Arachne by matthughes
Once a beautiful Lydian maiden, Arachne challenged the goddess, Athena, to a test of skill. Arachne felt confident that she could weave as beautiful a tapestry as the goddess herself. Her confidence was well placed. Athena, however, became enraged with Arachne's ability to match even the gods and lashed out at Arachne humiliating her in front of the entire town. Arachne was so ashamed by this that she attempted to commit suicide. Seeing the pain she had caused this poor girl, Athena saved Arachne just before her attempt was successful and turned her into a beautiful spider, destined to carry out eternity weaving her web.