"I don't fear the goddess Athene. My skills are as good as her skills, but I think my skills are better. Old woman, you must live somewhere far away from this village. Everyone knows that I am the greatest of all."
"I warn you young woman, that you may equal the goddess Athene's work, but there is always a punishment when exceeding a goddess.
Arachne was once a beautiful woman that could weave. She got turn into a spider by the goddess Athené from showing too much pride.Too much pride will lead to negative consequences. Arachne showed too much pride about weaving and challenged Athené, but failed.
WOW! I can't decide which picture is better.
One day, the goddess Athené had heard that there was a girl that have weaving skills as good as her skills. Everyone have admired the weaving of the great Arachne, but Athené. She was curious to see what Arachne's skills are like compare to her. She saw that the girl show good pride when doing her work.
Arachne's great weaving skills had made Athené jealous about her great weaving. Athené disguise herself as a old woman to observe Arachne's weaving skills. She had heard the village said that Arachne was better than all the people in the village, maybe Athené.
When Athene shown herself, Arachne boast about her skills. Pride doesn't always lead you to a good consequence. It could lead you into a bad consequence like in this story. Arachne challenge Athene to a weaving competition and feels certain about being the winner. Athene got mad and started weaving. She saw that Arachne copied her, but added more detail to her picture.
Athene got angry and shredded Arachne's picture. With pride, Athene transformed Arachne into a creature many fear. Then Arachne's body had start to be smaller. Her limbs grow crooked. She had sprouted four spider legs on each of her sides. Athene had turn Arachne into a spider.
Hahahahhaha!!!! That is what your get Arachne!
Arachne and her descendants has to be spiders for eternity. They will weave forever in their lives to remember what Arachne did. Pride had lead disadvantages to Athene and Arachne.