In its quadruple interlaced form, it is referred to also as the ‘Web of Matarax,’ a reference to an ancient Quatrian legend about the origin of that people having been via a tunnel or web woven by that mythical spider as they escaped the destruction of their prior world. For this reason it was commonly used as an apopotraic device to ward off the influence of malevolent spirits which threatened the harmonious patterns of life for early ancient Quatrians.

Source: The Knot of Quatria – Quatria – Medium