of Sheba had legendary beauty and wealth. The wise King Solomon
was eager to meet her, to test this beautiful woman's beliefs
and also to discover for himself the truth about her foot that
was said to resemble a webbed goose foot.
engaged her in debate about their respective religions and during
this debate he tricked her into thinking that a stream lay in
her path that she must step into. In fact the steam was made of
mirror but the Queen lifted her long skirts before stepping into
what she thought was the water and in doing so exposed her deformed
foot.Some of the legends have her disfigured foot cured by this
encounter, in some versions the foot is cloven or that of a bird.