The concept of the Snow Queen has been known for hundreds of years, her presence has especially stood out to the public after being portrayed through two different and very popular forms of media: novel and film. The first novel written about the Snow Queen was published in 1844, written by Hans Christian Anderson. In the novel, the Snow Queen was depicted as a character with a cold and icy-heart. It is however, rumored that the Snow Queen is highly misunderstood. According to the newest portrayal of the Snow Queen in Disney’s latest box-office success, “Frozen,” the queen was fearful of the powers that she had been born with, which caused her to flea as her powers left her hometown in a devastating winter.
After the movie Frozen had been released, the Snow Queen is now commonly known in households by the name of “Elsa.” Queen Elsa rules the land of Arendelle, and is commonly known to wear a light blue gown with gems made of ice as well as an icy blue cape and sleeves for her ensemble. Her hair is a pale blonde color, often worn tied into a thick braid that falls on the left side of her face. She has a younger sister, known to their kingdom as Princess Anna. Both Queen Elsa and Princess Anna rule the kingdom with one another, after their parents’ unexpected death while at sea.
Queen Elsa is known to have the power to control ice and snow upon command. She is able to change the weather from summer to winter without struggle. Her powers are rumored to be heavily controlled by her emotions, which can cause those who are unfamiliar to her abilities to be frightened by the strength she has in her abilities. Without control of her own emotions, Queen Elsa has been rumored to have the ability to create an eternal winter, using strength beyond her own imagination. Queen Elsa’s powers also give her the ability to create landscapes, buildings, and even talking snowmen upon her command.