Unformatted text preview: o Violent arrogance. o Overstepping boundaries. -Arachne’s Hubris: -Athena’s reaction: o Athena accepts the challenge. o The weaving contest between Athena and Arachne. o Arachne weaves insulting images of the Gods. o Athena weaves imagines of Gods punishing mortals for their pride. o Athena Bitch Slaps Arachne. o Arachne hangs herself; Athena transforms her into a spider. o It is where we get the word Arachnid! Foundation Myth of Athens. -First King: Cecrops. -Contest between Poseidon and Athena. -Zeus had to mediate between the two. -The people said they would decide on the deity who gave better gift to the city....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course CLASSICS 224 taught by Professor Kitchel during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).
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