A mortal dared to come in competition with Minerva. That mortal was Arachne. A maiden with skills in the arts of weaving and embroidery that he nymphs themselves would leave their groves and fountains to come gaze upon.
There was another contest, in which a mortal dared to come in competition with Minerva. The mortal was Arachne.
" Challenge your fellow mortals but do not compete with a goddess"
i have much experience.. i hope you will not despise my counsel.
I am not afraid of the goddess;let her try her skill; if she dare venture
These were meant as warnings to her rival to give up the contest before it was too late.
Arachne once, as poets tell, A Goddess at her art defied And soon, the daring mortal fell The hapless victim to her pride.
As the contest was being lost, Miranva was transformed into a spider due to the intense sense of pride she held to win the competition