noun Classical Mythology.
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Now all that was downright selfish; it reminds one of a story—a sort of fairy-tale—about Minerva and Arachne.
Some of these names are difficult to explain,—especially the last, which reminds us of the Greek legend of Arachne.The Romance of the Milky Way|Lafcadio Hearn
The goddess, relenting, changed Arachne into a spider, and she continues her weaving to this day.The Spell of Belgium|Isabel Anderson
Arachne was a young girl who was famous for her skill in embroidery and weaving.'Round the Year in Myth and Song|Florence Holbrook
The nymphs shivered at this, and an aged woman, who was looking on, turned to Arachne.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew|Josephine Preston Peabody