Tsuchigumo (土蜘蛛, earth spider) were people of Ancient Japan. They were believed to live in Japanese Alps until the Asuka period. Later, they physically changed and were beautified.
According to folklore, a Tsuchigumo is spider-limbed and are mythical creatures that battle. Japanese History said that the Japanese used 'Tsuchigumo' as a humiliating term for bandits and theives.
Tsuchigumo are subterranean creatures but sometimes live in forests and caves.
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- Wikipedia entry for Tsuchigumo