Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Spider Woman

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Spider Woman
Spider Woman

Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Spider Woman

Name: Spider Woman

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Tribal affiliation: Navajo

Name in Navajo: Na’ashjéii Asdzáá

Also spelled: Na ashje’ii ‘Asdzáá

Pronunciation: nah-ahsh-jay-ee ahs-dzah (Navajo)

Type: Goddess, spider, wise woman

Related figures in other tribes: Spider Grandmother (Hopi)

Spider Woman is one of the most important deities of traditional Navajo religion. Unlike the Hopi Spider Grandmother, the Navajo Spider Woman is not considered the creator of humans, but she is their constant helper and benefactor. Spider Woman was the advisor of the heroic twins Monster-Slayer and Born-for-Water, taught the people the arts of weaving and agriculture, and appears in many legends and folktales to “save the day,” protect the innocent, and restore harmony to the world.

Source: native-languages

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