THE WORST FEMALE SERIAL KILLER IN HISTORY
Before you read this:
1. Mr Nizin Lopez does not support or admire in any way the hideous crimes of Erzsebet Bathory.
2. Mr Nizin Lopez however “ADMIRES” and even “VENERATES” the un-properly channeled warrior in her. Nizin admits to this openly no matter what anyone says (100% politically incorrect and damned proud of it).
3. Mr nizin Lopez is not a professional historian, he is simply an artist who frequents the Miami Dade Public Library system.
4. The information you find here is based on “the echo” that has reached our days. My research on Erzsebet is based on whatever I have been able to find.
FOR ALL THOSE WHO DIED
(ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez [detail]: the victims of Erzebet Bathory)
Mr Nizin Lopez would like to dedicate this research to all those poor girls murdered by the Rakshasa known as Erzsebet. I sincerely hope that now that they have crossed over they have found “TRUE JUSTICE” since there is no 100% true justice in the physical plane.
All the representatives of “Law and Order” on this earth are corrupt one way or another (some more than others of course). Governments for the most part care about one thing: revenue, profit, gain. I know that no one is perfect and that we should not expect our governmental leaders to be perfect either.
Erzsebet didn’t see those poor souls as human beings; she saw them as “property”: depreciating assets. From the bottom of my heart I frankly hope those girls have found “THE ULTIMATE PEACE” that transcends all human understanding.
Note: Mr Nizin Lopez began this research approximately around October 21st ,2014.
“For it is God who is both the initiator OF ALL HUMAN ACTIONS and the recipient of the fruits of those same deeds. It is he who has the power to cancel out the effects of all human actions and thereby to liberate the eternal and undying soul of man from bondage to rebirth and redeath.”
(Death [the final stage of growth], by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. pg 61. published by Simon & Schuster, Inc. New York)
PART I: ERZSEBET’S ORIGIN.
(Erzebet Bathory, ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez. Done in Miami Gardens/Fla on April 2017)
Erzsebet was born in 1560 in the mysterious soil of Transylvania. She was raised in the family estate of Ecsed in a village called “Nyirbathor”. Most people would think that she was born at night but to the contrary, she was born in the morning. It is said that when she came into this world there was a storm, perhaps nature was somehow announcing the arrival of the most diabolical woman of all time. Researchers say that she was born under the influence of the Moon and Mars (god of war and bloodshed). When she was a child her family used to call her “Alzbeta”. Little did they know that they were actually raising a Lilith of blood and semen.
(Nyirbathor is said to be located between Debrecen, Satu Mare, and Oradea)
The Countess emanates from a wealthy Christian family. Her father was a minister named Gyorgy, he passed away when Alzbeta was just 10 years old (when she was 11 she was bethrothed to a Hungarian noble). Gyorgy had a brother named Andras Bonaventura Bathory who was prince of Transylvania at some point.
Alzbeta’s mother was named Anna, she was the daughter of Itsvan Bathory and Katilin Telegdy. Anna was Gyorgy’s cousin, this means that there was interbreeding in the Dragon bloodline of Alzbeta (Gyorgy was Anna’s 3rd husband). Both George and Anna were Wallachians.
Erzsebet had two sisters and one brother: Klara, Zsofia, and Itsvan. It is said that Itsvan was insane but then again, maybe this is just a rumor. Perhaps this had something to do with the interbreeding of the Bathory family? It is said that many of them suffered from epilepsy, headaches, and pain in the eyes.
THE NAME “BATHORY”.
“In my veins, the blood of the ancient brood”….
(Morbid Angel, song “Sworn to the black”. From the 1993 album Covenant)
“Bathory” is obviously not just any family name, this is obvious. This name derives from the Hungarian word “Bator” which literally means “VALIANT” (Bator also sounds like Ba-Thor [Thor is the God of thunder]). This is the blood that flowed through the veins of the Transylvanian Lilith, she had warrior blood in her; she was genetically programmed to “thirst for red”.
She was not by any means a submissive woman, even men feared her. It is even said that at some point she dressed in men’s clothes and that she played men sports. It almost seems as if she was the reincarnation of a warrior like Vlad or something. She was like Tomyris, the queen of the Massagetai who defeated Cyrus (Massagetai sounds similar to “Sarmisegethusa”).
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez. Here you can see the ‘WARRIOR’ flowing in the veins of Erzsebet)
There is a folk story that says that when she was young she got bit by a wolf. She had hunted the predator. When she got close to it, thinking it was dead; it bit her hand. She slit the wolf’s throat. There is no question about it, Erzsebet was a “Bator-Wolf”.
(ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez [detail])
The “Bathory emblem” is a Dragon with eagle wings that bites its own tail. It also depicts the teeth of a wolf, three to be exact. The fact that it bites its own tails probably symbolizes the interbreeding of the family (keep in mind that the Wallachian Vlad Tepes belonged to “the Order of the Dragon”).
The eagle wings obviously refers to “Nobility” (above the rest = wealth & social status). The wolf’s teeth,…well, we all know that Erzsebet was a vampire, the most diabolical woman in the history of the human race (even though Agrippina, Nero’s mother and lover, was way more depraved than her).
The Bathory family certainly escalated to the top many times. For example, Anna, Erzsebet’s mother,…she had a brother named Itsvan Bathory who became king of Poland (the country desired by both Hitler & Stalin). This ex-prince of Transylvania married a Polish princess named Anna Jagiellonka. The family name “Bathory” certainly is equivalent to the word “POWER”.
ERZSEBET’S GENETIC ISSUES
As I mentioned before, Erzsebet’s father had married his own cousin (in order to keep the wealth in the family). Sometimes interbreeding can have negative outcomes from a medical perspective, sometimes even devastating consequences. As I previously mentioned, Erzsebet’s brother suffered from dementia plus many in her family had epilepsy, headaches, and eye pain (Caligula was epileptic & schizophrenic). These irregularities are obviously the product of interbreeding (our bodies are “to a certain extent” programmed by the genes).
Then on top of this Erzsebet came from a bloodline of murderous conquerors, warriors, professional blood-spiller. Her genes were magnetized with the spark of all those ancestors of hers (Dacians, Getae, Romans, Huns, Germans, Turks, Magyars…). This must have influenced to some extent her blood thirst and her sadism. Since she couldn’t just go out there with a sword and a shield to fight Turks, she had to manifest that bestial war-lust in some way,…
As if this was not enough, she was exposed to ointments and potions that in our modern days would be equivalent to drugs like “acid” (LSD) and “Ecstasy” (MDMA). Imagine the kind of effect this had on a Lilith that was also traumatized by horrible childhood events! Erzsebet was a malevolent woman, a demoness; there is no question about it. Yet, there were specific things that affected her behavior.
Erzsebet was a very, very wealthy woman. She was 110% aristocratic, a true noble from birth. She is said to have owned more or less sixteen castles and in different places (plus other possessions as well). Her favorite one seems to have been the Csejthe castle in upper Hungary (the Cachtice castle in modern Slovakia). Just so that the reader has an idea of Elisabetha’s wealth: the Holy Roman Emperor, Archduke Matthias II, he owed her 17,408 gulden. Erzsebet sold the “Beckov castle” for 2,000 gulden so imagine how incredibly rich and influential she was. She was powerful and she knew it, she knew it very well! The Bathory family in general was very, very powerful. They had properties in Transylvania, Wallachia, and Hungary.
PART II: ALZBETA’S TRAUMAS
A CORPSE WITHOUT SOUL
On August, 2014 an American journalist named James Foley was beheaded in the Middle East by Muslim extremists. Now, imagine for example that somehow both his body and his head would have been sent to America in a coffin. Imagine that someone would re-attach the head to the body using a needle and thin wire. I know this is tough but continue imagining,….imagine then that the mangled cadaver of the honorable martyr would be displayed in public somewhere in a significant Washington D.C church. Imagine that President Obama attending the religious service as Foley’s family members and friends mourn the loss of the journalist. So far, the beyond surreal-scenario that I have illustrated here is 100% unthinkable. Something like that would never happen in civilized America (please understand that I’m not in any way trying to insult the memory of Mr Foley).
