Illa; Ariadne, the daughter of Minos king of Crete. It was by a clue which Theseus received from her, that he was enabled to extricate himself so happily out of the labyrinth. He carried her with him as far as the isle of Naxos, and then perfidiously left her; see her Epistle (the tenth), and see also Catullus 64.50-266. Bacchus afterwards made her his wife: carried her in his chariot drawn by harnessed tigers; and presented her with a diadem with seven stars.
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