One winter day, Eleanor was admiring the falling snow, when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold. Reaching for it, she pricked her finger and three drops of blood fell. Eleanor was so struck by how the red seemed so alive by the white, that she wished she could have a child with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, hair as black as a raven's wings, and all of the strength of that rose.
Eleanor's wish was soon fulfilled, for she gave birth to a beautiful girl who had all of the attributes she had wished for, and whom she named Snow White. Both Eleanor and Magnus loved their daughter dearly, though it appeared that the former understood Snow White much better, as she was capable of sensing her inner worth: when she saw how, even as a little girl, Snow White was perfectly capable of sympathising with innocence that had been hurt, and would do her best to either heal or soothe that hurt, she told her she had a special beauty within her heart, and that she should be careful to never lose it, for it would serve her well when she became Queen.
The next winter after this intimate conversation, Queen Eleanor died of natural causes, leaving her young daughter and devoted husband inconsolable in their grief. However, it became evident that Eleanor still lived on through Snow White, who never forgot what her mother had told her regarding the power of a warm and compassionate heart.
Eleanor was depicted as being a warm and compassionate woman, with a deep appreciation for life. She loved her husband and daughter dearly, and also cared for her subjects. Eleanor was quite wise, in that she knew the value of inner beauty and strength of character, encouraging her daughter to protect and care for others.