9 real Stories behind the myths of the Disney princesses

The lineup of Disney princesses currently includes 12 characters who are royalty by birth, by marriage, or are considered “princesses” due to their heroism. Some of these beloved characters have their origin in legends, fairy tales, or even in real life, which is often more exciting or darker than what you see in movies.

Great.guru invites you to take a trip with us and discover the stories and tales behind these 9 Disney princesses. At the end, you’ll discover what the princess is based on a real person.

1. The witch expels Repunzel and cause blindness to the prince.

The story of Rapunzel is based on a fairy tale by the brothers Grimm. In the version original, when the witch discovers that Rapunzel knows the prince, this cuts the hair from Rapunzel and hang out. When the prince confronts her, he jumps through the window and lands on the thorns causing blindness. Finally found Rapunzel and this cure him of the blindness with her tears.

It is interesting to note that, in the first version of the tale, Rapunzel is the one that talks innocently to the prince when he confesses to the witch that her clothes are becoming very tight in the waist (indicating that she was pregnant).

2. The little mermaid dies of heartbreak.

The character of Ariel, the little mermaid, is based on the figure of the classic Hans Christian Andersen, the story of the little mermaid. In this story, the little mermaid saves the prince from drowning and falls in love with this, after which it changes its beautiful tail by the human appearance. But all this has a price, every step that she gives him to cause intense pain.

The prince marries another girl who he thinks is the girl who saved him, and the little mermaid dives into the sea and transformed into sea foam.

3. Maui is a teen thin, and Moana does not exist.

Moana is a character wholly fictitious. The original idea of the author was to make a film about Maui, but after your visit to the Polynesian, the production team and the author were inspired by the strong women and beautiful that there is in these islands (as shown in the photo on the right). Learned a lot about navigation, and thus was born the character of Moana. The film is full of references that tell of the myths of the polynesian culture, which makes allusion to the belief that the islands were created by the demigod Maui. In the myths, in contrast with the film, Maui appears as a thin man who is reaching the age of majority with a top knot in the hair.

4. In the version of the legend, Mulan commits suicide.

The story of Mulan originated from the ballad of Mulan who is talking about a warrior that goes to war and after 10 years of struggle, he refused all military honors and returned to his home where his family receives it happy of his return. However, in one version of the legend, Mulan returns home to find that his father had died, and his family had been torn to shreds. She feeling alone and miserable, suicidal.

5. The evil queen in Snow White and the seven dwarves suffer a severe punishment.

In this fairy tale from the brothers Grimm, the evil queen arrives at the wedding of Snow White and prince Charming. Once there is forced to wear shoes of hot iron and dance until she dies.

6. The character of “Elsa” in the Andersen fairy tale is a villain, cold and inhuman.

The queen in Frozen, the kingdom of ice is based on the character of the snow queen taken from the fairy tale ofs written by Hans Christian Andersen. She is the queen of Snowflakes and lives in a palace frozen, kidnaps a little boy and casts a spell with a kiss. Gerda, the friend of the child, saves him from the castle of the queen years later.

7. A true Beauty and beast existed in medieval France.

The story of beauty and the beast was written by Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve and published in 1740. It is believed that he was inspired by a couple real, Peter and Catherine Gonsalvus. Peter was suffering from a rare genetic condition due to which his body was completely covered with hair thick. It is assumed that Catherine had not seen the groom until the day of the wedding.

Despite the fact that the husband is not transformed into a beautiful prince, the couple ended up having 7 children.

8. The sleeping beauty gave birth while he was sleeping.

In this literary text French, Perceforest, which is one of the earliest versions of the sleeping beauty and was written in the 16th century, the princess Zellandine falls in love with Troylus. While Troylus is not, Zellandine falls into an enchanted sleep. When Troylus finds her, gets her pregnant while sleeping.

When the baby is born, take out the flax that caused her sleep, and after, when you wake up, Zellandine realizes that the father of your child is to Troylus, with whom he later married.

9. Pocahontas never fell in love with John Smith.

Pocahontas (birth name was Matoaka) was born in 1595 and was the daughter of Powhatan, chief of the tribe. In 1607, John Smith, a soldier and explorer English, was captured by the warriors of Powhatan. According to the, Matoaka threw herself in front of him to protect him with his body from execution at the hands of Powhatan. However, there is no proof that this has really happened.

Matoaka was kidnapped by English settlers and was changed to rescue prisoners of the british who were in the hands of his father. During his capture, the planting of tobacco, John Rolfe, he conditioned his freedom if he agreed to marry the. She died at just 21 years old.

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