A Bloodbath For Countess Elizabeth  by John Dicandia  ( JinnDoW )
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*Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Alžbeta Bátoriová in Slovak, Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family. Although in modern times she has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history, evidence of her alleged crimes is scant and her guilt is debated. She is nevertheless remembered as the “Blood Countess” or “Bloody Lady of Čachtice”, after the castle near Trenčín in Slovakia (formerly the Kingdom of Hungary) where she spent most of her adult life.

After her husband’s death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and young women, with one witness attributing to them over 600 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80.1 Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted. In 1610, however, she was imprisoned in the Čachtice Castle, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

Later writings about the case have led to legendary accounts of the Countess bathing in the blood of virgins in order to retain her youth and subsequently also to comparisons with Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia, on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based, and to modern nicknames of the Blood Countess and Countess Dracula.

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  • Gal Lo Leggio
    Gal Lo Leggioover 4 years ago

    Love the picture and the background story!

  • Thank you so much Gallo. It’s a superb story whether fact or fiction.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago

    excellent job! thanks for the history on this !

  • Thank you Helene. History is filled with interesting and weird stories such as this one.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Emraldae
    Emraldaeover 4 years ago

    This story has always fascinated me in an odd way.
    I love your portal of it all.
    While I can’t say I want to meet her… I defiantly enjoyed the art she inspired in you :)

  • There is speculation that she was entirely innocence and the legend grew out of one incident with a hairbrush. I love the grisly story much like the legend of Bluebeard. I totally agree with Esmerdae about the weird fascination.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    Great work John- A very grissly tale, we’ll never know the full truth or extent of her crimes but it appears she was a right wrong un, fascinating stuff. I love your depiction.

  • There is speculation that she was entirely innocence and the legend grew out of one incident with a hairbrush. I love the grisly story much like the legend of Bluebeard.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    well done on this john,i9 had not knownthis story before!LIZ

  • One of the more famous vampire stories to come out of Eastern Europe apart from Dracula aka Vlad the Impaler.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 4 years ago
    She’s one bloodthirsty lady, great drawing and story!!!
  • I guess that’s what makes her interesting. We are horrified yet fascinated by these individuals. :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Christina Rodriguez
    Christina Rodr...over 4 years ago

    very well depicted….

  • Thank you Christina :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    girls gottah have fun?
    or is it gaulz gottah have blood? as
    always-fan tast tick art drawing

  • Hey Walt, in many stories, the blood of virgins has always been the secret ingredient for the elixir of youth.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 4 years ago

    a wonderful image and ac’countess’ of history…
    ;-)))

  • Thanks James, a very intriguing story indeed. :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 4 years ago

    WHAT SOME WOMEN WILL DO FOR PERFECT SKIN????? BRAVO JOHN!

  • We might be giving the cosmetic companies some ideas! Cheers Raymond! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )


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