Have you seen this movie, The Huntsman: Winter’s War? Freya, played by Emily Blunt, used to be happy, simple, innocent, and believed in love and goodness. Her older sister, an evil sorceress, tells her that her own powers shall awaken some day. And it did. Something happened one night that was so devastating to her that her hair turned white and she began to breathe ice. She became the Ice Queen on the night her newborn daughter was murdered.
Having children of your own – it unleashes, or creates, in women a love and strength so primal and profound. The love with which we adore our baby even though she is the culprit of us getting no sleep is the same force that turns women into Momma Bears, lionesses and Ice Queens.