GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME | [3/7] MORTAL MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURES: ARIADNE
Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete and half sister to the Minotaur Asterion. When greek hero Theseus came to Crete to slay the Minotaur, she fell in love. So strong was her love for the hero, she aided Theseus in both the slaying of the Minotaur and escaping the Labyrinth where the monster was imprisoned. She consulted the man who built the maze, Daedalus, and helped Theseus escape the maze with a ball of string. She left Crete with Theseus believing he was to marry her, but the hero abandoned her on the island of Naxos. Overcome with grief and close to death, the god Dionysus came to her rescue, fell in love, and married her. In death she was made into a constellation.