Lydian woman who boasted she was the best weaver that existed, and so challenged the goddess Athena to compete with her. Arachnes work was indeed better, and the goddess got so angry that she destroyed the girls tapestry, depicting the gods romances. Arachne the hung herself, but Athena saved her by transforming the rope to a cobweb and turning Arachne into a spider, forever weaving masterpieces.

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