Arachne Picture

Arachne was a great weaver who boasted that her skill was greater than that of Athena, the goddess of crafts.

The offended goddess set a contest between the two weavers but, according Arachne’s subjects, the loves of the gods, was so offensive that Athena destroyed Arachne's tapestry and loom.

Ultimately, the goddess turned Arachne into a spider.
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