Mistress of the Labyrinth


Mistress of the Labyrinth
Mutated by White hellebore flower
Location "Diyu", Nanjing, China
Appearances Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth
Affiliation Protectors of the Hidden Word


In Greek mythology, the Mistress of the Labyrinth is Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos of Crete, where the labyrinth of Knossos was crafted by Daedalus.

The Mistress of the Labyrinth appears in the 2011 novel Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth, taking on the role of leader of the Protectors of the Hidden Word, a secret society set up to protect the mysteries held within Daedalus' labyrinths.

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[edit] Background

Historically, the Mistress of the Labyrinth Ariadne, is the daughter of King Minos of Crete, who ordered Daedalus to craft the labyrinth of Knossos on Crete. As Ariadne was Minos' daughter, she was in charge of the labyrinth. Ultimately, Ariadne eloped with Theseus, who killed the Minotaur, the protector of the labyrinth; although this proved to be an unsuccessful love.[1]

[edit] Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

In Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth, the Mistress of the Labyrinth is the leader of the Protectors of the Hidden Word, an enduring society set up to protect the labyrinths within Daedalus' four labyrinths. The Mistress has been deformed after an extended period of time abusing the white hellebore flower, and resides in a labyrinth beneath Nanjing in China known as "Diyu", or Hell.[2]

In October, an entourage comprising of treasure-hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake, antique-dealer Victor "Sully" Sullivan, Jadranka "Jada" Hzujak and Norwegian businessman Tyr Henriksen enters the treasure vault after advancing through Diyu with a squad of mercenaries. The Mistress and the three remaining Protectors attack the visitors, and the Mistress is able to kill Henriksen. However, Jada's stepmother Olivia Hzujak then appears with the final mercenary Suarez, who promptly kills the Mistress with his gun. Olivia gorges herself on the treasure in the vault, but she sets off a trap that floods the vault with water.[2]

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Behind the scenes

The Mistress of the Labyrinth first appears in the 2011 novel Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth,[2] after being created for the novel by author Christopher Golden.

[edit] References

  1. "Ariadne, Mistress of the Labyrinth" on Love of the Goddess
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Golden, Christopher (2011). Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth. Del Rey Books. ISBN 978-0345522177.
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