This lovely little bit of info comes to me by way of Dave Harper, I can't thank you enough!

    The Snow Queen

    This is the name of a fairy queen in the folklore of Denmark. She is described as dazzling in her loveliness and as beautiful as ice crystals themselves. She is the spirit queen of the ice realm, who travels in the blizzards blown from the arctic wastes. The Snow Queen will entice mortal men to follow her, but, like Yuki-onna of Japanese folk belief, to be loved by the Snow Queen means instant death.

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