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What is Athena proud of?
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What is the differences between arachne and Athena?
Asked in Athena (Minerva)
How did Athena punish people?
She was generally a nice Goddess, rarely punishing anyone. However, she did lose her temper sometimes. There was Arachne, a weaver, and she claimed to weave better than Athena. They then had a "weave-off" and what Arachne weaved sort of made fun of the Gods. This made Athena mad, and Athena insulted her. Then, Arachne hung herself. After feeling very bad, Athena turned her into a spider so she could always weave. Once, Tiresias saw Athena naked after a bath, and she blinded him. However, she felt sorry for him, so she gave him the capability to see the future. So, you see, Athena gets mad, realizes it was a bit too much, and alters it a bit. There was also Medusa, who Athena turned into a monster because she was too proud and full of herself.
Asked in Greek and Roman Mythologies
How is arachnids related to mythology?
Arachnids are related to mythology because a maid called Arachne was so proud of her abilities to weave that she challenged the goddess, Athena to a weaving competition. Arachne boasted that she would easily win. When Arachne lost to Athena, she hung herself in shame. Athena saw her do this so she turned the hanging rope into a web and turned Arachne into a arachnid so she can forever weave with her descendants.
Asked in Greek and Roman Mythologies, Medusa
Which greek god turned Medusa's once proud locks into ringlets of hissing snakes?
Medusa was the high priestess of Athena. She was beautiful and was desired by many men. One day Poseidon, Lord of the sea and earthquakes, took Medusa into Athena's temple and raped her. Athena was furious, for being a priestess of Athena, she had to keep her maidenhood like the goddess. So to make sure this didn't happen again, Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon with snakes for hair and eyes that turn people to stone.