Monday, March 29, 2010

Female Dracula But Real

Not only did I write articles under the name of AuntieWIP, but I also did History Tidbits and "Did you know..." articles. This is one of my favorites.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was thought not only to be based on Vlad Tepes, but a Hungarian countess, Erzsebet Bathory. Engrossed in the art of black magic, she kidnaped and tortured young peasant girls. From all reports, she enjoyed drinking human blood and bathing in the fluid. She believed the blood would keep her young and beautiful. After her cousin had her arrested in 1610, she was imprisoned in a room with the windows and doors locked. Her followers, including a sorceress named Darvula, were executed.