Abbye learned to speak Croatian at a young age with her step-grandfather who took a boat across the sea to come to the United States when he was fourteen years old. Her sense of family and missing the old times with her grandfather prompted her to write her first book about a Croatian motorcycle club in the US.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

#AtoZChallenge #Theme #SerialKIllers E

Erzsebet Bathory / Elizabeth Bathory aka The Blood Countess

Elizabeth thought that if she was to lose her vanity, vitality and sexual drive that she would hence forth forfeit her chances at attaining more power. Thus being power driven and hungry, she proceeded to attain that goal at any cost.
For years Elizabeth indulged herself in these horrid actions with the help of a “witch”? named Dorotta Szentes. Elizabeth would hunt for these girls at night along the countryside in which she would hang them alive and naked upside down by chains wrapped around their ankles. She would bathe in the blood that drained from the victims slit throats while the fluid of life remained warm.
As she continued these horrid acts she would drink blood from a golden flask but after as she craved the blood more she would drink directly from the vein of the virgins. However after years of murder and torture Elizabeth began to notice that the blood of peasants had little effect on her precious skin. The low grade blood was no longer showing the effect that was needed thus she needed better grade blood.
To attain her new goals, Elizabeth established an academy in the castle offering up to 25 girls at a time from aristocratic descent to finish their schooling with grace and etiquette in order to achieve the “right”? connections.
By the end 600 girls were reported vanished. Dorka and her witches were burned at the stake as was customary. Katarina was seen as just another victim to be set free. Elizabeth still could not be executed due to her noble birth. Elizabeth was sealed into a closet in her castle and never let out. She never regretted one horrid murder. Elizabeth Bathory died four years later.

11 comments:

  1. Elizabeth Bathory is always an interesting serial killer to read about. Imagine if she was alive today and we could talk to her. What insight into her killing would we learn?

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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    1. I would love to be able to sit down and talk to these killers.

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  2. The psyche of such one is very intriguing. I second Patricia, it would be very interesting to talk to her. With great respect! A.

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    1. It's hard to not wonder how they justified what they were doing as OK

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  3. This is creeptastic. Waving to you from the A to Z challenge. What a cool theme.

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  4. Wow. Definitely the stuff of wonderful horror movies!
    Marlene at On Writing and Riding

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    1. Definitely. I'd love to see a serial killer series based on some of these. - especially if someone would let me write it :-)

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  5. Eeeek! I have read about her...sounds like an episode of the TV show "Criminal Minds". I wonder why I, at least, get a thrill from watching/reading stories like this when in my daily life I am pretty timid.

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    1. I think it's our escape, in a way. Interesting as it's something we'd never - not ever - consider doing.

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  6. Ah yes, Bathory. Very famous and creepy. :)
    Lexa Cain’s Blog

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