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Ariadni meaning and name origin
Ariadni is a female Greek name, whose origins are found in Ancient Greece.
The ancient Greek name Ariadni (Ariadne, Αριάδνη in Greek) derives from the combination of words “ari” which means “a lot” and “adni” which is the same as “agni” and means pure. Ariadni is therefore the purest.
Origin of name Ariadni – Agia Ariadni (St Ariadni)
Ariadni was a woman who lived during the years of reign of Adrian and Antoninus in Frigia. (117-139AD).
She was a servant who became Christian. When her master Tertilus found out he put pressure on her to become a pagan again. However, Ariadni insisted on her Christian faith and it was impossible to convince her otherwise. Then she was brutally beaten and tortured and when she still refused, they scratched her flesh with metal nails. She left the house of her master to avoid things getting worse, but she fell from a cliff and died.
The Orthodox Church declared her a saint and celebrates the nameday of Ariadni on September 18th.
Ariadni in Greek Mythology:
Ariadni is mostly known due to the Greek mythology, since she was the daughter of King Minos who helped Theseus kill the Minotaur and find his way out of the Labyrinth using a thread.

Nameday: 18th of September.

Ariadni is an intense woman that doesn’t go unnoticed. She loves traveling and she is a very creative person. She is ambitious and she can be very insecure when she does not have any money.

Ariadni
2017: ARIADNI WAS BROUGHT TO THE SANCTUARY AT THE END OF OCTOBER 2017....RESCUED FROM A DONKEY MILK FARM GONE INTO BANKRUPTCY. SHE IS AGED AROUND 15 YEARS AND WE BELIEVE THAT SHE IS ABOUT SIX MONTHS IN FOAL.  
ARIADNI WAS VERY SHY AND FRIGHTENED WHEN SHE ARRIVED, NOW ALMOST ONE MONTH LATER SHE IS A HAPPY, LOVING AND VERY CONFIDENT DONKEY WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMEL COLOURED HAIR COLOUR AND HUGE EARS, AND WITH A DARK BROWN CROSS ON HER BACK.
NOW SHE IS SAFE AND WE WAIT TO SEE NOW WHAT SPRING 2018 WILL BRING US.



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