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Arachne (Greek mythological character)

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Personal name headingArachne (Greek mythological character)
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Variant(s)Αραχνη (Greek mythological character)
Aracne (Greek mythological character)
아라크네 (Greek mythological character)
Arak'ŭne (Greek mythological character)
Арахна (Greek mythological character)
Arakhna (Greek mythological character)
Арахнея (Greek mythological character)
Arakhnei︠a︡ (Greek mythological character)
阿剌克涅 (Greek mythological character)
Alakenie (Greek mythological character)
Associated countryGreece
Special noteNon-Latin script references not evaluated.
Found inArachne's golden gloves!, 2018: title page (Arachne)
Wikipedia, January 15, 2020 (Arachne (from Ancient Greek: αραχνη = arachnē) is the protagonist of a tale in Greco-Roman mythology known primarily from the version told by the Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE-17 CE), which is the earliest extant source for the story. In Book Six of his epic poem Metamorphoses, Ovid recounts how the talented mortal Arachne, daughter of Idmon, challenged Minerva, goddess of wisdom and crafts, to a weaving contest. When Minerva could find no flaws in the tapestry Arachne had woven for the contest, the goddess became enraged and beat the girl with her shuttle. After Arachne hanged herself out of shame, she was transformed into a spider) Spanish version (Aracne) French version (Arachné) Korean version (아라크네 = Arak'ŭne) Russian version (Арахна = Arakhna; or Арахнея = Arakhnei︠a︡) Chinese version (阿剌克涅 = Alakenie)
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