Saturday, March 22, 2008

Elizabeth Bathory

A sixteenth century Hungarian Countess who enjoyed bathing in blood. This deviant fawn of royality beleived that regualar blood baths would halt the ageing process. Estimates of the number of girls that were slaughtered in her 10 years of beauty treatments vary from 40 to as much as 600.

The bloody Countess, the widow of celebrated Hungarian war hero and descendent of the lengendary despot Vlad the Impaler (a.k.a. Dracula), led a life immersed in black magic and sadism. She once had the mouth of a servant-sewn shut for being too noisy. In 1612, after the countless rumors about her behavior, troops entered her Castle Csejthe and uncovered a bloodletting in progress. All the servants that participated in her orgies of horror were exectued and burned. The Countess, being royality, was put under house arrest. Three years later, on August 21, 1614, she died sealed in her bedroom. Perhaps her elixir of youth had been working all along.