(Miami Herald, Wednesday, August 20th, 2014. Article by Jonathan S. Landay: “Jihadist beheads U.S. man in grisly video”)
The times of Erzsebet were different, totally different. During her early years a Transylvanian relative of hers was killed and decapitated. His name is said to have been “Andras”. This “Andras” is said to have been her cousin. He had been a Cardinal of the Roman church, prince of Transylvania, and grand master of the Order of the Dragon (a Christian/anti-Turkish semimilitary organization).
Somehow the family (a wealthy & influential family of course) managed to recover the corpse and the head of Alzbeta’s cousin. The head of the noble was sewn to the body and the lifeless corpse was displayed in a church, I’m sure many personalities of the time attended that grotesque event. It is said that this took place in the “Gyulafeherhar Church” (in Alba Iulia/Transylvania) I’m sure the whole thing was a Dantesque circus plus there must have been a horrible stench in the building (it is said that Itsvan Bathory founded the Orthodox Episcopacy of Gyulafehervar).
Based on the material that I have gathered everything seems to indicate that Alzbeta was not there. She did not see that with her own eyes and the odour of her cousin’s stinking corpse did not reach her nostrils. Still, she heard about the whole thing. This was after all her blood, one of the cousins she used to play with in Transylvania.
Maybe, just maybe,…this could be one of the reasons why Erzsebet was so emotionless and so cruel. It is a fact that she saw her helpless victims as puppets, animated pieces of flesh with no human value,…plastic figures. Countess Bathory was certainly interested in human anatomy. She knew what artery to strike in order to obtain the desired amount of blood. So, it is only logical to suspect that the “Andras” event affected her psyche profoundly.
Some people say that history repeats itself. After Nero’s death, when Rome was torn asunder by different political parties, something happened…something that could certainly remind us of the “Andras incident”. In Book I.44 of “The Histories”, Cornelius Tacitus tells us about two Roman politicians who were beheaded by Otho (Otho had already slayed Galba). These folks were Piso and T. Vinius, their heads were fixed on poles and actually carried among the standards of the cohorts. Book I.47 states clearly that the relatives of Piso and T. Vinius “purchased” the heads from the murderers in order to honor them. Isn’t this the same thing that happened in Erzsebet’s family?
Erzsebet was a very intelligent and cultivated woman, she was a devout scholar of ancient history and she certainly was into the Occult (she was multi-lingual). I’m sure she read Book I of Tacitus’ Histories.
FEAR OF THE DARK
As an adult Erzsebet feared two things:
• Being confined in a small space.
• Being alone in the dark.
Obviously, there must be a reason why a Dragon like Erzsebet would feel this way. I could be wrong but I think this is because of a childhood trauma she had. In her early years someone in her family punished a gypsy man severely. Some say that the punisher was Erzsebet’s father, some say it was a cousin of hers.
The fact is that a tied up horse was split open (alive) and then some guards forced a tied up gypsy into the body of the beast. The horse’s body was sewn with needles, only the man’s head remained outside. Some people say that the head was sticking out of the horse’s genital area.
It is said that the gypsy man received this sentence because he had failed to protect his wife and his daughter when the Turks ravaged his village. He supposedly hid like a coward and allowed the Turks to take both his wife and daughter. Some say that what really happened was that the man sold his daughter to the Turks. This is most likely what really took place.
So, he was placed inside a dead animal so that his body would rot with it. Try to imagine the agony of this man inside a sticky-bloody beast,…the sensation of all those mutilated organs rubbing against his body….it is said that it took a while for the starved man to die (probably days). Imagine the stench….the flies,…the cold…personally, I think he deserved the severe punishment. In fact, he got lucky that he didn’t fall into the hands of someone like Vlad Tepes!
Erzsebet was there when this incident took place. She saw and heard the horse being split open. She felt the agony of the animal. Then she saw that traitor being forced into the slimy and bloody belly of the beast. She saw him tied up, screaming in agony but in vain….she saw the man’s head sticking out of the putrefying beast,…she probably went back to the spot the next day and the day after to see face of the agonizing man. She also heard the man begging, she heard his screams,….she was exposed to the whole episode.
If we think about it, the gypsy man was incarcerated in the body of the horse. This could be why Erzsebet didn’t like to be confined in a small place. Also, keep in mind that inside the body of the horse it is dark, pitch black. Could this be why Erzsebet always liked to have lit candles around her? I believe the she-wolf was greatly affected by this somber event.
Also, keep in mind that the belly of the beast was sewn with a needle. That is one of the things she used when she was tormenting her victims: needles of different sizes and thickness. She used them to inflict pain, as much pain as possible.
Some say that this grotesque event took place in a village of Zvatara called Cluj. It is said that Erzsebet was 9 years old when this happened.
COMMAND OF THE BLADE
(ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez)
Some people believe than when Erzsebet was 13 one of her cousins, a ruler of Transylvania, ordered the mutilation of 54 rebellious peasants. He cut off their noses and their ears (this was a terror tactic used by Vlad the impaler).
Based on the research I have personally done everything seems to indicate that when Erzsebet was 13 she was already under the custody of the Nadasdys (in Sarvar). Maybe this happened during a short visit to her native soil? Perhaps this took place before she left to Sarvar? It is unclear when this happened if it indeed happened.
I personally believe that it could be possible that young Erzsebet was exposed to this. This is exactly what she did to her victims as an adult (and much more!).
THE CONSTANT THREAT
One thing that we must keep in mind is that Erzsebet was born to a very hostile environment. The Turks that once fought Vlad the impaler were a constant threat. She knew very well, even though she was a child,…she knew what the Turks would do to her and to her family if they were ever conquered. Not long before her birth South central Hungary fell to Suleyman the magnificent (1526). She knew that any female that would be captured by the Turks would end up as a prostitute. This must have made some type of psychological impact on the Erzsebet who lived in a patriarchal society.
But the Maenads were not merely “Dionysus groupies.” Rather, they were women frenzied with wine. As such, they performed wild celebrations and rituals while under its spell. Dancing and singing in a crazed manner was something else they did. Often their celebrations ended in sexual activity. Another frequent result was violence. They would tear living creatures apart-man or animal. Sometimes they would feast on the raw flesh.
(Dionysus, by Russell Roberts. Mitchell Lane Publishers. Pg 22)
(Here we see Olympias, the Macedonian queen who gave birth to militant Alexander. Olympias was a devotee of Dionysus, god of ecstasy and possession. This ivory from Vergina depicts her as if she is in a very deep trance. The princess of Epirus that ended up marrying Phillip II might remind us of Klara and Erzebet. This ivory can be found in the Thessalonika museum/Greece)
Erzsebet had a favorite aunt, her name was Klara. Klara was venerated by Erzsebet, apparently she found a confidant in her. Erzsebet could open herself completely to her; this is something that she couldn’t probably do with her own mother. Why was this? Klara was not just a black magician who introduced Erzsebet to Occult literature and conjurations; she was a sexually depraved sadist that initiated Erzsebet into “bloody mysteries”.
Klara crossed all the limits sexually speaking; she specialized in orgies that would always end up “reddish”. Erzsebet got engaged when she was just 11 years old and she married at the age of 15. This means that the Erzsebet of “Bator-blood” and “epileptic genes” was exposed to sexual depravity and sadism at a very early age (at least it seems that way).
