In Hopi mythology, “Spider Grandmother” (Hopi Kokyangwuti) also called “Gogyeng Sowuhti” among many other names can take the shape of an old, or timeless woman or the shape of a common spider in many Hopi stories. When she is in her spider shape, she lives underground in a hole that is like a Kiva. When she is called upon, she will help people in many ways, such as giving advice or providing medicinal cures. “Spider Grandmother” is seen as a leader, a wise individual who represents good things.
Source: Spider Grandmother – Wikipedia