"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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