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Within art, spiders are depicted as symbols of mystery, mischief, malice as well as patience, due to their hunting technique of setting webs and waiting for prey. Web-spinning are also associated with dreams of deceit and lies. The most iconic representation in modern art is Louise Bourgeous' giant sculpture Maman, which is metaphoric of nurture and protection. Spiders have also been the focus of fear of various cultures for centuries and are objects of worship in ancient Peru.