We all know that Disney tends to soften those folk tales that they turn into movies, giving them happy endings, removing the less PG elements. However, there are some stories out there that are just a little too outrageous for even the House of Mouse, and there are quite of few of them that involve maidens.
Which is where Rejected Princesses comes in. Jason Porath has started chronicling these more intriguing tales on his website. Each post has an animation-style image of the princess in question, followed by a detailed breakdown of their story. Take Pasiphaë above. She developed thing for bulls after her husband pissed off Poseidon and subsequently had the court inventor build her a hollowed-out cow suit so she could... you know. Needless to say, she's the mother of the minotaur.
Below are some more Rejected Princesses, but head on over to the site if you want to get the full story on each of these deliciously non-PG ladies. It's updated every Wednesday for your weekly dose of WTF.