Prideful beauty breeds ENVY . . .
orn to a queen who died shortly after her birth, the Princess Snow White was raised by the king’s second wife, a beautiful but jealous woman. The new queen prided herself on her beauty and would not tolerate a rival. She often looked into her magic mirror and admired her reflection, chanting:
Mirror, mirror on the wall
One day the mirror told her:
You, my Queen have a beauty quite rare,
At this answer, the evil queen became yellow and green with ENVY. Like weeds, envy and arrogance grew dense in her heart and she fashioned a wicked plan to kill the girl. She ordered her huntsman to take Snow White to the forest and murder her but the kindly man allowed the princess to flee into the woods. Instead of the heart of Snow White, the huntsman brought the heart of a stag to the queen, who greedily devoured it, believing Snow White dead.