(Lilith, goddess of blood and semen)
Try to imagine for example how traumatic it must be for a minor to be exposed to that type of “Ilse Koch-sadism”,…words are not enough. Keep in mind that since Klara was her aunt she automatically was a “role model”. This is pretty much the equivalent of having Agrippina as a mentor.
We could also assume that since Klara was a black magician she introduced young Erzsebet to “magical potions” (drugs). Wouldn’t this be the equivalent to heroin, acid, ecstasy, and marihuana? Since as an adult Erzsebet was not necessarily a fornicator this could mean that what she really inherited from Klara was “drugs and sadism”. Erzsebet was more interested in inflicting pain than on sex. Erzsebet’s exposure to Klara certainly affected her sexual behavior.
Klara did not have a nice end. She got caught committing adultery and was severely punished:
• Her lover was cooked alive.
• She was gang-raped by non-Burgeois brutes (a bunch of guards).
• She was impaled alive Vlad style (a spear is a phallic symbol).
This must have been a severe psychological blow for Erzsebet. Her favorite aunt ravished and by a gang of non-aristocrats? Erzsebet probably saw this as a desecration of her sacred blood; this could be one of the reasons why she saw peasants as “human-cattle”.
Then on top of that her auntie was impaled. Maybe Erzsebet subconsciously associated “impalement” with the phalluses of the rapists. This could be one of the reasons why she was sexually attracted to females. Erzsebet liked men but females were her favorite. Perhaps Klara’s bitter end made her despise men? We can certainly say that Erzsebet was very influenced by Klara’s excesses plus Erzsebet was totally traumatized by Klara’s bitter end. She would never forget (some writers believe that Klara never met such unfortunate end and that she fled to Transylvania when Erzsebet was brought to justice in 1610).
THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR
At the tender age of 15 Erzsebet married a not so wealthy Hungarian noble named Ferenc Nadasdy. Ferenc was greatly feared by the Turks and he was referred to as “Bey” or “the Black Hero” (the Black Bey); it is said that he had an olive skin complexion.
His parents were George Nadasdy and Orsolya Kanisky (or Kanizsay?), a pious woman. Erzsebet’s father in law was the Palatine of Hungary from 1559 until 1562. Some say his first name was “Tamas” and not Gyorgy or Georges. By the time Erzsebet arrived in Sarvar, Orsolya was a widow.
On May 8th, 1575 Erzsebet officially became Mrs Nadasdy. The ceremony took place in the Varanno castle and it was conducted by Itsvan Benedictus de Krakko.
So, Transylvanian Erzsebet had been engaged to a folk she didn’t select since she was 11 and then at the age of 15 she was expected to be a wife and a mother, the producer of a royal bloodline (an incubator).
As far as I understand (please correct me if I’m wrong), an 11 year old girl like Erzsebet was supposed to be playing in the snow. The last thing that should have been on her mind at that age was matrimony. In fact, an 11 year old girl is not even supposed to be thinking of dating! Then again, her wealthy-aristocratic family was ensuring the future of the Bathory bloodline, such “arrangement” was normal in their eyes (a political alliance).
Then at the age of 15 Erzsebet all of the sudden realized that she was no longer in Wallachia playing with her friends,…now she was expected to produce a heir for Mr Ferenc. Once again (correct me if I’m wrong), a traumatized 15 year old girl like Erzsebet was not ready to be a wife. How could anyone expect a 15 year old female like Erzsebet to be a mother? Personally, I don’t think a 15 year old girl should be thinking about marriage, much less of motherhood. But there was Erzsebet! Now she was Countess Nadasdy of Hungary, the wife of a brave warrior that was usually far away fighting the Turks. Basically, what we have here is a person who had her childhood stolen from her.
During the first 10 years of her marriage Erzsebet didn’t have any kids. Why was this? Was it because the Black Hero was too busy in military affairs? No. Subconsciously, Erzsebet resented the fact that her childhood had been taken from her and sacrificed on the “holy altar” of aristocracy. This is probably why she didn’t want to have children. Eventually, after 10 years, she had no choice but to get pregnant.
• In 1585 she had a daughter and named her Anna, just like her mother. This demonstrates that Erzsebet’s character was stronger than Ferenc’s since her firstborn was named after “HER” mother and not after the mother of Ferenc. As the years passed Anna ended up marrying a folk named Miklos Zrinyi. Miklos was the grandson of a Hungarian/Croatian war hero of the same name.
• In 1598 she gave birth to two more daughters: Ursula (named after Ferenc’s mother) and Katalin who was known as “Kata”. Some say her real name was “Katherine”. Katalin ended up getting married to a French noble named Gyorgy Hommonai Drughet (it is said that Katalin didn’t get along with her mother too well).
• In that same year (1598) Ferenc was blessed with a son, they named him Paul. Some say that prior to the birth of Paul Erzsebet gave birth to a daughter and a son that died of some disease (this surely must have wounded her).
Some researchers say that Erzsebet was a protective mother. Yet, as soon as her children grew up a little they were kept away from her. Keep in mind that most of the time her husband was somewhere in a distant place fighting some war,….she liked independence, she was a wild animal that wanted to roar freely.
Ferenc died on January 4th ,1604. Some people say that Erzsebet poisoned him. This probably is untrue. She lived in a patriarchal society and she needed a man, a powerful man to stand by her (no matter how confident she was). Then again, maybe she wanted absolute dominion in order to unleash the Lilith inside of her? We don’t know for sure. She started being referred to as “Countess Bathory” after the death of her husband. She was 100% free to torture and murder whomever she pleased in the cruelest fashion.
Erzsebet had her childhood stolen from her but believe it or not some had it worse. For example, Mithradates Eupator of Pontus married his 13 year old daughter Cleopatra to a 40 year old man; he gave her to Tigranes, king of Armenia (Tigranes would have probably gotten along with the coward known as Commodus). This was not only a crime but a beyond-hideous deed. Cleopatra fell into the jaws of a politician in the holy name of aristocracy. Erzsebet was certainly luckier than this poor little girl.
THE GREAT WOUND
At the age of 11, sometime after the death of her father, Erzsebet was brought to Sarvar. As we already know the Bathorys and the Nadasdys had sealed a pact concerning her.
Some researchers think (or suspect) that she was invisible to Ferenc until they actually wed. If this information is accurate this literally would mean that from the age of 11 until the age of 15 Erzsebet was a “lonely” stranger in a strange land. Not only that, she was under a lot of pressure (and she was not “Countess” yet).
Some say that during this era Erzsebet was impregnated by a peasant boy named Laszlo Bende. It is said that Erzsebet had to come up with some excuse and go to the Leka castle so that no one would know about the pregnancy. There she was accompanied by her mother (her brother Itsvan knew but he supported her), by her loyal Darvulia, and by a midwife named Birgitta.
She supposedly gave birth to a beautiful baby girl that she named Erzsebet. Erzsebet’s mother declared that the innocent child was to vanish from Hungary forever, never ever to be seen by a Bathory or by a Nadasdy. Erzsebet had no choice but to send her firstborn to a dangerous-uncertain future. She probably didn’t want to do this but she was forced in the “holy” name of aristocracy.
It is said that the actual father of this poor baby girl was not Bende but Ferenc’s cousin: Andras Kanisky. If this is true, that means that Andras was not only a traitor to his cousin but a villain who had no intention of marrying the poor 14 year old foreigner. If this information is accurate this would mean that the Erzsebet who was invisible to Ferenc risked everything in the name of love. What did she get in return? Answer: a spit in the face.
There was no boyfriend there when the baby girl was being born in total secrecy, there was no husband that would hold her hand in order to show emotional and psychological support. There she was, hiding in Leka like a criminal,…not only that, she had to get rid of her firstborn in the name of aristocracy. If this indeed took place as I suspect it did, this surely traumatized the 14 year old Erzsebet.
