I love myths and not because so many of the old myths and fairy tales have handspinners in them. That’s just a bonus for me. I love the old stories because in them, people are fools just like they are today. Its nice to know that our smart phones and fast food haven’t changed us much.
There are other versions of Arachne’s story but this is one is the best. Mine is an absolutely faithful and 100% accurate retelling of the tale you’ll find in Ovid’s Metamorphosis (Book 6). Really. There is no need at all you you to go read Ovid, the greatest of all the Roman poets. It would simply be a waste of your time.
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18 Comments on "Spinning in Cowgirl Boots – The Tale of Arachne"
I love the myth of Arachnia so much I named my knitting business after her (and my Loom after the Goddess Athena). You cannot believe how happy this made me!!! I would love to hear more stories and watch you spin, I could waste all day watching you! Oh, and you have the most soothing voice ever….
You love it because you are a nerd like me! Which is a good thing, nerds rule.
I may do more of these silly little videos. Each one helps me to get over my phobia of all the tech stuff that goes into making them.
That was great!. Thanks! Spider is one of my spirit guides and they love to bite me….
The internet says spider spirit guides are gentle are creative (I just looked it up). That sounds like a wonderful thing. Suffering through spiders bites sounds terrible though! Ouch.
Jenn, will you please make more of these videos? Please? Your telling is wonderful and the spinning is hypnotic. Perfect bedtime watching and educational too!
Okay! I’ll put another of these on my to-do list.
Thanks for the WONDERFUL feedback.
Me too, me too! LOL, your spinning was hypnotic! What fiber is it that you are spinning.
Love the stories about Arachne….fear and loathe spiders!
Hypnotic huh? Hmmm.. Maybe I could some how use this to get people to do my bidding!
I’ll get another tale together. I had fun making that little video. And the fiber is polwarth. I’m spinning it at light fingering weight and I have no idea what I’ll be doign with it. Yet…..
Excellent retelling, accurate in every detail (that matters)! But watching you spin was the icing on the cake. I became so absorbed in that motion and the sound of your voice, I forgot I was watching a video.
And yep, on the “humans haven’t changed” thing. I think every observation that could ever be made was recorded by the Greeks and Romans, and everything since has been a retelling. Shakespeare. Van Morrison. I remember coming across a version of “Look, your shoelace is untied!” in an Early Irish tale.
Thank you for this lovely video! 🙂
You are very welcome! I had fun makign that little video and trying out my story telling skills. I’ll have to come up with another one. 🙂