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Ariadne (ărēăd´nē), in Greek mythology, Cretan princess, daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë. She loved Theseus, and gave him the skein of thread that enabled him to make his way out of the labyrinth after killing the Minotaur. When Theseus left Crete, Ariadne went with him, but before they reached Greece, he abandoned her at Naxos. There the god Dionysus consoled and later married her. She bore him several children, including Oenopion, whom Dionysus first taught the art of winemaking. It was said that Zeus granted Ariadne immortality and that Dionysus set her bridal crown, the Corona Borealis, among the stars. Subsequent treatments include nearly 50 operas by Monteverdi, Handel, Massenet, Richard Strauss, Milhaud, Martiṇ, and others.

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Ariadne

Ariadne in Greek mythology, the daughter of King Minos of Crete and Pasiphaë. She helped Theseus to escape from the Minotaur's labyrinth by giving him a ball of thread, which he unravelled as he went in and used to trace his way out again after killing the Minotaur. They fled together but he deserted her on the island of Naxos.

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Ariadne

Ariadne In Greek mythology, Cretan princess (daughter of Minos) who fell in love with Theseus but was abandoned by him after saving him from the Minotaur. She was consoled by the god Dionysus whom she later married.

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Ariadne.
1. Setting of poem by C. Day Lewis for sop. and orch. (1970) by Maconchy (f.p. King's Lynn Fest. 1971).

2. Concertante for ob. and 12 instrumentalists by Crosse (f.p. Cheltenham Fest. 1972).

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