She was abused, she was used, and she was betrayed. She had to get rid of her baby girl…maybe this must have made her despise men, maybe this is one of the reasons why she was attracted to young females? Was Erzsebet torturing young females in order to recover her baby girl somehow? I know this sounds crazy, but maybe I am right.
THE DEATH OF ERZSEBET’S MOTHER
Erzsebet’s mother died more or less around the time she was getting married to Ferenc. At least this is what some researchers think. This means that her mother, one of the instigators of the political alliance between the Bathorys and the Nadasdys, would not be able to attend the long expected wedding (keep in mind that Erzsebet’s father had died a long time ago). Not only that, Erzsebet was probably wounded because she could not go to her mother’s funeral in Transylvania. Even if her mother had told her that she had to get rid of the baby girl back in Leka, she was still her mother, her blood. This unfortunate event must have affected Erzsebet to some extent.
Erzsebet was a very traumatized woman in the same way that Vlad Tepes of Wallachia was a severely disturbed individual. Keep in mind that I’m not in any way trying to justify her atrocities but these are the facts:
• Erzsebet had warrior blood in her veins. She had a wolf inside of her.
• Erzsebet was born into a hostile world where there was a constant threat of Turkish invasion.
• Erzsebet was the product of interbreeding. It is a known fact that she suffered from epilepsy amongst other medical problems.
• Erzsebet was a noble from birth. She had been taught that she was superior to others. After all she went through when she finally became “Countess”, she probably saw peasants in the same way that Hitler saw the gypsies.
• She sacrificed her firstborn in the name of aristocracy; she had no reason to have mercy on peasants. She had paid in blood.
• Everything seems to indicate that around the time she was 14 she was taken advantage of by Ferenc’s cousin.
• Erzsebet had been exposed to violence and sadism since she was a child.
• Some of her relatives underwent very painful deaths.
• Erzsebet was bethrothed at the age of 11 and got married at the age of 15, her childhood was stolen from her in the name of politics.
• Erzsebet’s father passed away when she was only 10.
• Erzsebet was not able to attend her mother’s funeral.
• Erzsebet had been exposed to potions (drugs) that affected her behavior in the long run.
PART III: ERZSEBET’S CRIMES AND HER TEAM
Erzsebet was a transcendental individual, there must be a logical reason why people still remember her today. Yet, the fact of the matter is that she was the most intense female serial killer in history; she was absolutely merciless….it was as if something in her was not human.
“Lion’s prey are the wild asses of the desert; so too the poor are feeding grounds for the rich.”
The blood Countess killed “at least” 650 young females that tried to serve her. Erzsebet didn’t just murder them and their dreams, she destroyed their families forever. It is even possible that she killed more than 650. Most of the girls ranged from 18 to 11 (believe it or not). Erzsebet was an animal, there are no words that can properly describe her malignancy.
• She didn’t just humiliate the girls by forcing them to strip naked, she dehumanized them.
• She sexually assaulted them in different ways. She forced unnatural behavior upon them.
• She tortured them using many different methods, she blasted them completely sometimes even skinning them alive.
• Erzsebet bathed in the blood of many of these unfortunate girls.
• She murdered them and felt absolutely no compassion, nothing.
• She treated the corpses as if they were bags of potatoes.
As I already mentioned, her crimes are beyond words.
(Miami New Times. November 13-19, 2014. Volume 29, Number 34. Article by Art Levine: Broken youth. Pg 15)
Yet, Erzsebet couldn’t run this sick circus alone, she certainly had assistance. She had a loyal team! Here is a list of the individuals that assisted her one way or another. Keep in mind that there were many, many people assisting Erzsebet.
THE TEAM FROM HELL
Iloona Joo was young when she began serving the Countess, no one really knows exactly what age she was when they first met. It is said that the person who introduced her to Erzsebet was a washer named Kata (Katalyn Benieczy). Some researchers think that Iloona was a somewhat muscular woman from Sarvar. Eventually Iloona became one of the main assistants of the Erzsebet, she certainly became part of the inner circle.
Iloona was certainly not innocent. She did the Countess bidding and she did it well, very well:
• She found the way to bring young girls into Erzsebet’s presence. She promised the girls a secure income, a roof over their heads, and food of good quality. It could be even possible that she told the parents of the girls that the Countess could find them a good-prosperous husband (keep in mind that these young-innocent girls lived in a patriarchal society where women didn’t have much rights).
• Iloona did everything in her power so that Erzsebet could cannibalize on those poor souls. Iloona participated in the bizarre rituals: she tortured, mutilated, and murdered some of these girls (most of them).
• Iloona disposed of the bodies of many of these girls. Keep in mind that some of the cadavers were so mangled that they were literally unrecognizable. Iloona got them out of the castle (victims died in different castles though mainly in Csejthe) and buried them in nearby places. Most of the time they were not given a proper burial. Sometimes more than two girls were buried in pits “Holocaust-style”.
• When the family members would ask about the wellbeing of the girls Iloona would come up with some lame excuse; she would say for example that they ran away to some distant land with a lover or, she would tell them that their daughters had died of plague.
Prior to her arrival at Csejthe castle Iloona probably never imagined that she would participate in such hideous activities. Iloona was 100% guilty, she was a devil and a beyond-repulsive criminal. Maybe she did not want to hurt these girls at the beginning but everything seems to indicate that she ended up liking Erzsebet’s circus. It doesn’t matter if Iloona was a traumatized woman like Erzsebet, she was 100 % guilty, more than guilty.
Dorothea was also known as “Dorka” or as “Dorko”. Like Iloona, she was young when she began serving the Countess in the Csejthe castle. Some researchers say that she was muscular like Iloona. Dorka did exactly the same things that Iloona did: she found victims for Erzsebet, brought them to the castle (whichever castle it was), participated in the blood-circus, murdered girls, and got rid of them. Dorka lied to the families just like Iloona and she also “cleaned things up”. Dorka was guilty, beyond guilty; she was a devil like Iloona.
It is said that Dorothea was a black magician and that she encouraged Erzsebet to completely give in to the dark side. Maybe she was just a herbalist, who knows? Either way, she was a sadist like Iloona.
One of Erzsebet’s strongest influences was an Occultist from Sarvar named Anna Darvulia. Darvulia first name was “Anna”, just like Erzsebet’s mother (Darvulia was old). Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Erzsebet found a mother and a confidant in her. Everything seems to indicate that Erzsebet was kind to her and that she trusted her completely.
Some researchers think that Erzsebet and Darvulia met in Transylvania when Orsolya sent Megyery to pick her up. If this information is accurate that means that Darvulia acted as a chaperone and that she had been a very early influence on Erzsebet. Darvulia certainly understood Erzsebet’s inner feelings, it was as if they knew each other from a past life.
It is said that the old woman of Sarvar was a priestess of black magic and that she taught Erzsebet everything she knew. Anna taught Erzsebet “astral body-renewal”, something that surely unleashed the demon in Erzsebet. Through Darvulia Erzsebet learned that she could strengthen her inner beauty with the blood of young victims. Darvulia taught her that in order for the magic to work these females had to be virgins.
Anna Darvulia, the woman that Erzsebet probably trusted the most in her life, she was as guilty as Iloona and Dorothea. In fact, she was worse than those two because Darvulia was the one who instructed her to bathe in the blood of virgins (at least most researchers believe this). Anna Darvulia was a hideous criminal and a sadist, there are no words to describe her behavior. What kind of human being would advise another human being to slay vulnerable virgin females and to bathe in their blood? Only a cold blooded reptilian could do such thing…
• Darvulia encouraged Erzsebet to commit murder.
• Darvulia encouraged unspeakable/un-human sadism in Erzsebet.
• Darvulia brought prey for Erzsebet.
• Darvulia did everything in her power to make sure the Countess would never get caught.
• Darvulia was an old woman, perhaps she was not able to drag the bodies out of the castle in order to dispose of them.
