Ariadne, according to Homer, daughter of Minos, king of Crete, and of Pasiphae. When Theseus landed at Crete, with the tribute of the Athenians for the Minotaur, Ariadne fell in love with him and gave him a clew of thread by means of which he found his way out of the labyrinth. Theseus offered her his hand in token of his gratitude. Ariadne eloped with him, but as they arrived upon the island of Naxos she was killed by the arrows of Diana. According to the common tradition, Theseus abandoned her upon the island of Naxos, when Bacchus married her, and after her death transferred the crown which he had given her at their wedding to the stars.