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Arachne was a great mortal weaver. She boasted that her skill was greater than that of Athena the goddess of crafts, which resulted in a contest between her and the goddess. In the end the mortal weaver won and the goddess turned Arachne into a spider.

Arachne simply means "spider" ( ἀράχνη ) in classical Greek.

A draw for myths & legends for arround april or may of this year... I done it in the hospital XD when i was injured. was fun casue i was full of wires and with my mac and my tablet i was with more wires, so i felt rly inside of a spiderweb :P... at least, I got my music.

photoshop CS/ intuos/ 5 hours/ music: Spiders by Moby (that guy is AWESOME, his concerts are great! come back to chile again man!!)


btw... I HATE spiders T_T they are my only phobia.
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DireRedemption Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student General Artist
MindBreakYusho Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
AwesomeAlex2001 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Utterly beautiful💝
TheHazardousTaco Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Awesome work. Background is awesome.
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
dang brings spiders to the next level :/
chelvo56 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's really cute and I mean both the Human and the spider part, Arachnophilia FTW!
Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
awesome work
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor Arachne . . .
TaintingGoodSouls Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
spider bitch spider does whatever a spider bitch does, spins a web everywhere don't go in no return LOOK OUT! HERE COME SPIDER BITCH....sry couldn't spiderman theme spoof btw spiders are my phobia too
Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
XD Awesome spoof.
BelladonnaBloodrose Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
You have managed to combine my phobia with an attractive woman. Well done.
browntm Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my fetish .____.
zombiehunter2 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
.w. .......of course
TheDeviantM Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Runeskyr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

Would Bang.
CJMoore25 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Runeskyr Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
With everything I had.
ChocolateRa Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Mmmm... She can catch me in her webs any day...
Auromar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
The Greek gods were very cruel and jealous. Athena is no exception. This poor, stunning and beautiful girl was turned into one of the most horrifying creatures known to man (somewhat a similar to the story of Medusa, also a victim of Athena)

The spider part of here body is so scary... but I finally got the balls to fav it anyway. :P
Moshe30350 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
do you have a list of the wrongs the gods did
Auromar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014

That list would be so long, that this page would only be able to display 3 comments :)

The ancient Greek gods were not necessarily good nor evil. They were a part of nature itself combining strong emotions with supernatural powers and immortality. Keeping them happy was to avoid their rage, just like giving lunch money to bullies. When these gods would become angry or jealous, they stole, murdered, raped, maimed and tortured both mankind as well as their fellow gods.
The many tales about the havoc caused by the gods, had the purpose of teaching us morals and values and to reflect on our own destructive capabilities and their consequences (much like religious texts today).
Notorious trouble makers in particular were Zeus, Athena and Apollo.

Moshe30350 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Don't forget Hera.

Can you give me like some kind of list of which god did wrong to a mortal or another god for each god. There got to be more then just Medusa and Arachine.