It is said that Darvulia was almost blind around the time of her death. She must have been at least 60 when she passed away. Some say that she was buried in the Csejthe area, in a forest (like the Druids). Some people suspect that Darvulia committed suicide. If she did she certainly deserved such gruesome death. Darvulia was the only person who stayed 110% loyal to Erzsebet till the end, totally loyal.
Erzsebet’s favorite male servant was a deformed elf known as Ficzko. His real name was Ujvari Johanes. Ficzko began serving the Countess when he was a youth. Some people say that in 1594 he was brought to the Csejthe castle against his will by a certain Martin Cheytey. Some say that he was originally from Roznava and that maybe his family saw him as a burden (since he had a physical blemish). Maybe they even sold him for some coins, who knows? There are people who claim he was an orphan, no one really knows the truth 100 %.
When he was brought to the castle of the Nadasdys, Iloona and Dorothea were already there. The dwarf did more or less the same thing Iloona, Dorothea, and Darvulia did: to participate in beyond-bizarre world of Erzsebet.
Personally, I think Ficzko is worse than the other assistants of the Countess because he was a man (even though Bathory didn’t see him as a man but as a bitch). What kind of man could torture and murder a defenseless woman? What kind of man could torment little girls in the cruelest ways imaginable? It doesn’t matter what traumas he underwent in his miserable life,… nothing, absolutely nothing can exculpate Ficzko.
In my eyes Ficzko was not a man. Ficzko was a weak coward that was probably effeminate. He was an accursed creature of the worst kind. Some say that he had no choice but to do the Countess’s bidding….well, if I would have been in his position, meaning if I would have had to choose between torturing those innocent females and between death; I would have chosen death (100 % sure). It is better to be killed than to torture and murder innocent people, especially young females. In fact, it is better to commit suicide than to participate in the grotesque acts that Ficzko participated in (integrity is more important than breathing). It would have been better for him not to be born at all….
The writer Miranda Twiss has some important insights to share as far as Ficzko goes:
“A servant’s escape was intolerable to Elisabeth and the punishment was nearly always death, although the method of execution varied. When a twelve-year-old girl named Pola somehow managed to escape from the castle, she was brought back, clad only in a long white robe. The countess advanced on the young girl and forced her into a large cylindrical cage, too narrow to sit in, yet too small to stand in. Once the girl was inside, the cage was suddenly hauled up by a pulley and dozen of short spikes jutted into the cage. The girl tried to avoid being caught on the spikes, but Ficzko, Elisabeth’s dwarf, maneuvered the ropes so that the cage shifted from side to side. Pola’s flesh was torn to pieces.”
(The most evil men and women in history, by Miranda Twiss. Barnes and Noble books, pg 111-112)
Ficzko was worse than Joseph Mengele.
THE SECOND DARVULIA
“The burial of the living is a Persian practice, as I heard that Xerxes’ wife Amastris, when she reached old age, caused 14 children of PROMINENT men to be buried alive, presenting them in place of herself as a gift to the deity they call the god of the underworld.”
(Herodotus, the Histories. Book 7.114.2)
After the old witch of Sarvar passed away, Erzsebet found herself in need of a new instructor. She found a younger version of Darvulia, her name was Erzsi. Erzsi Majorova. It is said that this woman came from a place called Miawa and that she met the Countess in Csejthe.
Some researchers believe that Erzsebet was impressed by Erzsi because the witch had a scar on her face. She supposedly got that from a bear when she was just a child. The new Darvulia completely changed the game for the mad Countess (she was younger than Darvulia). Erzsi declared that what the Countess really needed was to bathe in the blood of “NOBLE” virgins (daughters of Zsemans). She also recommended that the girls should not be older than 15. It is said that they started torturing and murdering 12 and 10 year old girls,…the Countess completely lost her mind with the depraved Erzsi.
(red candles that resemble blood drops…acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez, detail)
Some researchers believe that the actual blood-baths did not begin until Erzsebet met Erzsi. The victims were completely drained of their blood, the blood would be collected in buckets, and then finally the Countess would bathe in it.
Personally, I cannot understand how a woman like Erzsi could be so cruel and so merciless. How could a person be so empty and so f*cking derranged? I cannot understand that and I guess I never will. As far as I know, Erzsi was worse than all the guys in the S.S put together.
Erzsebet was not the 1st woman to bathe in human blood. Faustina, wife of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, she bathed in the blood of a gladiator she loved.
(portrait of Annia Galeria Faustina [Faustina the younger], daughter of Faustina the elder & Antoninus Pius. She married her cousin Marcus Aurelius. From Hadrian’s villa at Tivoli .ca. 147-148. Rome, Museo Capitolino)
Katherina Beneczky was a washer for the Countess. Some say that the one who brought her to the Csejthe castle was Vargha Balintne, a longtime servant of the Nadasdys. Kata was like a second mother to the son of Vargha (Janos Pirgist).
Kata was not a depraved-malevolent woman like Dorothea, Iloona, Darvulia, or Erzsi. When Kata realized what was happening in the castle she freaked out, she didn’t know what to do. She wanted to run away but she couldn’t, the Countess would have murdered her and her two young daughters. She had no choice but to keep silent and do as she was told.
Kata underwent endless misery washing the blood stains of the poor girls. She had to wash the red stains on the Countess’ dresses, the stains on the floor, and the stains on the walls. I’m sure she ran into pieces of flesh, torn skin, and all kinds of horrors.
Kata was forced to collaborate in a more intimate manner. She had to drag the soulless bodies out of the castle and sometimes she was told to bury them somewhere nearby. Everything seems to indicate that these horrible ordeals exasperated Kata, she lived in a state of panic. Kata must have felt an incredible guilt, the blood stains she was washing reminded her of her two daughters (some say the Countess threatened her personally on one occasion).
It is said that after Bathory was brought to justice Kata left to Wallachia. Kata went insane, she died there.
Iloona, Dorothea, Darvulia, Ficzko, and Erzsi were not the only official members of Erzsebet’s cult. There were many people assisting Erzsebet, both men and women. It is believed that after Erzsebet was finally brought to justice, the authorities chose to content themselves with Iloona, Dorothea, and Ficzko,…they didn’t want any more “noise”.
PART IV: THE UNSPEAKABLE CRIMES
“Then I returned and considered all the oppression that is done under the sun: and look! The tears of the oppressed, but they have no comforter – on the side of their oppressors there is power, but they have no comforter.”
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez, detail)
As I have previously mentioned, it is impossible to summarize the atrocities committed by Erzsebet. Her actions are beyond human rationality. Without a doubt I believe that her first crime was to take advantage of all those vulnerable families that she destroyed.
One of the women who testified against Erzsebet during the 1611 trial was a poor widow named Anna (Anna like Erzsebet’s mother). Her husband, Stefan Gonzy, had died. She was left with her ten year old daughter, she was 100 % vulnerable and pretty much defenseless. The widow trusted Erzsebet with her daughter (wasn’t Erzsebet supposed to be a protector to her people?).
Personally, I don’t think a 10 year old girl should be “working” or much less “serving” under the rule of a tyrannical woman. Yet Anna trusted her Countess with the only treasure she had left in this world: her daughter. As we all know, Erzsebet tortured the poor girl to death and bathed in her blood (in the Csejthe castle). This is very, very serious! Erzsebet was totally evil.
Try to imagine for a second “Anna” finding the strength to speak during the trial. She was broken, crushed, destroyed and with nothing to look forward too except justice. I believe it is impossible to understand what this woman felt at that moment. So sad, so somber,…so bitter!
So yes, the first crime that Erzsebet committed was “DECEPTION”. She lied to all those poor families, she deceived all those girls. She broke their dreams. She murdered them all one way or another.
