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ARIADNE

Daughter of Cretan cretin King [MINOS] and his wife [PASIPHAE].

Although officially betrothed to DIONYSUS, she fell in love with THESEUS and provided him with the thread to find his way in the labyrinth. If it wasn't for her, he couldn't have killed the MINOTAUR. So can you believe the son of a bitch abandoned her on the island of Naxos?

Happily DIONYSUS was in the vicinity at the time, came across her sleeping and was enchanted enough to marry her.

Her golden crown was later placed amongst the constellations. DIONYSUS was always keen for members of his entourage to become stars. And when he left for Rome, she followed him there under the name LIBERA.

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Article last updated on 27 August 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT ARIADNE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ARIADNE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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