She is a hag, an evil faerie, a cruel step-mother: the embodiment
of evil, vicarious and cruel. She vexes sleep to nightmare
and coaxes thorns to brambles. It was her poison that
began the matter - the apple, she is quite certain that it was the apple that
she offered her that sent her dreaming 'til awakened
by her suitor. She saw the reason for this malfeasance
in the witch's eyes: she sought to have the prince herself.