- a fairy-tale character whose seventh wife found the bodies of her predecessors in a room she had been forbidden to enter.
- any man alleged to have murdered a number of his wives or other women.
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Her next book, a horror novel based on the Bluebeard legend, promises to do likewise.Food Fetishes
July 24, 2009
Historical Examples of bluebeard
The story of Bluebeard is probably based on the successive crimes of a sadic.The Sexual Question
Leaving her with a pad upon which he had scribbled "Patience, Fatima, wife of Bluebeard!"Melomaniacs
People will talk, you know, and it did look as though he were a sort of Bluebeard.Is He Popenjoy?
You talk as though it were a kind of Bluebeard's Chamber of Horrors.The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World
He had been about the house since daybreak, and insisted on seeing Mrs. Bluebeard.Stories of Comedy
- a villain in European folk tales who marries several wives and murders them in turn. In many versions the seventh and last wife escapes the fate of the others
- a man who has had several wives
A fairy tale character from the Charles Perrault collection. The character is a monstrous villain who marries seven women in turn and warns them not to look behind a certain door of his castle. Inside the room are the corpses of his former wives. Bluebeard kills six wives for their disobedience before one passes his test.