Arachne challenged Athena to a tapestry contest. Her arrogance in thinking she could beat Athena (which, in fairness, she did) caused the goddess to get so angry she destroyed Arachne's work and condemned her. Arachne hung herself in grief at the goddess' rejection and in pity Athena... turned her into a spider.

2015  :  33 x 43cm  :  cotton thread on cotton calico