Fairytales in their original form tend to be gruesome, and Bluebeard – the inspiration for the upcoming August round of Enchantment – is more gruesome than most.
A young woman marries an infamous local aristocrat, possessed of and named for his blue beard. Soon after the marriage, Bluebeard tells his wife (unnamed in the story) that he must travel for business, and will be gone some weeks. He hands her to keys to every room in his castle, telling her she may access all the rooms except one, on pain of his anger and punishment.
Inevitably, the young wife breaks … Read more at the source.