Spiders

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"... Spiders flee before it! It all fits!"

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

"But you don't give a rat's fart, do you, it's only the Forbidden Forest, Harry I've-Faced-Worse Potter doesn't care what happens to her in here - well, I do, all right, giant spiders and mental stuff -"

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling

"Course," said Ron abruptly, as they strode across the black grass, "we might get to the Forest and find there's nothing to follow. Those spiders might not've been going there at all."

Ron
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

"Engorgio."
The spider gave a little shiver, bouncing slightly in the web. Harry tried again. This time the spider grew slightly larger.
"Stop that," said Ron sharply. "I'm sorry I said Dumbledore was young, okay?"
Harry had forgotten Ron's hatred of spiders. "Sorry - Reducio."
The spider did not shrink. ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling

"Follow the spiders," said Ron, wiping his mouth on his sleeve. "I'll never forgive Hagrid. We're lucky to be alive."

Ron
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

"Hagrid's in trouble," said Harry, breathing very fast. "That's why we've come."
    "In trouble?" said the aged spider, and Harry thought he heard concern beneath the clicking pincers.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

"The thing that lives in the castle," said Aragog, "is an ancient creature we spiders fear above all others. …"

Aragog
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

"Total control," said Moody quietly as the spider balled itself up and began to roll over and over.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling

"What's up? If it's massive spiders again, I want breakfast before I -"

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling

Old fat spider spinning in a tree!
Old fat spider can't see me!
   Attercop! Attercop!
      Won't you stop,
Stop your spinning and look for me?

The Hobbit - Chapter 8 - Flies and Spiders
J.R.R. Tolkien
Part of Bilbo's song about spiders

Hermione was pointing at the topmost pane, where around twenty spiders were scuttling, apparently fighting to get through a small crack in the glass. A long silvery thread was dangling like a rope, as though they had all climbed it in their hurry to get outside.

   "Have you ever seen spiders act like that?" said Hermione wonderingly.

   "No," said Harry, "have you, Ron? Ron?"

He looked over his shoulder. Ron was standing well back, and seemed to be fighting the impulse to run.

   "What's up?" said Harry.

   "I - don't -like - spiders." said Ron tensely.

   "I never knew that." said Hermione, looking at Ron in surprise. "You've used spiders in potions loads of times ..."

 "I don't mind them dead," said Ron, who was carefully looking anywhere but at the window, "I just don't like the way they move ..."

 Hermione giggled.

 "It's not funny," said Ron, fiercely. "If you must know, when I was three, Fred turned my - my teddy bear into a dirty great spider because I broke his toy broomstick." ...


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

A fine film of dust covered the pictures on the walls and the bed's headboard: a spider's web stretched between the chandelier and the top of the the large wooden wardrobe and as Harry moved deeper into the room, he heard a scurrying of disturbed mice.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling

A large spider sat in the middle of a frosted web in the brambles.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling

A monstrous spider the size of a small car was trying to climb through the huge hole in the wall: one of Aragog's descendants had joined the fight.
   ...
'It brought friends!' Harry called to the others,
   ...
more giant spiders were climbing the side of the building, liberated from the Forbidden Forest into which the Death Eaters must have penetrated.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling

A second later, Harry spotted something that made him hit Ron over the hand with his pruning shears.
   "Ouch! What're you -"
   Harry was pointing at the ground a few feet away. Several large spiders were scurrying across the earth.
   ...
Harry watched the spiders running away.
   "Looks like they're heading for the Forbidden Forest ... "

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

A spider spins his web strand by strand.


A spidery handwriting.

Having thin long bent lines like a spider's legs.

Aragog clicked his pincers furiously, and all around the hollow the sound was echoed by the crowd of spiders; it was like applause, except applause didn't usually make Harry feel sick with fear.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

At once, the spider's legs bent in upon its body; it rolled over and began to twitch horribly, rocking from side to side.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling

At the same moment, the heavy wooden front doors burst open, and more of the gigantic spiders forced their way into the Entrance Hall.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling

Big flies break the spider web.

Italian

But Hagrid was miles away now, probably sitting in a cell in Azkaban, and he had also said to follow the spiders.
    ...
So they followed the darting shadows of the spiders into the trees.
    ...
More than once, they had to stop, so that Harry could crouch down and find the spiders in the wandlight.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

But he was not halfway to Hagrid when he saw it happen: Hagrid vanished amongst the spiders, and with great scurrying, a foul swarming movement, they retreated under the onslaught of spells, Hagrid buried in their midst.
    'HAGRID!'
Harry heard someone calling his own name, whether friend or foe he did not care: he was sprinting down the front steps into the dark grounds, and the spiders were swarming away with their prey, and he could see nothing of Hagrid at all.
    'HAGRID!'
He thought he could make out an enormous arm waving from the midst of the spider swarm, but as he made to chase after them, his way was impeded by a monumental foot, ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling

By the glow of Harry's wand, they followed the steady trickle of spiders moving along the path.
    ...
Then, when the trees had become thicker than ever, so that the stars overhead were no longer visible, and Harry's wand shone alone in the sea of dark, they saw their spider guides leaving the path.
    Harry paused, trying to see where the spiders where going, but everything outside his little sphere of light was pitch black.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling

Fudge, fiddling with his bowler, waited for Hagrid to go ahead of him, but Hagrid stood his ground, took a deep breath and said carefully, "If anyone wanted ter find out some stuff, all they'd have ter do would be ter follow the spiders. That'd lead 'em right! That's all I'm sayin'."
    ...
"An' someone'll need ter feed Fang while I'm away."

Hagrid
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling


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