There once was a Queen who lived in the castle on the hill.
She was the most beautiful queen the country had ever seen. Long black hair framed her face and her white skin highlighted her aristocratic lineage, which went back a long way.
But at the very mention of their Queen, people trembled in fear.
This would certainly have been another story of kings and queens and their disputes at the court if Barbara hadn't been regarded as a witch, a heretic, an alchemist, a murderer, a torturer and lastly as a vampire..
Episode written, edited and hosted by Karmen
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-Alkemijski pokusi kraljice Barbare Celjske, SNJEŽANA PAUŠEK-BAŽDAR, Antropološki centar HAZU, 2016, Zagreb
- In Search of the Lesbian Vampire: Barbara von Cilli, Le Fanu's "Carmilla" and the Dragon Order, Raymond T. McNall, 2001
- PP Medvednica / NP Plitvička jezera
- Many thanks to my dear friend Gabrijela on sending her private notes about Black Queen.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mythoslavic)