Mysterious Spider Creates Stonehenge of Silk

We just passed another winter solstice, which means there were plenty of people gathered at Stonehenge on December 21st watching the sunrise and trying to figure out what it all means. Perhaps they should ask a spider. Specifically, a mysterious spider that spins tiny Stonehenge-like structures out of silk. Does it line them up with the sun? The first “Silkhenge” was discovered in 2013 in the Tambopata National Reserve in southeastern Peru by Georgia Institute of Technology graduate student Troy Alexander. Underneath a tarp, he found an odd spider-made structure consisting of a tiny ball surrounded by what looked like tiny Continue Reading

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Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire

(Creation story of the Choctaw People of Tennessee and Mississippi) The Choctaw People say that when the People first came-up out of the ground, People were encased in cocoons, their eyes closed, their limbs folded tightly to their bodies. And this was true of all People, the Bird People, the Animal People, the Insect People, and the Human People. The Great Spirit took pity on them and sent down someone to unfold their limbs, dry them off, and open their eyes. But the opened eyes saw nothing, because the world was dark, no sun, no moon, not even any stars. All Continue Reading

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