Legend of the christmas spider summary
The Spiders Gift: A Ukrainian Christmas Story by Eric A. KimmelKatrusya is devastated that her family cannot afford Christmas presents this year, but it simply wouldnt be Christmas without a tree. She soon finds the perfect one in the deepest part of the forest and decorates it with homemade ornaments. But the next day the tree is crawling with spiders! Luckily, Katrusya convinces her mother not to throw the tree away. When the family returns from church that evening, they discover that the spiders have left a dazzling Christmas miracle.
The Christmas Spider
The Story Behind Christmas Spider and Tinsel on Your Tree
This is largely due to the legend of the Christmas spider, a European folktale that offers a mythical backstory for tinsel on Christmas trees. And although the story itself is fictional, it still features an uncommonly fair portrayal of spiders as non-monsters. There are several versions, but the spiders generally range from benevolent to beneficial. And by encouraging people to symbolically embrace house spiders via spider-shaped ornaments, this tradition weaves a subtle message about coexistence that, as with many holiday fables, resonates well beyond Christmas. Tinsel on Christmas trees was inspired by friendly spiders, legend suggests.
The video above adorably shows how spiders may celebrate Christmas today. Many people use tinsel to decorate their trees. It makes the tree look so sparkly and shiny! Originally, tinsel was made from silver, but when the candles on the tree smoked the silver and turned it black, manufacturers tested making it out of different metals like tin, lead and aluminum. In the s, tinsel was more popular than lights for decorating Christmas trees because it was much less of a fire hazard.
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The Christmas Spider Legend