Ovid tells a story about Arachne, who spun such fine tapestries that
the goddess Minerva turned her into a spider: Jealousy personified could
[not] find any flaw in the work. ... she sprinkled Arachne with the juice
of WELCOME HOME Hecate's herb.... the girl's hair
dropped out, her nostrils and her ears went too,and her head shrank almost
to nothing. Her whole body... became tiny... and all the rest of her was
belly; from that belly, she yet spins her thread...
Ovid, Metamorphoses (c. 5 A.D.).