, and protector
of life to many southwestern Native American
cultures. She is often portrayed as an old woman or spider
and is often referred to as Grandmother Spider. Stories about Spider Woman often revolve around her weaving the earth together and creating
life from clay.
Also a comic book
character that first appeared in the second series of Marvel Comics
' Amazing Spider-man, Issue #5
, and then went on to star in her own series of comics.