Magic Mirrors

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss the magick of mirrors.   Mirrors have always had magical connotations from Snow White’s Evil Queen gazing into her mirror asking “Who is the Fairest One of All?” to the Lady of Shalott whose mirror “Crack’d side to side” after she became enamored by Lancelot.   The…

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Briar Rose, She Who is the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to focus on various interpretations of Sleeping Beauty as a character and archetype.    Whether we call her Briar Rose, Aurora, or simply The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, she is an integral figure in fairytale and folkloric history.    As Sleeping Beauty is my absolute…

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Clara, Nutcracker Heroine

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the heroine of one of the most classic Winter fairytales.    Clara is the main character of The Nutcracker, but in particular, I want to look at her as she is portrayed in the Disney re-imagining The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. I actually…

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Living Dead Dolls: Scary Tales, Snow White Review

For today’s post, I have decided to do something a little bit different.    I want to do a review of Living Dead Dolls: Snow White.   She is part of their Scary Tales collection of dolls and I received her as a Yuletide gift from my amazing husband Andrew!   This was an ideal…

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The Nutcracker, An Iconic Holiday Ballet

Welcome to the final day of Winter Faerytale Week here at White Rose of Avalon.    For this post, I have decided to discuss the classic holiday fairytale The Nutcracker and in particular, the iconic ballet based upon it! So most of us are familiar with the music of The Nutcracker, as it just sounds…

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The Frost King; or The Power of Love by Louisa May Alcott

For day six of Winter Faerytale Week, I have decided to focus on a tale by Louisa May Alcott.    The Frost King; or The Power of Love is one of the Wintery fairytales written by the author best known for her iconic novel Little Women. This is the story of a faery named Violet…

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Red Riding Hood, Allegory for the Phases of Womanhood

For day five of Winter Faerytale Week, I have chosen the topic of the tale Red Riding Hood.   This tale has a very Wintery feeling for me, as the young girl is taking a care package to her grandmother during a bleak time.   She is walking alone in the forest, after having been…

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Snow White, Child of Winter and Bringer of Spring

Welcome to day three of Winter Faerytale Week! For this post, I have decided to discuss the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves with a focus on the deeper meaning of Snow White as a character.    I thought that this would serve as a good companion piece to yesterday’s post on the…

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Snow White’s Wicked Queen

Welcome to day two of Winter Faerytale Week here on White Rose of Avalon.   Today also happens to be this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, so I have chosen a classic Winter Faerytale villain as my topic.   The Wicked Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is amongst the vilest of fairytale characters.…

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The Snow Queen and Frozen in Comparison

Welcome to day one of Winter Faerytale Week here at White Rose of Avalon.   For this first post, I have chosen the topic of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen.   In particular, I will be comparing and contrasting it with the Disney film based on it, Frozen. The story of the original fairytale…

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