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Species: Everafter


Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Fairy Tale: Little Miss Muffet
Hair color: Black
Aliases: Harry Arachnid
Status: Alive
Appearances: The Unusual Suspects

Magic and Other Misdemeanors The Council of Mirrors

The Spider is a character from the nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." In The Sisters Grimm he goes by the name of Harry Arachnid.

Nursery Rhyme

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffett
Eating her curds and whey
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
~ Miss Muffet Nursery Rhyme, from Children's Rhymes

Physical Appearance

The Spider is one of the few Everafters who does not seem to have a human form. He is described as an enormous hairy black spider. He also doesn't seem capable of human speech, communicating instead in clicks that only his wife seems to be able to understand. 

Role in Books

Eleven years before the start of the series, Mr Arachnid and his wife had a son. They were, however, poor, which enabled Rumpelstiltskin to manipulate their emotions and convince them to exchange the child for money. In Book 2 it was revealed that they felt regret for this decision. At the end of the book they were reunited. 

In Magic and Other Misdemeanors, the Spider and Miss Muffet are seen standing in a crowd of Scarlet Hand members outside the Grimms' house. 

In The Council of Mirrors, Sabrina convinces the Arachnid family and other members of the Scarlet Hand to join their side against Mirror