There is nothing paranormal about a spider besides them terrifying many with arachnophobia but when looking at them with a mythological viewpoint, the spider is a very interesting creature that has almost a paranormal look to it. So let's explore the legend and the myth of this arachnid.
The spider in Ancient Egypt was always associated with the goddess Neith. It was associated with Neith because she was known as the spinner and weaver of destiny.
The Greek Myth
The Ancient Greeks had their myth about Arachne, who boasted that she was the best weaver, so her and Athena had a contest, because Arachne was so haughty Athena punished her. Arachne became depressed and full of guilt that hung herself. Athena took pity on the woman and turned her into a spider, so that's why the spider weaves according to the mythology.
In African myths the spider is a creation deity named Anansi. Anansi is a trickster spider and the tales about him are best-known in West Africa. In the myths he's said to be responsible for creating the sun, the stars, and the moon.
There is a Japanese myth about a hero named Minamoto who was tricked by a Tsuchigumo (which means Earth Spiders) by it looking like a little boy. Once he found out he saved himself and that the little boy indeed was a giant spider.
North American Myth
The Native American culture has made many legends aout the spider. The Lakota people believed that the spider as a trickster. The southwestern Native American myths have a spider myth called, spider grandmother. Spider grandmother was responsible for the stars in the sky.