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Grandmother Spider

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Grandmother Spider
(Deity)
Titles Nana Anadi
The Weaver
Alignment Neutral
Areas of Concern Twilight
Weaving
Illusion
Family
Worshipers Anadi, people of Nurvatchta
Cleric Alignments
Domains Charm, Community, Darkness, Luck, Trickery
Subdomains Curse, Deception, Family, Fate, Night, Thievery
Favored Weapon Net
Symbol Four-pointed hollow webbed diamond
Sacred Animal Spider

Source: Faiths of Golarion, pg(s). 10–15

Grandmother Spider is known as a mythical figure in the Mwangi Expanse where she is thought to be a hoarder, and a tale about her is associated with bags of holding. The legend tells of a young man given a bag by Grandmother Spider in exchange for him using it to collect every animal in the jungle and bringing them to her web. He instead left with the bag, which the legend claims is the reason why spiders of the Expanse are so hostile to humans.[1]

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Church

Holy text

Old Woman Makes the Stars
Written by the anadi cleric Raindrops-Sing-Her-Name Secha between the 2nd and 4th centuries AR, this epic poem features the opening line shared among all of the many stories of Grandmother Spider: "This I have heard, and heard once more, and so I think it true."[2]

Holidays

First Rain
Celebrated on the first rainy day of each summer—because of Grandmother Spider's renowned hatred of rain—followers of Grandmother Spider celebrate indoors to entertain each other for hours.[2]
Longwalk
The long, dark night of Nurvatchta's winter solstice is celebrated as a day of freedom, in part thanks to Grandmother Spider lengthening their cover of darkness in their escape.[2]

References

Paizo published a major article about Grandmother Spider in Faiths of Golarion.