Dionysus and Ariadne

(the unruly vine and ivy, sacred to him, whisper his presence),

Aguilar, A. Marina. Alchemy of The Heart: The Sacred Marriage of Dionysos & Ariadne . Chiron Publications. Kindle Edition.


DETAILS Museum Collection
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Catalogue No.
Toledo 1981.110 Beazley Archive No.
N/A Ware Lucanian Red Figure
ShapeKrater, Volute Painter
Attributed to the Creusa Painter Date
ca 380 – 360 B.C. Period Late Classical

Our Earth herself, I believe, longs for communion with her children. A return to the gifts of Dionysos might bring healing to her and to both men and women.

Aguilar, A. Marina. Alchemy of The Heart: The Sacred Marriage of Dionysos & Ariadne . Chiron Publications. Kindle Edition.

“a flash of lightning. Dionysus visible in emerald beauty.”


Dionysus, Be wise Ariadne.

You have little ears, you have ears like mine. Let some wisdom into them! – Must we not forget first to hate ourself if we are to love ourself ?


I am thy labyrinth.”


[~ Ariadne is know to be the labyrinth]


Pg. 65 Friedrich Nietzsche, Dithyrambs of Dionysus.


The Hieros Gamos or Sacred Marriage was enacted in ancient times between women and this god, resulting in the continuance of life-giving sustenance, and more esoterically, in the completion of woman herself psychologically. Jungian Analytical Psychology explores the idea of sacred marriage as an inward event that matures a person, male and female. For a woman, finding a supportive inner masculine completes and empowers her. Her relationships are based on choice rather than neediness.

Aguilar, A. Marina. Alchemy of The Heart: The Sacred Marriage of Dionysos & Ariadne . Chiron Publications. Kindle Edition.

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