I am… I am but the star dust that tumbles I am but the twig that snaps beneath your umbels…

Arachne…

was a mortal woman and talented weaver who challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts. When Athena saw that Arachne had not only insulted the gods, but done so with a work far more beautiful than Athena's own, she was enraged. She ripped Arachne's work into shreds, and sprinkled her with Hecate's potion, turning her into a spider and cursing her and her descendants to weave for all of time.

was a mortal woman and talented weaver who challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts. When Athena saw that Arachne had not only insulted the gods, but done so with a work far more beautiful than Athena’s own, she was enraged. She ripped Arachne’s work into shreds, and sprinkled her with Hecate’s potion, turning her into a spider and cursing her and her descendants to weave for all of time. Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~

 

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3 responses

  1. Sarah

    Haunting. Beautiful.

    September 8, 2015 at 12:50 am

  2. September 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

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