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How are Arachne and Athena similar?

Arachne was a girl who lived in Greece a long time ago. Arachne began telling people she was better at spinning and weaving than the goddess Athena was. Athena was also known as a good spinner and weaver. Athena was mad that Arachne would say that, and she challenged Arachne to a weaving contest.

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Then, what did Athena do Arachne?

The book describes Arachne as "the greatest weaver in the world—her fate's the proof of it. She had the bad luck to defeat the goddess Athena in a weaving contest. Athena was a sore loser, and Arachne is now a spider, creating only for Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival, by special arrangement.

Furthermore, why did Athena get mad at Arachne? InSpite of being blessed with excellent weaving skills, Arachne was too arrogant. This made Athena furious because she was one of the best in weaving skills. She became angry at Arachne's foolishness at the beginning of the story.

In this way, why does Athena turn Arachne into a spider?

Athena brought her back to life and turned her into a spider, in order to let her weave all the time. Athena won in this version, and Arachne was devastated that she could no longer weave. Out of pity, Athena transformed her into a spider, so she could continue weaving without having to break her oath.

What appears in Arachne's weaving that so upsets Athena?

According to the myth, Arachne was a very famous and talented weaver. Athena is so angry at Arachne's bragging that she decides she will weave a message and a warning. She wove four stories of humans who thought themselves equal to the gods, who were later punished by the gods for their boasting.

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