Spider symbolism is extensive in folklore and mythology with spiders being seen as weavers of fate and oracles of death. This will focus on Halloween spider symbolism because spiders and their webs are consistently found woven throughout this spooky holiday.
Historically, spider symbolism took a dark turn at the time of the Witch Hunts. Like other nocturnal creatures, spiders were seen as an evil companion of witches and they became a bad omen.
Another reason spiders are seen as creepy, crawly creatures is because of where they like to hang out. Spiders can often be found in dark abandoned places like spooky houses, graveyards, creepy caves and dark dungeons. This makes it easy to associate spiders with abandoned and spooky places.
Add to all this the fact that some spiders are so deadly they can kill humans, and it’s no wonder spiders are looked at as scary creatures of the night. (King Halloween).
First picture taken with a Canon EOS 5D and Canon EF 50mm f1. Second taken with a Panasonic Lumix GF1 and Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6