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Mistress o the Labyrinth; Goddess o Vegetation, Mazes, Paths, Fertility, Wine, Labyrinths, Snakes, an Passion
AbodeMoont Olympus
SymbolThread, Serpent, Bull
Personal Information
ConsortDionysus, Theseus
ChilderStaphylus, Oenopion
ParentsKeeng Minos an Queen Pasiphaë
SiblinsPhaedra, Catreus, Deucalion, Glaucus, Androgeus
Roman equivalentAriana, Libera

Ariadne (Greek: Ἀριάδνη; Laitin: Ariadne), in Greek meethology, wis the dauchter o Minos, King o Crete,[1] Son o Zeus an his queen Pasiphaë, dauchter o Helios.[2] She is maistly associatit wi mazes an labyrinths acause o her involvement in the meeths o the Minotaur an Theseus. Her faither put her in chairge o the labyrinth whaur sacrifices war made as part o reparations (either tae Poseidon or tae Athena, dependin on the version o the meeth); later, she helped Theseus owercome the Minotaur an save the potential sacrificial victims. In ither stories, she acame the bride o the god Dionysus, wi the quaisten o her bein mortal or a goddess varyin in thae accoonts.[3][4]

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  1. Homer, Odyssey 11.320, Hesiod, Theogony 947, an later authors.
  2. Pasiphaë is mentioned as Ariadne's mither in Bibliotheke 3.1.2 (Pasiphaë, daughter o the Sun), in Apollonius' Argonautica iii.997, an in Hyginus Fabulae, 224.
  3. In creatin a "biografie" for a historicised Ariadne, her presence on Naxos is accountit for bi Theseus' haein abandoned her thare; in assemblin a set o biografical narrative episodes, this would have haed tae be placed "efter" her abduction frae Knossos. In keepin wi the role o Minos as Crete's keeng, Ariadne haes come tae bear the late designation o "princess". The endpynt o this raitionalisin process is the realistic historicisin feection o Mary Renault, The Bull from the Sea (1962).
  4. Sidhe, Fiana. "Goddess Ariadne in the Spotlight" Archived 2017-09-10 at the Wayback Machine,MatriFocus, 2002.