- Classical Mythology. a daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë who gave Theseus the thread by which he escaped from the labyrinth: deserted by Theseus on Naxos, she became the bride of Dionysus.
- a female given name.
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The two even appeared onstage as party guests in Ariadne auf Naxos.11 Wacky Supreme Court Facts: Frozen-Yogurt Justice, Scalia and Ginsburg Friendship, & More
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He had scarce concluded, when Ariadne entered, attired like a bride.The Symposium
I could no more invent the fascination that charms me than I could model a Venus or an Ariadne.'Lord Kilgobbin
Like Theseus, I picked my way along, guided by an Ariadne's thread.
Possibly in Ariadne may be a little hint for Nausicaa, saying, Beware.Homer's Odyssey
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She eagerly examined the newspapers, but none of them mentioned the Ariadne.The Heir of Kilfinnan
- Greek myth daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë: she gave Theseus the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth
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