Ephesus, Turkey. The slope house mosaic of Dionysus and Ariadne.Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete. She gave to Theseus a magic sword and a ball of thread so that he might kill the minotaur and find his way out of the cave again. They ran away together until she was found abandoned on Naxos. Dionysus became her consort and with him she had children. She was killed by Perseus at argos but Dionysus descended into Hades and brought her and his mother back. They the joined the gods in Olympus.