Not much is known about Snow White's mother before her marriage to the king. One day she sat sewing at a window of the Royal Palace when she pricked her finger on a needle. As she saw a drop of blood falling on the snow that lay on the window frame she said to herself: "Oh, how I wish that I had a daughter that had skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony.".
Nine months later she gave birth to a girl whom she and her husband named Snow White, as she had skin as white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony. Shortly after Snow White's birth the queen got ill and died when Snow White was an infant.
Soon after, the King took a new wife who was very beautiful and very vain. She possessed magical mirrors that awnsered every questions. To one of them she often asked: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who in the land is fairest of all?" to which the mirror always replied "You, my Queen, are fairest of all." She would eventually trie to kill Snow White after the king's death because of her jealousy at Snow White's beauty.