The Religious Affiliation of
The Temple Spider

Religion: spider deity CBR Scale: U

Name: The Temple Spider

Other Names: unnamed spider

Classification: supporting character supporting character   deity deity  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #508 (July 2004): "The Book of Ezekiel: Chapter Three"

Creators: J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, Scott Koblish

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1

Nation: Peru

Note: giant spider Ezekiel planned to sacrifice Spider-Man to

Ezekiel nearly sacrificed Spider-Man to a giant spider in a Peruvian temple. It was Ezekiel's intention to derive power for himself via this sacrifice. At the last moment he realized how wrong he was, how he had planned to gain power in order to help people, but he had ended up becoming consumed only with the quest for power rather than helping people like Spider-Man actually does. At the last moment, Ezekiel replaced Spider-Man with himself for the ritual sacrifice.

The "Temple Spider" was tied to the totemistic sources of power that Ezekiel had tapped into (and which he claimed were the ultimate source of Spider-Man's powers as well).

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #508 (July 2004): "The Book of Ezekiel: Chapter Three"

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