During the Black Death, spiders were worn around the neck in a walnut shell as a repellent against the killer illness.
In Medieval times, it was thought that eating a black spider between two slices of buttered bread would invest you with magical powers.
The ancient Romans believed that spiders were a symbol of money and riches so they tried to attract wealth by carrying gold and silver coins cast with the images of spiders.
If you dream of a spider, you might be coming into money, but be careful that the spider doesn’t bite you in the dream, or you might lose everything you have.
If you kill a spider, you’ll be visited by bad luck which can only be dispelled by swatting