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ARIADNE, THE LEGEND: In Greek mythology, King Minos of Crete built a LABYRINTH, a complicated maze which defied escape. In it he held the Minotaur, a monster with the head of a bull but the body of a man. To placate the creature, he would annually select by casting lots seven young men and seven virgins from Athens to send into the labyrinth as food for the beast.
On the third year, a young Athenian hero, Theseus, volunteered to go as one of the seven men with the purpose of slaying the monster. Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, who fell in love with Theseus, gave him a sword and a thread to unravel on his way into the labyrinth marking the route of exit. The young hero successfully killed the Minotaur and escaped, freeing the others with the aid of Ariadne’s wonderful thread. Read More 
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