Spider rock is sandstone spire rising 800 feet from the canyon floor.
According to the Navajo, long ago monsters roamed the land and killed many people. Since Spider Woman loved the people, she helped Monster- Slayer and Child-Born-of-Water to search for their father, the Sun-God. He showed them how to destroy the monsters.
Because she saved the people, the Navajo made Spider Woman among their most important and gods. She chose the top of Spider Rock as her home. It was she who taught the Dine (the Navajo) the art of weaving upon a loom. And children are warned that if they are bad, Spider Woman will carry them up to her abode, where she will eat them.