The moral of the greek gods stay away from them
SkyMod3Animeluls Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Have you played Dark Souls? You would feel guilty after talking to one of them.
Prifea Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful! <3
clokverkorange Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Good lord I just realized I've been browsing through your gallery for an hour. This is insanity. Great stuff.
AthinaThea Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ο Διαγωνισμός:
Εκεί έζησε κάποτε μια κόρη που ονομάζεται Αράχνη που θα μπορούσε να γυρίσει καλύτερα από τον καθένα στη γη. Έχει έπλεξε όμορφα σχέδια-όποιος είδε τους είχε μείνει με δέος. Δυστυχώς, Αράχνη μεγάλωσε ματαιόδοξος και υποστήριξε ότι θα μπορούσε να γυρίσει καλύτερα από ό, τι η θεά Αθηνά θα μπορούσε!
Μια μέρα, Αθηνά ακούσει για Αράχνη επαίρεται και αποφάσισε να μιλήσει μαζί της γι 'αυτό. Μεταμφιεσμένος ως μια ηλικιωμένη γυναίκα, η Αθηνά και Αράχνη πλησίασε είπε: «Νομίζω ότι θα πρέπει να σταματήσει να ενεργεί σαν να ήταν μια θεά. Είστε αλλά ένας φτωχός θνητός των οποίων οι δεξιότητες χλωμό σε σύγκριση με της Αθηνάς." Αράχνη περιφρόνησαν τη γριά και είπε ότι ευχαρίστως θα αμφισβητήσουν Αθηνά σε ένα κλώση διαγωνισμό. Σε μια στιγμή, η ηλικιωμένη γυναίκα έπεσε μεταμφίεση της, δείχνει τον πραγματικό της εαυτό. Δέχτηκε την πρόκληση.
Ο διαγωνισμός ξεκίνησε με τη μία. Αθηνά σκέψη του Αράχνη ύφανση ήταν αρκετά όμορφο, αλλά είδε ότι ο νεαρός θνητός ήταν πολύ ματαιόδοξος για την ομορφιά της δουλειάς της. Αυτό έκανε πολύ θυμωμένος Αθηνά, παρόλο που σκέφτηκε Αράχνη ήταν μια καλύτερη υφάντρα. Σκέφτηκε στάση Αράχνη ήταν πολύ ανόητο.
Αθηνά κοίταξε Αράχνη και είπε: «Επειδή σας αρέσει να υφάνει τόσο πολύ, ας δούμε πώς σας αρέσει που ζουν σε ιστούς που υφαίνουν για πάντα!" Με αυτό, Αράχνη είχε μετατραπεί σε μια αράχνη. Από εκείνη τη στιγμή, όλοι οι αράχνες τιμωρήθηκαν λόγω της Αράχνη, χρειάζεται να ζουν σε επίπεδες επιφάνειες που περιστρέφονται.
archangel1012345 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
spider.... *runs away* you did too well on it >.<
Graydrone Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ima gonna die lovin this weaver :D
MindDisruption Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Me gustaría saber que hubiese salido de esto si hubieses estado escuchando Tarantula de Pendulum en vez de Moby.. Encontré tu deviant hoy y miré muchas de tus obras. La verdad sos un genio. My bueno tu trabajo. Un saludo.
Sonakshiwolf14 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconthumbsupplz: awesomeness!
notyouneitherme Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fucking beautiful!
KanonSeaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Detesto las arañas, pero cielos, se ve aterradoramente hermosa
Demondragonsoul Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
i actually pity allot of the mortals that were tormented by the gods just because that they actually did better then them in certain crafts....

llike this story for example...just shows that goddesses are spitful bitches all of them....
anhpham88 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ThatWeirdStranger Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
beautiful work <3
ah-puch-zegno Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
<3 _<3 celestial..
Sword-King Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
That's lovely artwork, but you got the story wrong. It was the Athena who won, since no mortal could ever best a god, and then she turned Arachne into a spider as punishment for her foolish pride.
Princess-Kawaii-Kari Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
actually the story is correct, many variations of this story are around but the original is the one he stated
BlackHeart-Lover013 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Photographer
i admire spiders but there are some that are very creepy looking
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
As is, an actual spider.

Not a human with a spider's ass.
LadyEon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O Arachne!!! e.e

Que mal que le tengas fobia xD

Esta hermosa

Pero haz la version de Soul Eater e.e

Saludines desde Iquique :B
Firestormblaze Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Arachnophobia ..sad.
Multrox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Harry026Husky Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool ^^
Proto-Kardas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Wow... Atheana is a bitch of a sore loser...
Excellent Arachne!
kkshi99 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
i hate spiders TTwTT
DustStep Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome art and even better story (my favorite) =p
TheGreekNinja Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, not that I have a problem with it, but why don't your female subjects ever sport legitimate clothing?
Sha-Uchiha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because it's a type of fantasy clothing style in a time period.
and to my opinion is fun to draw. LOL XD
SpectrumBalance Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This is so beautiful. I'm in love! :love:
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