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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 100, Spider Grandmother Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 100, Spider Grandmother Summary and Analysis

The image of Spider Grandmother of the Kiowa people is not related to the images from the Pueblo people of spider as creator.

The council of animals meets in the hopes of resolving the problem of eternal darkness. Rabbit, Eagle and Woodpecker brag that they will be able to bring light to their world, but each fails to do so. Spider Grandmother is met with laughter when she suggests that she might be able to solve the problem. She heads east, in search of the land of the Sun People. As she walks, Spider Grandmother spins a thread behind her so that she may find her way back. She comes across a bed of wet clay and makes a bowl. She walks for many days until she sees the red glow of the land of the Sun...

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