|—||Angela Carter, “The Lady of the House of Love” (via words-and-coffee)|
“Okay your job is to keep the pandas in their pen.”
“And I get paid to do this.”
Panda: Someone was paid to keep us in the pen! Let’s all climb over it!
Arachne (“Spider”) is one of my favourite mythological characters ever :D And she wasn’t a goddess or a nymph, she was a mortal woman!
Arachne was an amazing weaver who someday went so far as to say she was even better than Athena. Wrong, girl, that’s not the way with the Olympic gods! Athena was offended and set a contest between them. There are two stories about what happened next:
1- Arachne won the contest because she was awesome AND Athena got mad AND, plus, Arachne made a tapestry about the loves, lies and all the dirty affairs of the gods, so it was even worse (Arachne was a rebel, yeah), and Athena got even MORE MAD AT HER. And she slapped her and turned her into a spider.
2- Arachne lost and hanged herself. Athena took pity on her and turned her into a spider, so she could continue weaving.
I always loved how brave and haughty Arachne was ;)
like i really hope this isn’t my last tweet before i die
✿ plants are friends ✿
I really need to use more traditional media cause its really quite calming