Spider mythology and folklore
‘ Spider’s web symbolizes destiny and mortality. Christian symbolism of the spider is usually that of a Devil, which captures by ensnarement just like the spider traps its prey.
Then, what is the difference between a cobweb and a spider web?
“Spider web” is typically used to refer to a web that is apparently still in use (i.e. clean), whereas “cobweb” refers to abandoned (i.e. dusty) webs. However, the word “cobweb” is also used by biologists to describe the tangled three-dimensional web of some spiders of the family Theridiidae.
Secondly, is it bad luck to kill a spider?
I didn’t need anybody to tell me that that was an awful bad sign and would fetch me some bad luck…” Because killing a spider in your home is considered such a threat to good health, wealth and cleanliness, some cultures practice a tradition of apologizing to spiders, before killing them, in hopes of negating bad luck.