Many popular fairy tales have dark and gruesome origins that have been sanitized over time for children.

The original version of Little Red Riding Hood included the wolf killing and eating both the little girl and her grandmother.

Cinderella's stepsisters mutilated their feet to try to fit into the glass slipper, and birds pecked out their eyes in the end.

The Little Mermaid had her tongue cut out by the sea witch in exchange for legs, and she turned to foam in the end.

 In Snow White, the queen was forced to dance in red-hot iron shoes until she died at the wedding of Snow White and the prince.

Rapunzel's prince was blinded by thorns and wandered in the wilderness for years before reuniting with her.

Hansel and Gretel were abandoned in the woods and captured by a cannibalistic witch who tried to cook and eat them.

The original version of Sleeping Beauty had the prince rape the sleeping princess, who then gave birth to two children while unconscious.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin led away the town's children with his magical flute in retribution for not being paid for his services.

Beauty and the Beast featured a cruel and vain prince who was cursed to live as a beast until he learned to love and be loved in return.