Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spidy. Any bigger, and I would be the one crawling on it, rather than the other way around. Do you know about the mythological story of Arachne? She was a very talented weaver who made the mistake of challenging Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, who transformed Arachne into a spider (the winner depends on which version you read, but according to Ovid's version, it was Arachne). That's why the spiders are called "arachnids" and where words like arachnohobia come from. The Prado museum has one of Velázquez's most factual paintings that depict this story: "Las Hilanderas" ("The Spinners" or "The Fable of Arachne"). #spider #arachnid #animals #bigspider #montrealinsectarium #insectarium #montreal #canada #incagraphy #nomadinca #mythology

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