Sleeping Beauty (Classic Version)
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, King Stefan and his Queen joyfully welcomed their first child, whom they named Aurora. To celebrate, they organized a grand christening, inviting all who resided in their kingdom, including the seven fairies of the kingdom, each of whom had a unique magical gift.
Each fairy bestowed a unique gift on the baby – beauty, grace, musical talent, and more. Unfortunately, they had overlooked one fairy, Maleficent, who was deeply insulted for not being invited. In her rage, she appeared at the christening uninvited and cast a curse on the infant princess, declaring that on her 16th birthday, she would prick her finger on a spindle and die.
However, the last fairy, who had not yet given her gift, used it to alter Maleficent’s curse. She couldn’t completely remove the curse, but she could soften it; instead of dying, Aurora would fall into a deep sleep, only to be awakened by true love’s kiss.
Fearing for their daughter’s life, the King ordered all spinning wheels to be burned. Aurora was kept safe and hidden away in a cottage in the woods, reared by the three good fairies who changed themselves into peasant women.
Years passed, and Aurora grew into a beautiful and kind young woman. On her 16th birthday, while her guardian fairies were preparing a surprise, she wandered off into the castle and chanced upon a rustic old room where an old woman, Maleficent in disguise, was spinning.
Overcome with curiosity, as she had never seen a spindle before, Aurora touched it and pricked her finger, falling instantly into a deep sleep. Maleficent, pleased with her successful plan, disappeared.
The good fairies found Aurora and placed her gently on a bed. Using their magic, they put the whole kingdom to sleep, ensuring they wouldn’t have to go on without their beloved princess.
In another kingdom, a prince named Phillip heard about the sleeping princess and was drawn to her story. He journeyed to Princess Aurora’s castle, fought off Maleficent who transformed herself into a dragon, and bravely made his way to Aurora’s chamber.
Seeing her laying there, peaceful and enchantingly beautiful, he leaned over and kissed her. Instantly, the curse broke, and Aurora awoke, her eyes fluttering open to meet those of her savior. With Aurora’s awakening, the entire kingdom woke up as well.
Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora soon married, uniting their kingdoms and living a long, joyous life, truly embodying the phrase “happily ever after”.