Ariadne was the Cretan princess who, for love, gave Theseus a skein of wool to allow him to find his way out of the labyrinth after he had slain the Minotaur. Ariadne’s Thread is a modern term to describe the process of exploring and eventually solving a problem such as a puzzle or an ethical dilemma. It involves applying logic to all available routes until what works, and what doesn’t work, becomes clear.
We have drawn on both sources for Ariadne, the European Human Rights Funders Network. The logo is adapted from a 14th century stone carving of a labyrinth at the Duomo di San Martino in Lucca, Italy. The aim is to help donors successfully find a way through their own labyrinths.