fä'tE-mä
606?-632?

Fatima was the daughter of Muhammad by his first wife, Khadija. She bore Hasan and Husayn with husband Ali and is a central figure of the faith of Islam. The Fatimids are considered to be descended from her.


(Also) The seventh and final wife of Bluebeard, since considered symbolic of feminine curiosity. Bluebeard left Fatima alone in their castle while he went hunting, he bade her not to enter the castle tower. Fatima, in classic Eve fashion immediately unlocks the tower and climbs the steps to the uppermost chamber--only to find Bluebeard's first six wives. Murdered.


(Also) fä'ti-mu
A village in central Portugal, North of Lisbon-home to a Roman Catholic shrine.

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