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Antonio Tempesta, “Arachne in araneam a Pallade convertitur (Athena Changing Arachne into a Spider)",1606, This image depicts Minerva turning Arachne into a spider after Arachne tries to hang herself. It is interesting that Minerva's arm is outstretched perhaps that is the artist's way of depicting her sprinkling Hecate's herb on Arachne.

Antonio Tempesta, “Arachne in araneam a Pallade convertitur (Athena Changing Arachne into a Spider)",1606, This image depicts Minerva turning Arachne into a spider after Arachne tries to hang herself. It is interesting that Minerva's arm is outstretched perhaps that is the artist's way of depicting her sprinkling Hecate's herb on Arachne.

20. Arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias. When asked by peers what one is scared of, spiders and snakes are most common. Peer influence has a large impact on our beliefs as humans.

20. Arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias. When asked by peers what one is scared of, spiders and snakes are most common. Peer influence has a large impact on our beliefs as humans.

In Greco-Roman mythology, Arachne was a mortal woman and talented weaver who challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, and was transformed into a spider. Spiders are called "arachnids".

In Greco-Roman mythology, Arachne was a mortal woman and talented weaver who challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, and was transformed into a spider. Spiders are called "arachnids".

Athena and Arachne illustration by Edouard Sandoz from Olivia E. Coolidge's Greek Myths 1949 #vintage #spider #mythology

Athena and Arachne illustration by Edouard Sandoz from Olivia E. Coolidge's Greek Myths 1949 #vintage #spider #mythology

Unknown Artist - Arachne transformed into a spider by Pallas Athena. Tags: arachne, pallas athene, pallas athena, transformations, metamorphoses,

Unknown Artist - Arachne transformed into a spider by Pallas Athena. Tags: arachne, pallas athene, pallas athena, transformations, metamorphoses,

1. The Greek story of Arachne To read this condensed version, double click the image to enlarge and then click the forward arrow.

1. The Greek story of Arachne To read this condensed version, double click the image to enlarge and then click the forward arrow.

"Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow Arachne! blah blah blahh" -Athena  I don't even have a cow lady. And I still look better than you. I have more legs than you. And they're longer than yours! HA! #fabulous #spider

"Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow Arachne! blah blah blahh" -Athena I don't even have a cow lady. And I still look better than you. I have more legs than you. And they're longer than yours! HA! #fabulous #spider

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