Saturday, October 3, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 3


Countess Elizabeth Báthory (August 7, 1560 - August 21, 1614) was a Hungarian countess from the renowned Báthory family. She is possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the "Blood Countess" and as the "Bloody Lady of Csejte", after the castle near Trencsén in 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. In 1610, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

The case of Elizabeth Báthory inspired numerous stories during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The most common motif of these works was that of the countess bathing in her victims' blood in order to retain beauty or youth.

This Moon Bun has been dipped in "blood" and allowed to have it seep into and through her dress.

2 comments:

Alisha said...

This is Awesome !! I know the story freaky huh

Itsy Bitsy Spider said...

I just love what you are doing with the 31 days of Halloween. can't wait to see who's up next!!

Karla from The Itsy Bitsy Spider