Spiders are one of the most delicate creatures in the world that American Indian folk lore believes they play an important role in much of their lore and histories of their people.
Spider is Grandmother, to the Native Americans, they are the link to the past and future. In India it's associated with Maya, the weaver of illusions.
With its gentle strength, Spider spins together the threads of life with intricate webs. Some cultures believe that they are the original creators of the written language therefore leading to the spoken word. Should you find the spider totem in your life maybe she is sharing that you should speak your mind or maybe you are born to write.
Spider is believed to know that the past affects the future and vise versa. To dream of them or should they come to cross your path frequently, they are attempting to bring you a message of changes that may benefit you in your life path. They encourage us to use our talents and our inherent nature to create. In doing so our dreams to a fulfilled life will be reached.
There are many “spider woman stories in the American Indian culture. One of the common features of those stories are wisdom symbolized with spiders' webs (for example, she taught the human how to weave). Also generally accepted are the ideas that her "thread" connects the human world and the world of spirits or the "above world" and the "below world". Spider Woman also weaves the "relationship" of the Web of Life and all beings.
Truly they are wonderful creatures and are nothing to be feared. Trust the appearance of the spider in your dreams or on your path. In her traits she has direction for you.
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