The story of Arachne, from Greek mythology, has been told over centuries, from the literature of Ovid to the present day. Such was her skill and mastery in spinning and weaving that she one day challenged the goddess Minerva to a contest, to put her skills to the test. Arachne won, but defying the gods has its consequences, and Minerva ended up turning her into a spider so that she would have to weave forevermore.