Spinning Wheel
The Spinning Wheel
Feature Films Sleeping Beauty


Maleficent (film)


Television Programs House of Mouse

Once Upon A Time

Video Games Unknown

Background Information

Other names Unknown

Users Aurora

Purpose To send Princess Aurora for death, but Merryweather changed the curse into Eternal Sleep

Location King Stefan's Castle

Powers and Abilities Unknown
Before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel...and die!


The Spinning Wheel is an enchanted object which, when touched the spindle, will send its victim (in this case Aurora) into Eternal Sleep, originally death which was cast by Maleficent. The victim of the Eternal Sleep can only be revived by True Love's Kiss.

It is used by Maleficent in an attempt to kill Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty.

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Sleeping Beauty Edit

Touch the spindle! Touch it, I say!

Maleficent, ordering Aurora to touch the spindle, thereby pricking her finger

The spinning wheel plays a major role in the film because it is used by Maleficent to cause her curse on Aurora to be completed. Since Maleficent wasn't invited to the baby's christening, she casted an evil spell upon Aurora that, before the sun set on her sixteenth birthday, she would prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die. This caused lots of grief and sorrow on the kingdom. So King Stefan orders that all spinning wheels be burned. Sixteen years later, Maleficent hypnotizes Aurora and she transforms herself into the Spinning Wheel (or conjures it). Aurora pricks her finger and falls asleep. Maleficent then captures Prince Phillip so he can't break the spell, but the Three Good Fairies manage to rescue him. Moments later, he battles and kills Maleficent and kisses Aurora which revives her.

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