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"In Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine (c. 1587), the merciless, power-hungry tyrant of the play's title — who arrogates to himself the appellation "the Scourge of God" — demonstrates vicious, bloodthirsty traits that we would well identify with a psychopathic personality."--Sholem Stein

"Historian Peter Gay, begins with an eyewitness account by English humorist Jerome K. Jerome [in Three Men on the Bummel ], who witnessed a Mensur in Germany around 1990. A Mensur was a kind of fencing practised by German students, which could get quite bloody."--Blood Rush (2016) by Jan Verplaetse

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Bloodlust or bloodthirstiness refers to a desire to see blood being shed; although it is a portmanteau of blood and either lust or thirst, it usually refers to a desire to see blood being shed in combat (which the heroic bloodshed genre in popular culture follows, with modern examples such as Purgatori, Bloodrayne, and films directed by Quentin Tarantino.)

It can also refer to a literal lust or desire, for either the sight or drinking of blood, such as blood fetish associated with sexual activity, or for drinking blood in vampire-like behaviour similar to vampire myths.

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