ERZSEBET THE “PRANA-VAMPYRESS”
Sometime in 1610 Erzsebet was ill. She commanded that all her female servants would undergo an eight day fast, no food and no water whatsoever. Not only that, they had to strip naked plus they were expected to stand for eight consecutive days. Only a maniac could think of such thing…it is said that Dorothea was in charge of this operation.
Think for a second about how crazy that was: all of Bathory’s girls had to stand naked starving to death for eight consecutive days!! Erzsebet was nourishing from their vital energy, from their “prana”. She was not only a blood-sucker, she was a “prana-vampyress” as well (once Erzsebet tied up a girl to a pole and embalmed her with honey so that insects would devour her alive).
“It had stopped snowing and was dreadfully cold, the kind of clod said to spawn wolf stars. The peasants believed that on such cold nights the stars came down from the heavens to mate with wolves. Their offspring terrorized the world on the dark nights of winter.”
(the Blood Countess, by Andrei Codrescu. Siom and Schuster, pg 15)
It is known that sometimes Erzsebet would turn girls into ice statues. Sometimes after having tortured a girl almost to death she would expose her beaten body to the mercy of the elements. The girl would be thrown into the snow in dead-cold winter, two of Erzsebet’s maids would hold her up while someone would pour water on the girl. The poor girl would freeze almost instantly.
Try to imagine for a second what a horrible fate that is,…imagine that you have been tortured for hours, maybe even for days,…and now you were thrown into the snow so that Erzsebet could see you as a “frozen work of art”. It is said that from a window Erzsebet would stare at her sculptures for at least one hour (maybe more?). This is what the creative-protectress of Hungary would do to her beloved ones.
“You’re nothing, an object of animation, a subjective mannequin…beaten into submission, raping again and again”.
(Slayer. Song “Sex, murder, art” from the 1994 album “Divine Intervention”)
Erzsebet certainly mutilated her victims. Sometimes she would cut off ears, noses, lips, and sexual organs using blades. Try to imagine what that was like for the girls: there they were in shackles watching in terror as their Countess was approaching with all those sharp objects. They couldn’t do anything. Erzsebet would pierce them with knives, she would watch as the blood would flow…imagine the pain these poor girls experienced, try to imagine the kind of pain they felt as Erzsebet was sexually mutilating them….it is said that sometimes she would have their mouths sewn with thread or wire. Can you my dear reader imagine if one of those girls was your daughter?
(four Dacian women torture two naked Roman soldiers during Trajan’s invasion. This relief is from the famous column of Trajan, scene XLV)
ERZSEBET AND HANNIBAL LECTER
Sometimes Erzsebet would bite her girls in different parts of their bodies, she would bite them so violently and so hard that she would literally tear off pieces of flesh from their bodies. She was like a mad hyena consumed by a Caligulean lust!!
In some occasions Erzsebet forced her weakened and severely wounded victims to eat pieces of their own bodies. By this I mean for example nipples, a fragmented vagina, a bloody ear, a lip, a ripped piece of skin,…etc.
Try to imagine this beyond grotesque scenario. Imagine one of those poor girls chained in the cold, her body wounded, severely injured,… the wall and the floor soaked in blood. Now on top of that she had to masticate her own flesh, raw pieces of meat…sometimes Erzsebet would force a girl to eat the raw flesh of another girl. Perhaps the flesh of a best friend?
Erzsebet also forced the girls to devour cooked human flesh (some say that she fed human flesh to boys too). If she did this, which she did; this tells me that she also forced them to eat their own feces. There is no question in my mind that Erzsebet committed anthropophagy once in a while. If she bathed in blood and if she drank blood, didn’t she eat their flesh?
On June 1992 a Serb named Dusko Tadic did horrible things to his Bosnian neighbors. Tadic abused, tortured, and murdered many of them in the name of Serbian Nationalism. On June 18, 1992 for example, he forced some Muslim detainee to castrate a fellow Muslim with his teeth (in the “Omarska” detention center). Tadic was a beyond-diabolical sadist like Bathory. The difference is that Tadic was a man serving in the Serbian military plus he was torturing “adult males” that he had managed to overcome.
As far as I know Erzsebet was not butchering soldiers of the Sultan; she was not even killing Turkish female captives. Erzsebet was destroying her own people, the people that she as a Countess was supposed to protect. Not only that, she was blasting defenseless little girls.
Sometimes Erzsebet would force two girls to fight to death in a gladiatorial competition. After having abused the hell out of them, she would make them fight each other with their hands tied up behind their backs. The girls were expected to rip each other apart with their teeth.
Try to imagine that ugly scenario,….two girls that were probably soaked in blood and maybe even missing chunks of flesh,…there they were biting each other hoping to find a freedom that would never come. Maybe the girls had been best friends for life but there they were fighting a death match so that their Countess could be happy…
The parents of these poor girls would have never imagined, not even in their wildest dreams; that their beautiful girls were killing each other in front of the Countess that they trusted. Is there anything sadder than this?
THE ACTUAL BLOODBATHS
As we already Erzsebet bathed in the blood of innocent girls, this is a fact. Whether this began with Darvulia or with Erzsi we do not know for sure but, what we certainly know is that the Hungarian Jezebel bathed in the blood of young females. There is no question about that.
It is said that the blood was collected in buckets. Then it would go into a bathtub that would be heated with fire, Erzsebet would then immerse herself into the blood of her victims. How could she immerse her naked body into that fresh-sticky blood? How could she rejoice in that after having committed murder? There is no rational answer to this of course,…but we surely know that she liked those reddish rituals.
Some say that she would bathe in the blood of one victim for approximately one hour, maybe two or three hours. She typically used the blood of one victim two or three times, after that she would dispose of the blood. One life sacrificed for the joy of a mad woman!
(it is crazy that the name “Bathory” contains the word “bath”: BATH-ORY)
It is said that Erzsebet’s last victim was a Croatian girl named Doricza, she was the daughter of a Szeman named Nilaieva. Doricza underwent a very painful and horrible death.
PART V: THE MIRROR BREAKS
“When the darkness eats away the day and the moon bears witness to the graves,…in the shadows we are alive, in the shadows the light.”
(Mercyful Fate, lyrics to the song “Shadows” from the 1993 album “In the shadows”)
Eventually Bathory’s glory began to fade into a penumbra. People started filing complaints and the Holy Roman Emperor found out about it. The archduke Matthias II decided that the whole thing was a scandal and that order needed to be restored. An investigation began.
This was not good for Erzsebet, Matthias II was obviously not an insignificant guy, he was a very powerful politician and an adversary of hers. Matthias II was also a foe of Gabor Bathory, her nephew (or cousin?) in Transylvania. Matthias owed Erzsebet 17,408 gulden and he did not intend to repay that sum (Ferenc had lent that amount to Rudolf II back in the days). Therefore, this was Matthias’ perfect opportunity. He was ready to dispose of Erzsebet, once this would be accomplished he could even confiscate her estates.
They discovered many mangled bodies and gathered all the evidence they needed to destroy the Countess (approximately 50 bodies). They were shocked when they found severely wounded girls in dungeons…when it was more than obvious that Erzsebet was a psychotic tigress they raided the Csejthe castle and arrested her. It is said that this took place on December 30th, 1610.
It must have been a great surprise to Erzsebet to see her former allies and friends not only judging her but condemning her as well. There was Gyorgy Thurzo, her former ally and confidant. There were Miklos Zrinyi and Gyorgy Homonna Drugeth,…her sons in law, traitors in her eyes. Megyery was there as well. It is said that Thurzo condemned her to “perpetuis carceribus”; he supposedly said the following words:
“You are like a wild animal. You are in the last months of your life, you do not deserve to breathe the air on earth, nor see the light of the Lord, you shall disappear from this world and not reappear in it again. The shadows will envelop you and you will find time to repent your bestial life.”
