The prince and princess signify the "potential of royalty; the power and vigour of youthful royalty. The prince is associated with the KING as the fertility of his people and land. Winning the hand of the princess, in myth and legend, is to aspire to the superior or highest state, a situation fraught with danger which can either kill the aspirant or raise him to a higher and more noble state, as in psychic and spiritual aspirations and quests" (Cooper, 134).

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