Is Sleeping Beauty Aurora or Rose?
While Tchaikovsky referred to his princess as “Aurora”, the Brothers Grimm had named her “Little Briar Rose”; this ultimately inspired Disney to use both names in the film, the latter of which serves as the character’s alias while she is hiding from Maleficent.
How did Sleeping Beauty get pregnant?
Italian writer Giambattista Basile’s original version of Sleeping Beauty, written in the 17th Century, has the comatose princess being repeatedly raped by the king who comes across her and then giving birth to his children, all while still asleep.
Why was Sleeping Beauty cursed?
But an evil sorceress named Maleficent shows up, and because of a rude remark by Merryweather, she places a curse on the princess – that she will die before sunset on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel’s spindle.