John Lavery - "Ariadne" (1886). "In Greek mythology, was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete,[and his queen Pasiphaë, daughter of Helios, the Sun-titan. Her father put her in charge of the labyrinth where sacrifices were made as part of reparations (either to Poseidon or to Athena, depending on the version of the myth); however, she would later help Theseus in overcoming the Minotaur and saving the would-be sacrificial victims."
Ariadne - She is mostly associated with mazes and labyrinths, due to her involvement in the myths of the Minotaur and Theseus. In other stories, she became the bride of the god Dionysus, with the question of her background as being either a mortal or a goddess varying in those accounts. This is the cover art from the novel With a Tangled Skein by Piers Anthony.
Ariadne ("most holy") Greek mythology. Daughter of King Minos of Crete. aided Theseus in overcoming the Minotaur and escaping from the labyrinth using a ball of red fleece thread to guide him. According to legend Theseus abandoned Ariadne on the Island of Naxos. There is a famous painting by Titian in which the Greek god Bacchus falls in love with Ariadne (he raises her into heaven and turns her into a constellation).