Mette Ilene Holmriis
Animation and illustration

The amazing story of Arachne

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The amazing story of Arachne

From sailors who were turned into pigs, nymphs that sprouted into trees, and a gaze that converted the beholder to stone, Greek mythology brims with shape-shifters. The powerful Gods usually changed their own forms at will

- but for mortals, the mutations were often unwanted.

Iseult Gillespie shares how one such unnerving transformation befell the spinner Arachne.


Lesson by Iseult Gillespie,


Direction, design and animation by Mette Ilene Holmriis.

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-o...

 From  sailors who were turned into pigs, nymphs that sprouted into trees, and  a gaze that converted the beholder to stone, Greek mythology brims with  shape-shifters. The powerful Gods usually changed their own forms at  will    - but for mortals, the mutations were often unwanted.   Iseult Gillespie shares how one such unnerving transformation befell the spinner Arachne.      Lesson by Iseult Gillespie,    Direction, Design and animation by Mette Ilene Holmriis.

From sailors who were turned into pigs, nymphs that sprouted into trees, and a gaze that converted the beholder to stone, Greek mythology brims with shape-shifters. The powerful Gods usually changed their own forms at will

- but for mortals, the mutations were often unwanted.

Iseult Gillespie shares how one such unnerving transformation befell the spinner Arachne.


Lesson by Iseult Gillespie,

Direction, Design and animation by Mette Ilene Holmriis.

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