Spider Women

  Spider Woman was mythologized by the Keresan Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo people. Each tribe sees this mythic figure differently, yet there is no need to depict her in a realistic form. Instead she is described in symbols on petroglphs that reflect her attributes. She is a metaphor for something small and invisible yet very powerful. She represents creativity, spirit, old age, and wisdom. Though the people who made the petroglyphs have since migrated to new lands, Spider Women’s trail stretches back into the canyons of Utah, where centuries ago people lived and engraved her story on the rocks for future generations to read.