Author(s): Kim Brandstrup
Minotaur recounts the story of Ariadne, her love of Theseus, the death of her brother the Minotaur and her abandonment by her lover. In the depth of her despair, the gods intervene and Dionysus carries her away to otherworldly safety and bliss.
In Apuleius’ Metamorphosis, Psyche is allowed to meet her lover, Cupid, only in the dark. In three nocturnal encounters, they circle each other in the dreamlike shelter of darkness—but ultimately have to face the light—and each other.