Ariadne


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Ariadne

(ărēăd`nē), in Greek mythology, Cretan princess, daughter of MinosMinos
, in Greek mythology, king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. He was the husband of Pasiphaë, who bore him Androgeus, Glaucus, Ariadne, and Phaedra. Because Minos failed to sacrifice a beautiful white bull to Poseidon, the god caused Pasiphaë to conceive a lustful
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 and Pasiphaë. She loved TheseusTheseus
, in Greek mythology, hero of Athens; son of either King Aegeus or Poseidon. Before Aegeus left Troezen he placed his sword and sandals beneath a huge rock and told his wife Aethra that when their son, Theseus, could lift the rock he was to bring the gifts to his kingdom
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, 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 DionysusDionysus
, in Greek religion and mythology, god of fertility and wine. Legends concerning him are profuse and contradictory. However, he was one of the most important gods of the Greeks and was associated with various religious cults. He was probably in origin a Thracian deity.
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 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, Martiṅ, and others.

Ariadne

deserted by her lover Theseus at Naxos. [Gk. Myth.: Benét 48]

Ariadne

Minos’s daughter; gave Theseus thread by which to escape labyrinth. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 31]
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Then," said Ariadne, "we must quickly summon thy friends, and get them and thyself on board the vessel before dawn.
Here is what Ariadne answered, when the brave prince of Athens besought her to accompany him:
Nothing remained for him, therefore, but to bid Ariadne an affectionate farewell, and to go on board the vessel, and set sail.
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Using only the three names Ariadne, Theseus, and Phaedra, each repeated to form a square block of text, the artist creates a nine-square grid in which certain letters are embroidered with colored thread, causing the words in the work's title to pop out from the black embroidered litanies.
The libretto for the melodrama, written by Johann Christian Brandes, is based on a Greek myth that relates the story of Ariadne who falls in love with Theseus.
And there is only one person Ariadne dares turn to for help - Jason, the young warrior and the man she loves.
This was for a fabulous performance of Richard Strauss' quirky Ariadne auf Naxos, an opera where the worlds of commedia dell'arte and high-flown tragedy collide, and one which provides the composer with an excuse to dip his pen into an extraordinary palette of styles and genres.
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For all of her adeptness at critically interpreting Cobb's psychological struggles, Ariadne is tellingly silent in the face of his real behaviour.
The statues, called "Las Incantadas", or the enchanted ones, by the city's Jewish community, show the mythical figures Maenas, Dionysos, Ariadne, Leda, Ganymede, Dioscuros, Aura and Nice.