Incredible,..the all-powerful and wealthy Erzsebet now was being called a “wild animal.”
The trial began on January 2nd, 1611, it was a public event. From March to the beginning of July 34 witnesses testified against the Countess, some of them were nobles. They found Erzsebet’s diary, the very pages that contained the details of her atrocities (names of the girls, etc)…Erzsebet was lost and she knew it.
Matthias wanted to kill Erzsebet but Thurzo intervened, he said to Matthias that it would be unwise to have friction with the Bathorys of Transylvania and Poland (Matthias wanted Erzsebet gone not because he cared about the butchered girls but because of his personal-materialistic agenda).
Bathory’s assistants were all punished severely. Iloona, Dorothea, and Ficzko were tortured and killed. The executioners torn off the fingers of Iloona and Dorothea with red-hot irons, then they were burned alive. Ficzko’s hands were blasted with red-hot pincers as well, he was beheaded. Right after that they drained his body of every single drop of blood. His body was carbonized, they erased him from beneath the heavens.
Some sources say that the inhabitants of Csejthe were ordered to relocate and that the place became a ghost town. Erzsebet was imprisoned in one of the towers of the Csejthe castle, they sealed her there…all apertures and windows were sealed with cement. A small space was left open so that she could be given bread and water every 15 days (some say she was fed regularly). They gave her exactly what she feared:
• To be alone in the dark.
• To be confined in a small space.
Erzsebet lasted almost four years in this condition. There she was in the cold, alone, with lice, surrounded by rats, sweat during the summer,…the smell of urine and feces…
Some pastors went there a few times hoping that she would repent but she never did. She was a “Bathory” and she was determined to go down as a true soldier like Tomyris of the Massagetai (Kings II, 9:31 says that Queen Jezebel did not bow or repent). Since her two daughters and her sons in law betrayed her, Erzsebet left everything to her son Paul.
(here we see Jezebel, the pagan queen of Sidon who refused to bow to YHVH. She died as a martyr ‘Bathory style’. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
On August 21st, 1614 she crossed over to the other side. It is said that she died sitting on a reclining chair covered skins. Death came to her at last…she was free. Free!
The people of Csejthe did not want her buried there. So, she ended up in her native land, in her beautiful Transylvania. Her body was buried in Ecsed.
WHY DO WE REMEMBER BATHORY?
(Erzebet Bathory, ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez [detail])
The fact of the matter is that the Lilith of Hungary, regardless of how malevolent she was, is remembered by many. Not only is she remembered, she is venerated and honored by some. Why is it that Bathory is more appreciated than Mother Theresa? Answer: Because all humans have a dark side, a dark side that sometimes they embrace “secretly”. Why is it that she is venerated through books, films, and music? Why is it that Black-Metal bands like Cradle of Filth honor the “woman of dark desires” with albums like “cruelty and the beast”? Answer: because as I mentioned before, we humans have a dark side and we are scared to admit to it (it is politically incorrect). Humans, whether they admit it or not, honor “blood-spillers” like Xerxes, Alexander the great, Titus Vespasianus, Vlad Tepes, and many others. Most will not admit to this but this is the truth.
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez)
LIST OF CHARACTERS
• Erzsebet Bathory: the woman who needs no introduction.
• Anna Bathory: mother of Erzsebet. She was the daughter of Itsvan Bathory and Katilin Telegdy. She was also the wife of Gyorgy Bathory and she was the sister of Itsvan Bathory, king of Poland.
• Gyorgy Bathory: father of Erzsebet and cousin of Anna Bathory (he was her 3rd husband).
• Klara Bathory: sister of Erzsebet.
• Zsofia Bathory: sister of Erzsebet.
• Itsvan Bathory: brother of Erzsebet.
• Andras Bonaventura Bathory: brother of Gyorgy Bathory. Prince of Transylvania.
• Zsigmond Bathory: Erzsebet’s cousin. He married a Habsburg princess and prince of Transylvania 4 times.
• Itsvan Bathory: brother of Anna (Erzsebet’s mother), king of Poland, ex-prince of Transylvania, and husband of Polish princess named Anna Jagiellonka (Itsvan: 1533-1586?).
• Gabor Bathory: Erzsebet’s nephew (or cousin?), prince of Transylvania.
• Stephen Bathory: Vlad’s commander in chief in 1476, he fought against Bassarad Laiota. Stephen was prince of Transylvania and eventually king of Poland.
• Klara Bathory: Erzsebet’s sexually depraved aunt.
• Griseldis Banffy: Erzsebet’s cousin (died in poverty as a nun).
• Orsolya Kanisky (or Kanizsay): wife of Tamas Nadasdy (Gyorgy?) and mother of Ferenc Nadasdy. She was a widow when she first met Erzsebet.
• Tamas Nadasdy (Gyorgy): father of Ferenc, Palatine of Hungary from 1559-1562.
• Ferenc Nadasdy: the Black Bey: husband of Erzsebet.
• Kata Nadasdy: sister of Ferenc (didn’t seem to get along with Erzsebet).
• Anna Nadasdy: daughter of Ferenc and Erzsebet, she married Miklos Zrinyi of Hungarian/Croatian extraction.
• Katalin Nadasdy (kata): daughter of Ferenc and Erzsebet. She married a French noble named Gyorgy Hommonai Drughet.
• Paul Nadasdy: son of Ferenc and Erzsebet and disciple of Megyery.
• Judith Forgach: Hungarian noble engaged to Paul Nadasdy.
• Rudolf II: Holy Roman Emperor (1576-1612) and king of Hungary (1572-1608).
• Matthias II (brother of Rudolf II): Holy Roman Emperor (1612-1619) and king of Hungary (1608-1619).
• Andras Kanisky (or Kanizsay?): the cousin of Ferenc who probably impregnated Erzsebet when she was not the “official” Countess of Hungary yet.
• Gyorgy Thurzo: Palatine of upper Hungary (1609-1616) and the king’s appointed representative to the Hungarian people (something like a Prime Minister). He married Zsofia Forgach & it is said that he had an affair with Erzsebet after Ferenc’s death.
• Zavodsky: pet of Gyorgy Thurzo.
• Imre Megyery: steward of Sarvar and tutor of Paul, Erzsebet’s son. It is said that Orsolya sent him to Transylvania in order to deliver Erzsebet to her (to Sarvar).
• Moses Czivaky: noble from Vienna who was in touch with Miklos Zrinyi.
• Theodosius Sirmiensis: judge who condemned Erzsebet.
• Suza: servant of Erzsebet who testified against her Countess.
• Anna: widow of Stefan Gonzy, she testified against Erzsebet (her daughter was murdered).
• Dorothea Szentes: also known as “Dorka” or “Dorko”. She was a servant of Erzsebet.
• Iloona Joo: a servant of Erzsebet.
• Ficzko (Ujvari Johanes): a male servant of Erzsebet.
• Katalin Benecka (Kata): a washer of Erzsebet, she was forced to clean up any evidence of Erzsebet’s crimes.
• Vargha Balintne: she was a washer in the Csejthe castle.
• Janus Franktizek Pirgist: a priest, son of Imre Prgist and Vargha Balintne.
• Darvulia: an old herbalist from Sarvar that became the right hand of Erzsebet.
• Erzsi Majorosne (or Majorova): a sadistic witch at the service of Erzsebet. She became the 2nd Darvulia. Certainly a criminal.
• Petra Kolinskaya: victim of Erzsebet (her mouth was ripped open).
• Doricza: a maidservant of Croatian extraction, possibly the daughter of a Szeman.
• Nilaieva: father of Doricza.
• Thorko: male servant of Erzsebet, supossedly a black magician.
• Laszlo Bende: it is rumored that he was a lover of Erzsebet. He was the son of a butcher.
