Snow, Glass, Apples

Dated Apr 10, 2022; last modified on Sat, 21 May 2022

Snow, Glass, Apples

Stumbled onto from Hoopla’s recommendations. flips the script and tells the story from the step mother’s perspective, and she is also the protagonist.

Snow White is a vampire. She fed on her father (consensually?), the King, to the point of him being a shadow of a man. Her stepmother, the Queen, was only 18 when the King died. The Queen had witnessed Snow White’s vampirism, and so she had a servant kill her by carving out her heart and dump her in the forest.

Similar plot moment in S2E01 of The Witcher, when a character, cursed with immortality as an inhuman beast, loves and gives himself to a vampire, who also attacks the nearby village.

On finding out that Snow White was still alive and killing inhabitants of the forest, The Queen disguised herself and tricked Snow White into eating a poisoned apple. She spares the dwarves who were housing her though. Her rationalization is that killing them won’t make the land/forest any safer.

The Prince who eventually rescues Snow White had a fetish that borders on necrophilia: stone-cold skin, no movement, minimal breathing. As revenge, he had the Queen cooked alive on their wedding day.

In the original, the Queen is made to wear a pair of red-hot iron slippers and dance in them until she drops dead.

Other Notable Variations of Snow White

When recounting other versions of Snow White, notes that its ATU tale type is 709. The Aarne-Thompson-Uther Index is a catalogue of folktale types used in folklore studies, e.g. The Boy Steals Ogre’s Treasure, The Smith and the Devil, The Animal Bride, The Grateful Animals, etc.

Snow White’s biological mother is the villain. She takes her to the woods to gather flowers but abandons her there.

Snow White taking refuge with robbers instead of dwarves.

Snow White’s biological mother is convinced by a demon that if her daughter dies, then she’ll become beautiful.

After being rescued by a Prince, Snow White chooses to live with the robbers instead of marrying the Prince.

Snow White takes refuge with the seven dwarves who are compulsive gamblers on horse racing. Snow White steals the magic mirror, which can correctly pick the winning horse, making her and the dwarves rich.

’s Cinderella is featured in Kanye West’s “Dark Fantasy” track from the “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” album.


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  6. Kanye West – Dark Fantasy Lyrics | Genius Lyrics. . Accessed May 21, 2022.