Tuesday, 18 September 2012


The Oscars are coming up, and one name from this years movies that stood out for me was Ariadne. Ariadne was Ellen Page's public figure in the fantastic-but-overrated Twitch. I keep up that I had never heard of this name earlier the movie. Now it seems be keen on I'm seeing it anywhere.

Ariadne (marked "air-ee-AHD-nay") is a Greek name meaning "very holy one." This is the name of an much-admired public figure from Greek mythology. Ariadne played a chief someone in the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Ariadne was the child of Emperor Minos of the islet of Crete. The Minotaur was actually her half-brother. The god Poseidon caused her mother to become sexually fascinated to a bull in the same way as Emperor Minos refused to sufferer for a cause this precise animal to him. This sort amid the bull and the Emperor shaped the Minotaur. Emperor Minos threw the creature in vogue a knot and fed it everyday flesh. Being next, Emperor Minos obliged the Athenians to send seven virgin girls and seven virgin men to Crete in order to be sacrificed to the Minotaur. Theseus was an Athenian Prince who was fed up with the domination. He vowed to dig out the beast. Ariadne helped him by supplying a shell of spin, which he hand-me-down to find his way back out of the web on one occasion he all-inclusive his pursuit. Notwithstanding she slash in love with Theseus, Ariadne in due course became the wife of the god Dionysus. Specified historians cleave to that Ariadne is the Greek goddess of Crete.

Twitch was referencing this myth in the same way as it shaped their own Ariadne. She's a delicate and creative public figure who designs the twisted dream world that they wait. But offer are other Ariadne's in history and literature. An opera about the legendary Ariadne was shaped by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Aelia Ariadne was the Empress of the Phobia Progress, who's administration even her spouse wasn't unquestionably fashionable. Agatha Cristie shaped her established novelist/amateur officeholder, who is based on herself, and named her Ariadne Oliver.

If you pay any devotion to the links in the sidebar you can specific noticed someone with this name writes one of the Pagan blogs. She's not the abandoned one who chose this name, it appears to be a in along with Neo-Pagans but I wouldn't say it's as group as Raven and Lunch. On the other hand, Ariande has never reached the Allied States distinction charts, so it's exceptional in that regard.

At excel it was a real play against to get the pronunciation decent, so be group for that if you use it. But on one occasion I got it down, I slash in love with the name. It's a gorgeous, magical sounding name and I wish offer were upper minuscule Ariadne's pure in a circle in playgrounds. Maybe the movie motivation appoint it a press on.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariadne (empress)


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