wæfer-gange

wæfer-gange, f.n: a spider (lit. walker-weaver). (“wa-ver-gong-eh”)

See the new spider post on Dēor-hord, a medieval and modern bestiary!

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A six-legged spider spins a web. Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme. Flanders, c. 1350. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, fol. 130r. [manuscripts.kb.nl]

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illustration by James Merry

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