Sleeping Beauty - brief content of the fairy tale
The birth, the feast and the twelve golden plates
A child, a princess, was born to the proud king and the happy queen. They wanted to give a feast to which twelve fairies were invited, who were to bless the child with good gifts. They were to sit at the table at twelve golden plates. However, there was a thirteenth fairy. There was no plate for her and she was not invited to the feast.
Blessing and curse
The feast took its course and eleven of the fairies had already bestowed their blessings on the girl. But then the thirteenth fairy burst in unexpectedly and pronounced a curse on the girl. She would prick herself on a spindle on her 16th birthday and die.
Fortunately, the twelfth fairy had not yet pronounced her blessing. So it was possible for her to soften and transform the death curse: Beauty would not die, but only fall into a deep sleep for 100 years.
Sleep and the thorn hedge
This is how it happened. The king had had all the spindles in the country burnt, but one was still hidden in the tower room of the castle. The princess pricked herself on this spindle on her 16th birthday. A drop of blood flowed and immediately she fell into a deep sleep and with her the whole castle. An impenetrable hedge of thorns grew up around it, in which all princes who wanted to get through to the princess got stuck.
The Prince and the Wedding
Only after the 100 years had passed did a prince manage to gain access to the castle and the princess. The thorns turned into a hedge of flowers.
Enraptured by the beauty of the sleeping woman, he kissed her. Then she awoke and soon the wedding was celebrated.