August 11 - 13, 2017 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of New Orleans

Workshops

The Blood Countess

Featuring Judika Illes

Saturday, August 12

5:00 pm

Saint Joseph Salon [map]

Full Schedule

Mention the 'Blood Countess' and everyone knows exactly who you mean.

Countess Erzsebet Bàthory (her first name translates as Elizabeth in English) is commonly vilified as the most prolific female serial killer in history. Was she? Many also believe her to be either a vampire, werewolf, or witch. Join author Judika Illes as we explore the history of this controversial and notorious woman. Judika’s grandmother was born in the shadow of Cachtice Castle, home of Countess Bàthory and the alleged scene of many of her crimes. In this class, we will discuss actual spells used by the Countess, as well as the magical traditions from which they derive. Learn to cast spells like the Blood Countess.

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