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Lady Carmilla Sanguina

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Etymology

Carmilla is an alias used by Mircalla, Countess Karnstein, the vampire in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Gothic novella Carmilla.

Sanguina = Latin, sanguineus "of blood," also "bloody, bloodthirsty."

Notes

196 years is a long time to live - even for witches and wizards. Vampires are generally understood to be functionally immortal, so it might be inferred that Lady Carmilla Sanguina's time as a vampire counts as part of her life and that her death occurs when her vampire self is destroyed. -BB

Likely inspired by Elizabeth Bathory (AKA "The Blood Countess"), a sadistic noblewoman and serial killer of young women who allegedly bathed in the blood of her victims in order to remain young (source: Wikipedia). -BB

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