Definition of Ariadne in English:


Pronunciation /ˌerēˈadnē/ /ˌɛriˈædni/

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The daughter of King Minos of Crete and Pasiphaë. She helped Theseus to escape from the Minotaur's labyrinth by giving him a ball of thread, which he unraveled as he went in and used to trace his way out again after killing the Minotaur.