Greek Mythology- Arachne
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The Story of Arachne
The purpose behind this myth is to explain how spiders came to be and why they spin thread.
According to the myth, Arachne was a very skilled weaver, who boasted about her skills.
Arachne claimed that she was a better weaver than the goddess of wisdom, Athena. Infuriated, Athena came to Earth, where she and Arachne could see who was better.
Each woman had weaved 4 works each. Athena's 4 works consisted of pictures of the gods punishing humans because humans thought they were equal to them. Arachne's 4 works consisted of pictures of god's and how they abuse the humans.
Arachne's work was obviously better, which made Athena extremely angry because of what the work was showing. She had a potion from Hecate, in which the person affected by it, would turn into a spider, so Athena threw it at Arachne.
Arachne turned into a spider and was condemned to weave silk for all eternity.
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