Ariadne

Ariadne was the immortal wife of the wine-god Dionysus.

Residence: Mount Olympus
Symbols: Crown, String, Bull, Snake
Parents: Minos and Pasiphae
Siblings: Phaedra, Catreus, Deucalion, Glaucus and Androgeus
Consort: Dionysus
Children:  Oenopion, Staphylus, Thoas, Peparethus, Phanus, Eurymedon, Phliasus, Enyeus, Ceramus, Maron, Euanthes, Latramys and Tauropolis
Roman equivalent: Libera

The Vatican Sleeping Ariadne, long called Cleopatra, a Roman marble in late Hellenistic taste. (c) Wknight94

Ariadne, a daughter of King Minos of Crete, assisted Theseus in his quest to slay the Minotaur and then fled with the hero aboard his ship. When they landed on the island of Naxos, Theseus abandoned her as she slept. It was then that Dionysus discovered her and made her his wife. Some say she was later slain by the goddess Artemis or else ascended to Olympus with her husband as an immortal.

Dionysos and Ariadne. Detail from the side A of an Attic red-figure calyx-krater, c. 400-375 BC. Louvre.

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