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14 07, 2017

Arachne and Athena – the Arachne story in Greek mythology

By |2018-10-02T09:32:08-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|8 Comments

The Arachne story: Greek women weaving at a warp-weighted loom - Athens, 500s BC Who was Arachne? Arachne was a girl who lived in Greece a long long time ago (in the story; this is a story). She was a very good weaver and spinner. Who invented weaving?  Why did women spin? Arachne wove all sorts of beautiful pictures into her cloth, and people [...]

12 07, 2017

Who is Athena? Ancient Greek gods

By |2019-02-05T05:07:19-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Birth of Athena Who are Athena's parents? Athena is one of the younger Greek goddesses; she is Zeus's daughter. Her mother was Metis (Wisdom). More about Zeus More Greek gods All our Ancient Greece articles How was Athena born? The story is that Zeus swallowed Metis, already pregnant with Athena, and then Athena [...]