Three Stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses

In all three of the following myths, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, there is the concept of man’s pride and then his fall before God (in this case a god or several gods). He is then turned into a part of nature in punishment.

The first myth is Arachne and Minerva. Arachne is a woman who has been taught by the goddess Minerva to weave. She pridefully believes herself to be the best weaver. Minerva, her own pride hurt, challenges her to a weaving contest. Arachne wins. Enraged, the goddess changes Arachne into a Continue reading