This is a short story about Princess Aurora, also known as the Sleeping Beauty or Briar Rose. Aurora is the only child of King Stefan and Queen Leah. In this story, an evil fairy Maleficent seeks revenge for not being invited to Aurora’s christening and curses her to die. Due to the immense efforts of three good fairies, the curse was altered to instead draw Aurora into a deep sleep that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.
Aurora is gentle and loving and was raised by three good fairies named Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. She lives in a forest where she meets Prince Phillips, her one true love. Read on to know more about the Disney Princess Aurora story.
Disney Princess Aurora Story
Once upon a time, there lived a King and Queen. Both were sad as they had no children. One day, the Queen was sitting by a pond in the garden of her palace, wishing to have her own child. Just that moment, the frog emerged onto a lily pad and said, “Your wish will be fulfilled soon, my Queen. Before the year ends, you will have your own girl child.”
The Queen was pleased to hear that. Soon, the King and his Queen were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. The couple named their baby girl Aurora. The baby girl filled their lives with light like the dawn. The birth of the child was celebrated with a big feat. The King and Queen invited all their friends and relatives from faraway lands for their daughter’s name day. The visitors from throughout the world came to celebrate the birth of the princess including the three good fairies who arrived at the party with gifts.
Flora gave the princess the gift of beauty whereas the Fauna gave the gift of the song. As Marrywether was about to give her a present, the evil fairy Maleficent appeared from the flash of green fire. She was angry that she wasn’t invited and wanted to give something to the Princess as well. But, instead of a gift, she gave Princess Aurora a terrible curse!
Her curse was: “Before the sun set on the sixteenth birthday of Princess Aurora, she would prick her finger on the spindle of the spinning wheel and die.”
After putting a terrible curse on the newborn, she left as suddenly as she had arrived. Everyone present in the hall gasped with horror. Luckily, Merryweather still had a gift to give to Aurora. The King and Queen asked the good fairy Merryweather to reverse the curse. Marry shook her head sadly and said, “This is not possible. But, yes I can soften the curse.”
She said, “On her 16th birthday, when the princess pricks her finger on the spinning wheel, instead of dying, she will simply sleep into a deep slumber of a hundred years, only to be awakened with a ‘True Love Kiss’.”
“One Hundred Years”! The Queen exclaimed. After her daughter turns 16, we will not know her anymore. Both the King and Queen were concerned about the safety of their daughter. However, with heavy hearts, they agreed that the three good fairies, disguised as peasant women, would raise their daughter in secret far away from the castle.
As time passed by, the child grew into a beautiful woman and became friends with all of the forest animals. The three good fairies called her Aurora, Briar Rose. They loved her with all their hearts but never told the secret of her past. On her 16 th Birthday, the Briar Rose still did not know that she was a princess. She spent the entire morning singing to her friends about how she had a glorious dream.
In her dreams, she met the most wonderful prince. Aurora was convinced that he was her true love. Just at that moment, a Prince passed by the forest. He was Prince Philips, the prince that Aurora's parents had planned for her to marry.
But, Prince Philips did not know that Briar Rose was a princess either. He hopped off his horse when he heard her singing and came out of the trees to approach Briar Rose. They both sang and danced together. As Briar danced with him, she realized that the man reminded her of the Prince in her dreams. She felt as if she had always known him. Briar wanted him to meet her three aunties, so she invited him to the cottage that evening. She knew that she was falling in love with him.
When Briar Rose returned to the cottage, her aunties told her that they were three very good fairies and she was a princess. The fairies also told Aurora that she was supposed to return to her parent’s castle that night and meet the Prince she was already engaged to. Briar Rose was overcome with sadness. She only wanted to marry the man she had just met, her dream Prince.
When Aurora arrived at the castle, the three fairies left her alone to mourn. But Maleficent soon appeared to ensure that her curse came true. Maleficent put a spell on Aurora in a trance and took her to her high tower in the castle. There, Aurora pricked her finger and fell into a deep sleep.
When the three fairies found Aurora, they realized that Maleficent’s evil curse had come true. The fairies took the sleeping princess to the tower room and then cast a deep sleep over the whole kingdom. Now, they had to find Aurora’s true love from the forest so he could give her true love’s kiss. It didn’t take three fairies long to realize that Prince Philip was the man Aurora had met in the forest.
But Maleficent had captured the Prince. She did not want Prince Philips to save Aurora, so she bound him with chains. The good fairies soon rescued the Prince and then armed him with the Sword of Truth and the Shield of Virtue. Now, he was prepared to fight the evil fairy and save Aurora. But the evil fairy was not easy to defeat.
Back at the castle, Prince Philips came face to face with Maleficent, who had transformed herself into a giant, a fire-breathing dragon. However, the Prince defeated the evil fairy with the help of three good fairies.
After defeating the evil fairy, the Prince went to Aurora and bestowed a gentle kiss on her lips - a true love’s kiss. At that very moment, Princess Aurora’s eyes opened and she smiled at him.
When Aurora saw it was her beloved, the man she had met before, she became very happy. Soon, Prince Philip and Princess Aurora got married and they lived happily ever after.
The Disney Princess Aurora story teaches that we should not underestimate the power of true love, as it conquers everything. Also, it teaches that good always wins over evil.
The Disney Princess Aurora is a short story about the young girl “ Aurora” who was the only child of her parents. Princess Aurora who was cursed to sleep for One Hundred Year by an evil fairy awakened by the handsome Prince Philip at the end. With this story, we have learnt that someone like evil in this story can disturb our lives, but when something good steps in, it can heal the darkness of our life and eventually, evil can be overcome by good.
1. How long did Princess Aurora sleep?
In the original fairy tale, the princess actually sleeps for 100 years before she could finally be awakened by the Prince’s kiss. This was further adjusted in favor of having Prince Philip introduced earlier, and hence, Aurora was awakened much earlier.
2. Why is Aurora called Briar Rose?
Although her actual name is Princess Aurora, she was given the name Briar Rose when she was living in hiding with three good fairies.
3. What is Princess Aurora known for?
Princess Aurora, also known as Briar Rose, is known for being graceful and kind. She believed that a wonderful future awaits if you just have the courage to dream it. Princess Aurora has a powerful imagination which she uses to share stories with her forest friends. She is also loyal to her animal friends, her fairies, and the kingdom where she lives.