When he inserts an electric probe into her head, a restrained vampire reacts in agony, demonstrating that monsters are still psychically connected to her despite her demise. Crowley berates Castiel for allowing the Winchesters to kill Eve, as she could open Purgatory and had thus been their best chance at acquiring the souls it contains.
Eve is mentioned by the Alpha Vampire when he tells Edgar that "we come from you" and that he is a "son of Eve," heavily implicating that Eve was related to, or possibly one of, the leviathans herself. Edgar, however, dismisses their connection, stating that the Alpha is a mere mutt and that Eve was a whore, prompting an enraged Alpha into attacking him.
Eve in Lore
The Abrahamic religions involve a primary female figure in their lore. In the Old Testament (primarily the Book of Genesis), Eve is said to be the first woman created, and her disobedience of God's instruction (eating of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil) leads to the expulsion of herself and Adam from the Garden of Eden.
- Wikipedia entry on Eve
Roman Catholicism venerates Mary, the mother of Jesus, and refers to her as Mother of the Church and Queen of Heaven.
The concept of a Mother Goddess is found in cultures around the world in many forms. It is often theorised that matriarchal religions, those that worshiped a female deity, proceeded the patriarchal religions such as the Abrahamic ones (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) that worshiped a male one (God). Other religious traditions focus on the balance of the masculine and feminine within a deity or deities.
Some interpretations of European dragon myths read them as symbolising the battle of patriarchal religions to defeat the old Mother Goddess religions (represented by the dragon), with women reduced to powerless women that need to be rescued (Source).
Echidna - daughter of Gaia also known as mother nature - is a Greek goddess who is also known as the "Mother of All Monsters" because she was the source of all the monstrous creatures in Greek mythology (Source).
Another predominant mother goddess of ancient peoples was Asherah. In early Judaic religions, she was worshiped alongside the God of Israel as his consort, though her history extends much further back. She is also known by the name "Rabat Chawat Elat" or "Great Lady Eve the Goddess," among many others. Her symbol was the serpent. This was said to represent wisdom, healing, and immortality. Another of her symbols was the Tree of Life. She is believed to have inspired the character of Eve in the Genesis myth.