Arachne is a woman who boasts that she is better at weaving than Minerva, goddess of weaving. One day, she challenges a disguised Minerva to a weaving contest. Arachne weaves the superior tapestry, depicting the gods in various disguises raping and deceiving mortals. Furious, Minerva punishes Arachne’s arrogance by transforming her into a spider.
Arachne Quotes in Metamorphoses
The Metamorphoses quotes below are all either spoken by Arachne or refer to Arachne . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Book 6: Arachne Quotes
Arachne Character Timeline in Metamorphoses
The timeline below shows where the character Arachne appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 6: Arachne
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