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Snow White - abridged version of the fairy tale

Fairy tales and myths as shadow theatre (Snow White)

By on 12 June 2020

The mirror in Snow White


Madam Queen, you are the most beautiful here,
But Snow White over the seven mountains
By the seven dwarfs
Is a thousand times more beautiful than you.

(Thus spoke the mirror to the narcissistic queen.)

Snow White 

Short version of the fairy tale

(7) White - Red - Black and the Birth of a Child (The Goal: Wholeness)

Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a queen was sitting at a window sewing. She pricked her finger with a needle and three drops of blood fell into the snow on the black ebony window frame. Then she thought: I wish for a child as white as snow, as red as blood and as black as the wood. Soon she had a little daughter who was as white as snow, as red as blood and as black-haired as ebony, and was therefore called Snow White. And when the child was born, the queen died.

Interpretation and retelling, Seven Mountains: Wholeness (White, Red, Black) and the Good Queen

(1) Awareness: Good Queen or Evil Queen? - The Jealous Stepmother

The king married a wicked, proud woman.
One day, when the girl was growing up, she stood in front of her mirror and learned that Snow White was a thousand times more beautiful than she was. She turned yellow and green with envy and began to hate the girl. Envy and pride grew like weeds in her heart, so that she had no peace day and night.

The First Mountain, Awareness: The Evil Queen and Stepmother

(2) The Hunter (Initiation)

Then she called a hunter and said, "Take the child out into the forest, kill it and bring me its lungs and liver as proof."
The hunter went into the forest with the girl. But he took pity on him and let him go. Instead, he brought the queen the heart and lungs of a young boar.

The second mountain, Initiation: The Hunter

(3) The Forest, the Little House and the Seven Dwarfs (Desert)

The poor child ran full of fear through the large forest. It came to a little house. Inside, everything was dainty and clean. On the table were seven place settings with prepared food. Snow White was hungry and thirsty. She ate something from the plates, then looked for a bed. The seventh, the largest, just fitted. She lay down in it, commanded herself to God and fell asleep.

The third mountain, "Desert The terrors of the forest (desert)

(4) With the dwarves; the corset and the comb (service or power?)

Seven dwarfs, who had been digging and chopping ore in the mountains, came home from their work in the evening. They discovered Snow White, let her sleep and asked her the next morning: "Will you look after our household, cook, make our beds, wash, sew and knit, and will you keep everything neat and clean? Then you can stay with us, and you shall want for nothing." Snow White said yes.

The wicked stepmother witch, disguised as an old woman, sought out Snow White in the little house in the forest. She intended to kill her. One time she tied Snow White's corset so tightly that she fainted. In the evening, the dwarves found her and were able to wake her up again. The next time she combed Snow White's hair with a poisoned comb. Again, the unconscious Snow White was found by the dwarfs and shaken awake.

The fourth mountain, "Service": At the Seven Dwarfs

(5) The Poisoned Apple (Trial by Fire, Dying)

Again the wicked queen went to the little house in the forest disguised as an old woman. This time she brought Snow White a poisoned apple. After Snow White had eaten a bite of it, she fell to the ground as if dead. This time the dwarfs could not wake her up again.

The dwarfs put Snow White in a transparent coffin so that they could always look at the beauty and wrote her royal name on it in golden letters. Then they placed the coffin on the high mountain next to the cottage and always guarded it. The animals also came and mourned Snow White, first an owl, then a raven and finally a little dove.

The fifth mountain (fire spore): The Poisoned Apple

(6) The Glass Coffin and the Prince (Resurrection)

One day a prince came to the dwarf's house to spend the night. He saw the beauty in the coffin on the mountain and his love burned. He asked the dwarves to give her to him and promised to love her always. The dwarves took pity on him and agreed.

As the prince was carrying the glass box away with his servant, he stumbled. The shock caused the poisonous apple piece to come out of the princess' throat and she woke up.

The Sixth Mountain, Resurrection: The Prince and the Happy End

(7) The happy end - the wedding (wholeness and a new beginning)

Now a splendid wedding was arranged. The evil queen had to dance in red-hot shoes until she dropped dead.

The seventh mountain: Ascent to the Spirit: The Three Colours White, Red, Black
Wholeness and Eternal Life:

And if they all lived happily ever after.

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