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Spider Woman

Spider WomanSpider Woman is an important goddess among many southwestern Native American tribes. Though occasionally destructive, she is nearly always portrayed as beneficent. The Keresan Spider Woman created everything there is by thinking, dreaming, or naming; she taught the people how to plant seeds. Cherokee Grandmother spider brought people the sun and fire; she taught them pottery, weaving, and how to make ceremonial blessings.

SpiderWoman is responsible for bringing fire among the Pueblo, Tewa, and Kiwa tribes. A spider woman named Biliku, found in the Indian subcontinent, also brought fire and light. For the Hopi, Spider Woman is a creator who helped the people during their emergence, created the moon, has the power to give and take life, and is connected to hunting and agriculture.

Spider Woman is a reminder that good comes from everywhere. Even the lowly spider, sometimes dismissed as irrelevant, has the power to create and teach.


From GODDESS KNOWLEDGE CARDS,
Susan Eleanor Boulet Trust. Text by Michael Babcock.
Published by Pomegranate
Box 6099, Rohnert Park, California 94927


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May 2004
Table of Contents
May Daykeeper Home
Haiti--Regime Change Strikes Again, Part II
A Note on Dick Cheney
Alex Miller-Mignone: Tecumseh's Curse, Black Hole Saturn, and the U.S. Progressed Sun
Crystal's Eclipse Full Moon Prayerful Tools for Divine Liberation
Daily Success Guide
May 1 through 31
Monthly Astrological Influences, May 2004
General Sun Signs,
May 2004
Retrograde Watch—
Six Planets Stationing this Month
May Skywatch
Goddess of the Month:
Spider Woman
Books Reviewed:
Vicki Noble, The Double Goddess
Astrology Favorites: The Mysteries of Venus
Sign of the Month: Taurus—Maya's Sun Sign Archives

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