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No classical sources?[edit]

No-one seems to offer any classical sources for the second and third versions of the story. The second appears to be a modern story by James Baldwin; the third has no source. Is there any reason not to remove them? Peter coxhead (talk) 17:12, 15 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Major problems with "In popular culture" section[edit]

The "In popular culture" section for this article is a complete bloated mess. I needs to be seriously whittled down, if not outright deleted altogether. This article should be much more focused on the actual myth of Arachne rather than popular culture references to it. The "In popular culture" section seems to make up nearly half the entire article, but is frightfully lacking in citations. Furthermore, most of these popular culture references are completely and totally irrelevant to the subject of the article. --Katolophyromai (talk) 21:15, 21 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I will be deleting the parts of this section that I consider totally irrelevant right now. I will leave behind the other parts of the section that may still be salvageable. --Katolophyromai (talk) 21:17, 21 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


In the part 'Influence', it is said that the word 'Arachnids' comes from the name Arachne. However, the Ancient Greek word ἀράχνη (meaning spider) seems to have a Pre-Greek origin. It looks like the name Arachne comes from the word 'spider', instead of vice versa. Wikifan153 (talk) 09:08, 13 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


arachne 1st version (talk) 16:38, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Different Interpretation?[edit]

Now I know that there were many versions of this tale as is Greek mythology, but I swore from what I read, Athena didn't turn Arachne into a spider out of pity. However, I believe I may be wrong BlobCatthe2nd (talk) 11:47, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]