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Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes

Ariadne


Ariadne, a daughter of the King of Crete. Because of her love for Theseus, she helped him escape her fatherís labyrinth by means of a ball of thread. However, Theseus deserted her on Naxos while they were returning to Athenes. There, she became the lover of the god Dionysus (Bacchus).
See: Giorgio de Chirico. The Awakening of Ariadne.
Maurice Denis. Bacchus and Ariadne.
Titian Bacchus and Ariadne.
 

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