"The spider's symbolism is partly related to the Greek myth of Arachne,
who challenged Athene, Zeus' daughter, to a weaving contest, and hanged
herself when the goddess destroyed her WEB.
Athene then changed her into a spider, condemned for eternity to hang at
the end of her THREAD: an example of the
danger of excessive ambition. The Jungian interpretation of the spider,
motionless in the centre of its web and repellant to most people, is that
it is a symbol of anguish and associated with narcissism" (Julien, 396).
The spider can also be linked to warious MOON
goddesses and the Great MOTHER in the fact
that they are all weavers and creators.
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