This week I’m posting the second installment in my retold story: “Theseus and the Minotaur.” If you missed Part One, you can read it here.
In this section, Ariadne enters as a full-fledged supporting character. She may be the most intriguing figure in the myth in that, unlike the famous romances of Paris and Helen, and Perseus and Andromeda, the nature of her relationship with the hero Theseus is curiously unclear. Did she help Theseus because she loved him? Why did she not continue with him to Athens? Did they part ways by mutual agreement or by some accident. The accounts of that part of her story are strangely unclear, and good fodder for the imagination.