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Sew and So

Weavers Stories, Poetry and Mythology

Fairy Tales
In fairy tales, spinners and weavers often display qualities of power, wisdom and magic.

Kalevala
The Finnish epic poem, the Kalevala, has many references to the weaving and spinning goddesses. Here are some passages from this famous folklore.

Spinning and Weaving Goddesses
The arts of spinning and weaving have magical properties to the uninitiated. Spinners and weavers have been revered throughout the ages, in many cultures.

Spinning and Weaving Stories
Modern-day stories and poetry about weaving and spinning.

To Suzanne
A beautiful weaver’s poem.

Arachne
Arachne was gifted in the art of weaving, but her tapestry offended Athena. This led to tragic consequences.

Neith – “One Who Is”
Neith is one of the oldest Egypptian goddesses. She was both a goddess of war and a goddess of weaving.

Orihime, Kengyuu and Tanabata
The star Vega is often called Orihime Boshi(Weaving Princess Star). When Vega is prominent in the night sky, the Tanabata festival celebrates improvement of technical skills and ability.

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