Poseidon got mad at king Minos
for breaking his vow and asked Eros
to make his wife fall for one of the bulls.
Pasiphae bore the Minotaur so Minos
had Daedalus of Athens construct a maze
to keep the bull away from humans.
Ariadne Minos’ own selected humans
from Athens to satiate the Minotaur’s
appetite for human flesh, one of those
was Theseus, one of Poseidon's sons.
Terrified for his son, Poseidon called on Eros
who used one of his arrows
to make Ariadne fall for Theseus.
She gave the boy two things:
Daedalus' sword to kill the Minotaur
and a ball of yarn to show him his
way out of the elaborate maze.
Theseus killed the Minotaur with his eyes
closed and yanked at the yarn's threads
to find his way out of that place.
And Ariadne left Crete with Theseus
Because Poseidon was still mad at Minos
Eros only struck Ariadne with his arrows
not Theseus, & had plans for the princess.
After escaping the maze Ariadne & Theseus
rode a ship to the desolate islands of Naxos.
Poseidon had promised to give Dionysus
Athena’s brother, a bride, who whispered to Theseus
to throw Ariadne from the ship into the waters
if they were to survive Zeus’ storms.
Ariadne was so brokenhearted that she
volunteered to be sacrificed as a Dionysian
rite but Dionysus fell for her, made her his
wife and gave her a crown in the stars
we now know as Corona Borealis.
Author's Notes: Romance and tragedy are often intertwined but what wine is sweeter than unrequited love? Love differs from gratitude. Theseus was grateful to Ariadne's help but didn't love her back but Dionysus saw her pure heart and saved her and even gave her a crown in the heavens for her purity. inspired by Tinie Tempah Written in the Stars: https://youtu.be/YgFyi74DVjc