Saint Ariadne

Saint Ariadne being swallowed into the mountain; from the Menologion of Basil; swiped off WikipediaAlso known as

  • Ariadna
  • Ariane
  • Arianna



Christian slave of a Phrygian prince. Flogged for refusing to join in pagan celebrations on her owner’s birthday. When she fled from his household, a large rock opened up for her to escape into; she was never seen again. She was assumed to have died in the rock, it became her tomb, and she is considered a martyr.


Name Meaning

  • holy one (Greek)


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ariadne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 September 2017. Web. 21 September 2021. <>