One of my favorite stories from mythology is that of Arachne challenging Goddess Athena in a weaving contest. Women in ancient Greece, especially the city state of Athens, were pretty much confined to the home. A characteristic of a "virtuous" woman was a good weaver- even the wife of a Cesar would weave. Arachne fancied herself more skilled than Athena, and in the challenge, enraged the goddess. She was changed into a spider to weave for eternity. Mortals never win against the gods, silly Arachne.
Thank you, darling Sophanista.