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PostSubject: Ariadne   Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:39 pm

I wrote elsewhere:

"Ariadne is the Narrative; she is what allows for Dionysos to enter Greece and split in two and become juxtaposed against Apollon in Doric tension.

Her two mythic deaths are both accounts of a narrative ending, and moving on to a different arc, tier, and realm. In one , when Dionysos takes her from Theseus; the introductory, purely mythical part of the Greek narrative ends and the divine, ontic one begins. Immanence is born as the Greek soul sneaks away the narrative from its fathers dream.

The other, when Ariadne is turned to stone by the hands of Perseus, is a halt in the narrative, and a commencement of a tragic phase, where the god (the Greek soul) has to go into the Hades to retrieve the joyful commitment of passion, or physis, to narrative, or culture, in order to put forth a happy, innocent human kind. "

Ive discussed this now with Parodites and Sauwelios, the first recognizes some of his own interpretation, the second does not - I wish to engage a discussion that brings these different interpretations into one process.

Sauwelios' interpretation did not, as I read it, contradict mine, rather it puts Dionysos central, where I (here) but Ariadne central, and see Dionysos as a condition of life in general, and Ariadne as a way of making him Greek.


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