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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Arachne


Spider woman. Many Wiccans, and my circle as well, conceive of the Universe as a web. It's why magic works. You pluck one thread of the web HERE and it reverberates over THERE. It's why Wiccans cast a circle and then say, "We are between the worlds. What happens in one, affects them all."

As BBC reports, "a genetic study suggests all orb-web spinners share some key silk-making proteins, indicating a single evolutionary origin.

Coupled with fossil evidence, it suggests that the great great ancestors of modern spiders were weaving webs as long ago as 136 million years ago."

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