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  • She reads about the Wild Hunt, when Odin, the father of the gods, and his eight-legged horse, Sleipnir, lead ghostly riders through the clouds "like monstrous starlings," followed by hounds and horns, thunder and lightning.

    Gods and Monsters

  • The number one phobia in the United States, affecting 50% of women and 25% of men is Arachnophobia, the irrational fear of spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites, and other eight-legged creepy-crawlies.

    Halloween Books: Rare Books About Spiders, Scorpions, Ticks And Other Beasts

  • With venom just as deadly, brown recluse spiders are another eight-legged creature to be wary of in the Golden State.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: The Hidden Dangers of Bug Bites

  • And yet it is bedbugs that have become the eight-legged bête noir of our times, skittering villainously through countless alarmist articles and local-news segments.

    Ben H. Winters: In Defense of Bedbugs

  • In honor of that eight-legged psychic, we present our favorite tweets so far.

    Paul the great predicting octopus heads to that ocean in the sky

  • "You just unleashed an eight-legged man-eating shark on the world!" —

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • More mature responses include screaming, running, climbing on chairs or smashing the nasty little eight-legged monstrosity into paste with repeated blows of a …

    Alberta bound

  • But amidst the familiar ephemera – eight female octopuses are competing X-Factor-style to take over Paul's eight-legged mantle, and instead of the Jabulani we have the Speedcell, a ball that somehow manages to "emphasise the need for togetherness and unity of purpose" – there is a significant difference: This time there is an England team with a fighting chance of glory.

    In-form England women aim for World Cup glory in Germany

  • He centered his query about the ocean's health into a tight bundle that he might transmit to the eight-legged phantom hovering over the ocean floor.

    No Se Mete

  • Sadly, staring intently at anything for five minutes will give you a headache and microwaving a spider will only end in an eight-legged mess so Rueben made a decision: he would spend the rest of his life crafting the perfect secret identity of an unassuming nerd.

    Roo Medina | Fandomania

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