7 Famous Torture Devices, Real and Mythical


A stretching device that caused agonizing pain by pulling the victim's limbs in opposite directions.

Iron Maiden

A legendary spiked sarcophagus associated with torture and gruesome death.

Judas Cradle

A pyramid-shaped seat where victims were slowly impaled, inflicting excruciating pain.

Brazen Bull

A hollow bronze bull in which victims were locked and roasted alive by a fire beneath.

Pear of Anguish

A metal instrument inserted into orifices and expanded to cause extreme pain and injury.

Breaking Wheel

A large wooden wheel where victims were tied and struck, resulting in bone fractures and a slow death.

Brazen Serpent

A mythical device described as a heated metal serpent used to burn and scorch victims, causing unbearable suffering.

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