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Ariadne in Naxos Notecard
Ariadne in Naxos Notecard
Ariadne in Naxos Notecard
Ariadne in Naxos Notecard
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Ariadne in Naxos Notecard

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5 x 7 in. blank notecard with envelope

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Ariadne in Naxos Notecard
Ariadne in Naxos, 1877, by Evelyn De Morgan

Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete. When Theseus came to slay the Minotaur, a terrifying beast who lived at the center of a labyrinth, it was Ariadne who gave him the ball of string that helped him find his way back out of the maze. After killing the Minotaur, Theseus took Ariadne with him to the island of Naxos. There he abandoned Ariadne while she slept. He sailed away, and she gave way to a torrent of tears and recriminations. Generally Ariadne is pictured during this frenzy, but De Morgan shows her after the storm has subsided: despairing, she sits on the forlorn shore, a desolate expanse of sea and land behind her. Ariadne was later consoled by the arrival of Dionysus, god of wine and son of Zeus, whom she subsequently married.
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