Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bloody Mary

Some people that I have talked to on the subject think that Resurrection Mary and Bloody Mary are the same person. They are not. I am here to tell you the story of Mary Worth, so that you can compare it to yesterday’s blog and see that there is a difference. But I don’t mind, both are very interesting stories. The first difference is that Bloody a drink... :)

Bloody Mary Recipe

Nothing is better in the morning (as a brunch cocktail or hangover cure) or on a cold day than the spicy tomato flavor of a Bloody Mary. You can make it as spicy or mild as you want, using either more or less hot sauce, or (better yet) add the spice of tequila by making a Bloody Maria. Bloody Marys are often garnished with a celery stalk, but many will either use a pickle spear or both. For a non-alcoholic version try a Virgin Mary and you can also make a pitcher-sized batch by using a Bloody Mary mix like this one.

•3 oz tomato juice or I prefer V8, especially a spicy one
•1 1/2 oz vodka
•1 dash of Worcestershire sauce or I prefer Louisiana Hot Sauce
•celery salt
•celery stalk for garnish
•lime wedge for garnish

1. Build the liquid ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes.
2. Mix well.
3. Add the seasonings to taste.
4. Squeeze lime, drop in and Garnish with celery stalk.

Read below and then prepare the drink from above, rather quickly, to calm your nerves.

The other Bloody Mary~ The Scary One.

Historically, the ritual encouraged young women to walk up a flight of stairs backwards while holding a candle and a hand mirror, in a darkened house. As they gazed into the mirror, they were supposed to be able to catch a view of their future husband's face. There was, however, a chance that they would see a skull (or the face of the Grim Reaper) instead, indicating that they were destined to die before they married.

In the present day, the summoning ritual requires that the lead participant must not look directly for Bloody Mary, but at their own image in the mirror. Variations of the incantation ritual involves: the number of times Bloody Mary's name is called; spinning (or not) after every repetition of the name; and the adding of the phrase "I've got your baby." The modern ritual addition of taunting Bloody Mary regarding her baby indicates the legendary figure's tenuous connection to Queen Mary I, also known as "Bloody Mary", whose life was marked by a number of miscarriages or false pregnancies

Bloody Mary allegedly appears as a corpse, a witch or a ghost; sometimes covered in blood. The lore surrounding the ritual (if she is summoned properly) states that participants may endure the apparition screaming at them, cursing them, strangling them, stealing their body or soul, or drinking their blood.

Troxler's fading and self hypnosis have been posited as explanations for the Bloody Mary phenomena.

In popular culture
The legend of Bloody Mary has served as inspiration for a number of movies and television shows dealing with the supernatural.

Description according to the TV Show Supernatural
In suburban Nebraska, a group of partying high school teens jokingly dare their friend Charlie (guest star Marnette Patterson) to look into the mirror and repeat 'Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary," not knowing this will unleash a series of mysterious murders. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) realize that Bloody Mary has the power to travel through all reflective surfaces when she is hunting a victim. Worried that teens are accidentally summoning Bloody Mary, Sam and Dean race to destroy the violent spirit before she can kill again.  add in website.

Full Synopsis
Toledo, Ohio: House: Focusing in on a girl party, three young girls are having a slumber party and playing "Truth or Dare". One girls asks another girl, Lilly, an embarassing "would you want to make out with..." question. Lilly doesn't answer it and is forced to do a dare. The dare was to say "Bloody Mary" 3 times in the bathroom, which Lilly does and is scared when her 2 friends shake the door in order to scare her. Then Lilly's dad, Steven Shoemaker, asks them to quiet down, then he goes into the bathroom, looks in a mirror and his eyes start to bleed. An older sister walks in "past curfew" and goes upstairs and sees her father on the floor, dead. Read More


I was at a party once and we played the Bloody Mary game. I went into the bathroom, turned off the light and said bloody Mary, three times...suddenly there was this face behind my shoulder and I could see it in the pitch black. Everyone else that went in the bathroom ran out screaming, with the same claims. Was it real? Or were our minds playing tricks on us? They say that groups of people drinking can invoke group paranoia. Did the owners of the apartment have something rigged up in the bathroom?  I will never know, because I won’t be doing that again.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Six Sentence Sunday.

 Have an awesome Saturday!
Cheers and Hugs,

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