Another post about unfortunate wives. This time though it wasn’t a resourceful final wife who stopped the evil in its tracks by concealing an armed labourer in her bedroom like the post from the other day.
The wife in this Bluebeardian tale wasn’t anywhere near as resilient, and upon finding her new husband, Kulaxides, was a bad guy immediately became insane. I suppose some women just can’t deal with the slightest thing going wrong on their big day. 😉
The nasty Kulaxides had managed to make his way through seven wives before that point, six having disappeared, and the body of the seventh being found in a ravine.
I doubt that number eight would have lasted too long, what with her being a rich widow who had recently made over all her property to him…..
Again, I have to ask, what on earth did these men have about them that kept them in constant wives!? Perhaps the promise of travelling abroad in this case? Lucky for the rich widow a detective noticed that each time Kulaxides travelled with a new wife she never came home.
I always loved the Bluebeard fairytale when I was young, but he didn’t bother taking his wives on a nice trip before getting rid of them!