• Iloona Kochista: female lover of Erzsebet.
• Istok Soos (Jezorlavy Istok?): a servant of the Countess, possibly a lover.
• Itsvan Magyary: Nadasdy family pastor.
• Ponikenus (Jan Ponicky): pastor of Csejthe, he arrived there in 1608. He was highly aware of Erzsebet’s crimes.
• Reverend Zacharias: pastor of Lesetice sent to Erzsebet during her imprisonment.
• Gaspar Nagy: pastor of Bicse.
• Bertoni, a pastor in the times of Erzsebet.
• Ella, Dracula (Erzsebet Bathory), by Javier Garcia Sanchez.
• Transylvania and the Rumanians, by Alain Du Nay, Andre Du Nay, Arpad Kosztin.
• The most evil men and women in history, by Miranda Twiss.
• The Histories, by Herodotus.
• The Countess, a novel by Rebecca Johns.
• Mother Nature is trying to kill you (a lively tour through the darkside of the natural world), by Dan Riskin, Ph.D.
• When God was a woman, by Merlin Stone.
• Might is right, by the pseudonymous writer Ragnak Redbeard.
• In search of Dracula (a history of Dracula and vampires completely revised), by Raymond T. Mc Nally and Radu Florescu.
• The Dacian stones speak, by Paul McKendrick.
• Homo Necans (the anthropology of ancient Greek sacrificial ritual and myth), by Walter Burkert.
• King of Pontus (the story of Mithridates Eupator who alone challenged the might of Rome), by Alfred Duggan.
• The Gallic Wars, by Caesar.
• The Roman cult of Mithras (the god and his mysteries), by Manfred Clauss.
• Dracula, Prince of many faces (his life and his times), by Radu R. Florescu and Raymond T. McNally.
• The Histories/The Annals, by Cornelius Tacitus.
• The blood Countess, by Andrei Codrescu.
• The stranger beside me, by Ann Rule.
• The instruments of torture, by Michael Kerrigan.
• The murderer next door (why the mind is designed to kill), by David M. Buss.
• My life among the serial killers (inside the minds of the world’s most notorious murderers), by Helen Morrison, M.D. & Harold Goldberg.
WARNING: you should be 21 years old to watch some of these films. I for example could not watch films like “Salo”, it was too much for me even though I am an adult of course. Salo is an excellent movie but it is way too much for me,…so now you know!
• The devil’s advocate, a 1997 film directed by Taylor Hackford.
• Warrior Queen, a film from 2003 directed by Bill Anderson.
• Lea, directed by Ivan Fila (a 1997 film).
• Mr. Books, a film from 2007 directed by Bruce A. Evans.
• Hellraiser, directed by Clive barker (a 1987 film). Check out part II & III.
• Dracula untold, a movie from 2014 directed by Gary Shore.
• The element of crime (forbrydelsens element), a film from 1984 directed by Lars Von Trier.
• Repo men, a 2010 film directed by Miguel Sapochnik.
• Human trafficking, directed by Christian Duguay (2005 TV series).
• Hostel, a 2005 film directed by Eli Roth.
• Spartacus TV series, by Mr Steven S. DeKnight (2010-2013).
• The silence of the lambs, a 1991 film directed by Jonathan Demme (check out all the “Hannibal stuff”).
• Aparecidos (the appeared), a film by Paco Cabezas (2007).
• Red dragon, directed by Brett Ratner (a 2002 film).
• G.I. JANE, a film from 1997 directed by Ridley Scott.
• La sconosciuta (the unknown woman), a 2008 film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
• Predator, a 1987 film directed by John Mc Tiernan (check out the other Predator movies).
• Taken, a 2009 film directed by Pierre Morel.
• Midnight express, a film directed by Alan Parker (1978).
• Deliver us from evil, directed by Mr Scott Derrickson (a 2014 film).
• The neon demon, a movie from 2016 directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
• The human centipede, a 2009 film directed by Tom Six.
• Salo, an Italian horror film from the 70’s directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
• Red Sonja, directed by Richard Fleischer (a film from 1985).
• American psycho, a film directed by Mary Marron (2000).
• Daybreakers, a film by Michael Spiering (2010).
• The midnight meat train, a film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura (2008).
• The girl with the dragon tattoo, by David Fincher (a 2011 film).
• Dogtooth, a film from 2009 directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
• Pathology, a 2008 film directed by Marc Scholermann.
• The invisible war, a documentary from 2012 directed by Kirby Dick.
• Underworld, a 2003 film by Len Wiseman (check out the other Underworld movies).
• Clockwork orange, a film by Stanley Kubrick (1971).
• A Marine story, a film from 2010 directed by Ned Farr.
• Blade, a 1998 film by Stephen Norrington (released in August 21st in honor of Erzsebet Bathory).
NIZIN’S THANKING LIST
Mr Glen Benton & Deicide, Morbid Angel: Mr David Vincent, Mr Trey Azagthoth & Angela, Pete mi hermano, Mr Eric Rutan, Mr Steve Tucker, & Dieter. Gen & the Genitorturers, Mercyful Fate (they need no introduction), King Diamond (the One & only), ManOwaR, Death, Obituary, Ozzy, Cannibal Corpse, Metal Church, Entombed, Bulldozer, Abysmal, Seven Kingdoms, Caligula, Dismember, Sanctuary, Sodom, Europe, Destruction, Dokken, Angeles del Infierno, Kreator, Scorpions, Dimmu Borgir, Savatage, Judas Priest, Primal Fear, Tierra Santa, Whitesnake, Protector, Gamma Ray, Exodus, Anacrusis, Pantera, Slayer, Suffocation, Henry Rollins, Dream Evil, Overkill, Cyst, Hallow’s Eve, Autopsy, Lost Horizon, Astarte, Guns N Roses, Immolation, Heavenly, Possessed, Bolt Thrower, Alice Cooper, Insatanity, Astral Doors, Coroner, Mr Glenn Danzig, Carcass, Tim Owens, Naglfar, Celtic Frost, Nocturnus, Mayhem, Zyklon, Unleashed, Sadus, Napalm Death, Morgoth, Helloween, Annihilator, Megadeth, Hellwitch, Skid Row, Funeral Nation, Metallica, Sepultura, Demilich, Cryptopsy, Hibernus Mortis, Koroidia, Artillery, Bathory, Marduk, Billy Idol, Dark Funeral, Immortal, Broken Hope, Monstrosity, Motley Crue, Angelcorpse, Terror Organ, Abhomine, Baron Rojo, Dio, Type O Negative, Gwar, Sinister, Vader, Deranged, Candlemass, Heathen, Nasty Savage, Tormentor, Fight, Yngwie Malsmsteen, Iron Maiden, Rhapsody, Dark Angel, Forbidden, Old Funeral, Thrash or Die, Wasp, Diabolic, Nevermore, Dissection, Crimson Glory, Queensryche, Trent Reznor, Layne Staley, Ramstein, Dead can dance,..basically I would like to thank all those artists that throughout the years have given me what they have given me.
Nizin would also like to thank Drawing Blood Magazine, Mi World (my dear Occult shop in Hialeah), the two Cuban Art Institutes I attended (Olga Alonso Glez in Sta Clara & Oscar Fdez Morera Art Inst in Trinidad/Sti Spiritus), Mr Fernando Alessandri of Noni Exhibition Center, Viernes Culturales in Calle Ocho, Mr Gustav Dore, Mr H.R Giger, Mr Dan Seagrave, Mr William Blake, Mr Salvador Dali, Mr Vincent Van Gogh, Mr Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Mr Michael Whelan, Coast to Coast Am, the Hialeah John F. Kennedy Library, & the Miami Dade Public Library System. Thanks to all those who were there for me at some point in one way or another.
(Mr Nizin Lopez’s blood type: AB +)
Thank you for your time.