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What does the spider represent within magic?



Asked by Isaac, Last updated: Oct 15, 2020

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jsscavis607

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Answered Jul 03, 2019

Requires a symbol of death

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Requires a symbol of death

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 08, 2016

The spider is a weaver of illusion, a symbol of the fates, the grandmother. the symbol of 8 is evident in its shape and the amount of legs.8 is the symbol of mysticismand infinity. they represent the wheel of life and the rhythm of nature. they teach us how to keep balance. they are the epitome of the creative force. they are the ultimate feminine energy. they can teach us of the past and the future. they are the guardians of the ancient languages. symbols of death and rebirth. they are the lunar symbol. they are very delicate animals- thus they symbolise strength and gentleness. they are the emblem of witchcraft. there webs are labyrinthine, maze-like structures. magical theory tells us that spider taught women how to weave. they suck the juices out of their prey, leaving nothing but dead husks behind- similar to the succubus and vampire. various species cannabalise there mates and offspring. they terrify people in modern culture such as harry potters aragog and tolkiens shelob. shelob is a primal chthonic goddess. black widows are the ones most associated with witchcraft due to their venomous potential, they are considered the symbol of the femme fatale. they are the metaphors for the dangers of sex that is that is is to some a trap that leads to the death of mens immortal souls. it is the emblem of fertility and the female generative power. birth, death, destiny, acquisition of wealth. power and magical knowledge. there are many female spider goddesses such as arachne who was the weaver nof tapestries, she was transformed into a spider by athena. she might have been hanged and then transformed by athena or arachne hanged herself and then athena transformed the rope into into a web and arachne into a spider. askhe-tanne-mat-anu is a spider goddess with long fingerswho guides babies through the birth canal. female spider deities of native american mythology. spider-woman, or the old spider grandmother who rescues people from disaster, is a sponsor of culture heroes and performs miraculous actions like providing people with fire. she is said to be the creatrix of all people and animals. morticia of the addams family whose tight black spider gown is intended to evoke the magical black widow (info from animal speak and the element encyclopedia od witchcraft)
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