Monday, November 29, 2010

Myths, Folklore & Symbolism: Thread


"It generally symbolizes joining and connecting. The Upanishad, for example, speaks of a thread that connects this world with the next, and all beings with one another. Also time and life are often compared with a thread...The thread of Ariadne in Greek mythology is a ball of yarn that Ariadne, daughter of King Minos, gave to Theseus, by means of which he found his way out of the labyrinth. It is a proverbial symbol of the principle that guides learning and knowledge." (Herder)

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