Whenever Ilyial broke free, the priests used stronger binds to hold her. But with each escape attempt, she only became more powerful. She sneered at their folly, as their attempts to restrain her made her an even more formidable opponent. Then one day, she thought, "Let's put an end to this silly little game," shattering the chains for the last time.
Ilyial is the East Slavic form of the male Hebrew name Eliyahu (Elijah), meaning "My god is He".