Greek - A minor goddess of vegetation. Daughter of Minos and Pasiphae. Sister of Phaedra. When she saw Theseus, who had come to Crete as one of the seven youths to be sacrificed to the Minotaur, she fell in love with him and gave him the ball of magic twine that enabled him to escape from the Labyrinth after he had killed the Minotaur. She left Crete with him but he left her on Naxos, either deliberately or, in some stories, inadvertently. There she was found by Dionysus who married her and fathered her children, Euanthes, Latronis, Oenopion, Staphylus, Tauropolus and Thoas. Other versions say that Theseus killed her on Naxos or that she died there in childbirth. When she died, Dionysus threw the crown she had worn at their wedding into the sky where it became the constellation Corona. She was later restored to Dionysus by Zeus. Called Ariadne, Alpheto, Alpheto, Mistress of the Labyrinth, Mistress of the Labyrinth, Alpheta, Alpheta, Cretan Aridela or Cretan Aridela.

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