Songspinners, or songspiders, were a kind of spider in Ancient Early Quatria, which spun webs unlike modern spiders. Their webs were very light, but had extremely high tensile strength. When wind blew through them, the webs vibrated like the strings of instruments, and produced generally euphonious tones, like unto the manner of an Aeolian Harp of today. The sound of the sweet music created by their webs acted to lure flying insects and small birds to their doom.

The sounds made were so pure, that Ancient Early Quatrians often harvested the webs of songspinners, dried them in the sun, and braided them together to form strings for their lyres. Music produced by songspinner strings was said to be of unsurpassed beauty.