to seek solace
to look for
to search for
a dependable ally
before childhood's end
Not even Pallas Athena nor blue-fevered Envy
Could damn Arachne's work.
The brown haired goddess Raged at the girl's success,
struck through her loom,
Tore down the scenes of wayward joys in heaven
-- OvidArachne was a Greek woman who was an exceptionally skilled weaver. She boasted that her weaving was better than that of the goddess Pallas Athena. As is the wont of all gods, that brought Athena's wrath down on Arachne's head. Athena in rage slashed Arachne's face, and then turned her into a spider.