Great Weaver (Marvel)
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The Great Weaver is a spider-like totemic deity worshipped by the Spider Clan and Spider Society, with temples in Peru and Ghana. According to Ezekiel Sims, the Great Weaver chose Peter Parker as its avatar, and is the source of his powers and the reason why so many of his enemies are animal-based.
While pursuing the Shade in the Astral Plane, Peter encountered a green spider-shaped entity that he later speculated to be the Great Weaver's true form. Shortly after this, Peter was confronted by a supernatural wasp-like entity who he defeated by luring to a temple in Ghana, where she was devoured by a manifestation of the Great Weaver. Later still, Ezekiel attempted to sacrifice Peter in order to become the Weaver's totemic avatar, but had a change of heart and sacrificed himself to save Peter.
After Peter was killed by the totemic hunter Morlun, he had a vision of the Great Weaver, which told him that his human side had died but that he could return to life by embracing his spider side. Peter accepted, and was resurrected with enhanced powers. Following Kaine's death at the fangs of Carlos Lobo and his sister, the entity called Ero appeared before him and revealed itself as a manifestation of the Great Weaver, offering Kaine a chance at resurrection through embracing his spider side.
His appearance in Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 527 is based on Spider-Man's costume.
In Spider-Verse, a being called the Master Weaver was introduced as the totemic god spinning the Web of Life. Whether the Master Weaver and Great Weaver are the same entity is as-of-yet unknown.
First Appearance: None listed.
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The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
#508 What If? Spider-Man The Other (2007)
- 'The Book Of Ezekiel: Chapter Three'#527
- 'The Other - Evolve or Die, Part 9: Evolution'
- 'What If Spider-Man Had Rejected the Spider?'
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