It was Spider Woman who preserved
the Dine (Navajo) people from the
evils that surrounded them when they emerged into the Third-World.
For this reason she became one of their most cherished Gods. It was
also Spider Women who taught the Dine to weave. Spider Women told the
Dine ancestors of the first weaving loom constructed by her husband.
He made the cross poles of sky and earth cords; the warp sticks of
sun rays, lengthwise to cross the woof;
the healds of rock crystal and sheet lightning, to maintain the
condition of the fibers. For the batten he choose a sun halo to seal the
joints, and a comb of white shell to clean the strands.