The Spider Woman, sometimes referred to as The Spider Grandmother, is portrayed in Native American myth as the Mother who created all life. The woman who sits in the middle of the universe spinning her web connecting all living life to each other. She was honored in tribes such as the Navajo and the Hopi Indians.
Recently I made an American Indian's dreamcatcher, which also called the Ojibwe dreamcatcher. According to the Ojibwe tribe's ancient legend, there was this Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi. She took care of the children and the people on the land. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America and it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children. So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew...
Spider Woman (from Hopi lore) In one version of the story, Spider woman, or Spider Grandmother, weaves existence together like the strands of a web. At the beginning of things, Spider Woman spins lines of webs that create the four directions. Then, she creates people by molding them from various colored clay, dividing them into clans and giving them a totem animal.
Spider woman is linked with Dream Catchers - During dream time we remove part of our consciousness from physical reality and venture off through 'her' web experiencing that which we cannot understand with our physical consciousness. http://www.crystalinks.com/spiderwoman.html