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No.18/ The myth of Arachne and Athena

18th TED-ED – TAW coproduction

Synopsis: 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.

View full lesson: The myth of Arachne and Athena – Iseult Gillespie

Length: 04 min 29 sec

Release date: Feb 8, 2018

Educator: Iseult Gillespie

Director: Mette Ilene Holmriis

Producer: The Animation Workshop

Associate Producer: Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby

Content Producer: Gerta Xhelo

Editorial Producer: Alex Rosenthal

Narrator: Addison Anderson

About Mette: Mette Ilene Holmriis is a Copenhagen based animator and director with a passion for bringing characters to life. She graduated from The Animation Workshop in 2009 and has been working in feature films as well as commercial and games with international clients and partners.