7 Villains - [5/7] Evil Queen from “Snow White”
“After a year had gone by the King took another wife, a beautiful woman, but proud and overbearing, and she could not bear to be surpassed in beauty by any one. She had a magic looking-glass, and she used to stand before it, and look in it, and say, “Looking-glass upon the wall, Who is fairest of us all?” And the looking-glass would answer, “You are fairest of them all.” And she was contented, for she knew that the looking-glass spoke the truth.”
"By fairest blood it was done and only by fairest blood is it undone…You can’t have my heart.”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs concept art by Gustaf Tenggren.
“Once upon a time in midwinter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony wood. As she sewed she looked up at the snow and pricked her finger with her needle. Three drops of blood fell into the snow. The red on the white looked so beautiful that she thought to herself, “If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this frame.”
once upon a time, in deep winter, a queen was admiring the falling snow when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold. reaching for it, she pricked her finger, and three drops of blood fell. and because the red seemed so alive against the white, she thought, “if only i had a child as white as snow, lips red as blood, hair black as a raven’s wings, and all with the strength of that rose.”
Snow White: A Tale of Terror | 1997
♔ ”Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”
art by ねこ助
Lips red as blood, skin as the most precious ivory and porcelain, hair as black as silken night, she is always beautiful, no one can ever deny her that. That touch of powerlust that lies in her eyes, her touch a devasting sin, ensnarling nevertheless. Her face splits trough about a million shifts from obsessive to loving to psychotic to terrified to resolved to ice cold. Armies and kingdoms part when she bats her eyelashes, men and women falling on their knees, desiring the untouchable, the ravishing bloom. She is a treat for every warrior and every child, for every king and every queen, she is savage and vicious and vital and you’ll adore her for it. She is toxic, bathes rotten apples in her poisonous blood to gift them to her worshippers who devour them blindly, slowly killing but still keeping you alive, wanting more of her neverending reign over the enigmatic forest, the obscure temple of her noxious cathedral, gladling tossing themselves in agony just to get one imperious glance in her omniscient eyes.
'Snowdrop & other tales' by the Brothers Grimm; illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Published 1920 by E.P. Dutton & Company, New York.
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"I’d rather die today than live another day of this death! Who will ride with me? Who will be my brother?"
FAIRY TALES MEME » SNOW WHITE by The Brothers Grimm
ONCE UPON A TIME, there lived a lovely princess with fair skin and blue eyes. She was so fair that she was named Snow White. Her mother died when Snow White was a baby and her father married again. This queen was very pretty but she was also very cruel. The wicked stepmother wanted to be the most beautiful lady in the kingdom and she would often ask her magic mirror, “Mirror! Mirror on the wall! Who is the fairest of them all?” And the magic mirror would say, “You are, Your Majesty!” But one day, the mirror replied, “Snow White is the fairest of them all!” The wicked queen was very angry and jealous of Snow White. She ordered her huntsman to take Snow White to the forest and kill her. “I want you to bring back her heart,” she ordered. But when the huntsman reached the forest with Snow White, he took pity on her and set her free. He killed a deer and took its heart to the wicked queen and told her that he had killed Snow White. Snow White wandered in the forest all night, crying. (Full Summary Here)
Snow White and The Huntsman (2012)