archaicwonder: The Wedding of Ariadne, Roman mosaic, 2nd century AD Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos of Crete, She helped Theseus slay the Minotaur while he was on the island and then fled with him when he sailed for home. However, they stopped on the island of Naxos and Theseus promptly abandoned her while she slept. It was here where Dionysos found her and made her his wife. There are many versions of Ariadne’s mythology in addition to this one. More about Ariadne..