Top Ten Spider/Part Spider Mythical Creatures

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So, you think real life spiders are scary enough (or cool enough in case you love spiders like me)? Well, check these mythical spiders out!

The Top Ten

1 Jorõgumo Jorõgumo

Holy crap please don't tell me this was the spider I swatted last night - TwilightKitsune

Jorõgumo is a spider that can turn into a beautiful woman from the Japanese mythology. She looks for a house with a lonely man inside, plays a biwa to distract him, and cover him with webs and devours him alive while he's distracted - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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2 Arachne

You can already tell that she's a spider from her name (sounds similar to "Arachnida" which is a class spiders belong to. Well, the word "Arachnida" comes from her name). Arachne was once mortal, but she was transformed into a spider by Athena after she challenged the Goddess of wisdom and crafts to a weaving challenge - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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4 Anansi

Anansi is a creature from the African culture. He's depicted in many ways: a regular spider, a spider with clothes, or a man with spider legs - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

5 Ai Apaec

Ai Apaec is the chief deity of the Mochica culture. He's depicted as a spider-like creature with a human face and jaguar fangs - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

6 Iktomi

Iktomi is a spider-trickster spirit from the Lakotan mythology and is a culture hero for Lakotan people - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 Areop-Enap

Areop-Enap is a creature who played a major role in the creation of the world according to the Nauruan mythology - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

8 Spider Grandmother

Spider Grandmother is an important creation figure in the mythology of many Native American cultures - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

9 Uttu

Not to be confused with Utu, the solar deity. Uttu is the Goddess of weaving and clothing from the Sumerian mythology - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

10 J'ba Fofi

J'ba Fofi is a cryptozoological creature said to exist in Congo - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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