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   Legends of vampires and vampiric beings can be found in just about every culture around the world, from the Hebrew legend of the succubus Lilith and her demonic offspring to Bram Stoker's iconic Count Dracula, this is the place where … see full wiki
Caption: Countess Elizabeth Bathory
Countess Elizabeth Bathory
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February 21, 2010
This is one of the earliest known portraits of Countess Erzebet Bathory, also known as Elizabeth Bathory or The Blood Countess. Elizabeth is an important figure, both in Eastern European history, but also in terms of the evolution of the vampire legend. The reason being that Elizabeth was an actual blood drinker, who killed hundreds of virginal young women so that she could drink and bathe in their blood, which she thought restored her youth.
 
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