10 Facts About Sleeping Beauty


Aarne-Thompson classification system for folktales classifies "Sleeping Beauty" as being a 410 tale type, meaning it includes a princess who is forced into an enchanted sleep and is later awakened reversing the magic placed upon her.

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Sleeping Beauty's realizes from the ring Troylus left her that he was the father, and Troylus later returns to marry her.

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Sleeping Beauty goes back to the palace to find her awake and a mother to his twins.

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Sleeping Beauty informs her of who he is, what has happened, and they end up bonding.

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Sleeping Beauty's wants to feed the king his children; instead, the cook takes the twins to his wife and hides them.

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Sleeping Beauty's attendants tell him differing stories regarding the castle until an old man recounts his father's words: within the castle lies a beautiful princess who is doomed to sleep for a hundred years until a king's son comes and awakens her.

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Sleeping Beauty passes the sleeping castle folk and comes across the chamber where the Princess lies asleep on the bed.

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Sleeping Beauty's version is the only known German variant of the tale, and Perrault's influence is almost certain.

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Sleeping Beauty's has no name in Perrault's story but her daughter is called "Aurore".

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Sleeping Beauty's version came from Calabria, but he noted that all Italian versions closely followed Basile's.

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