Although able to appear as a beautiful young woman, the jorogumo is really a deadly spider monster in disguise. This episode dives into the fascinating world of yokai and the long history of beautiful women and spiders in Japanese folklore. Learn about the real-world spider that may have inspired this monster and discover two of the oldest recorded jorogumo stories in existence. Part of the "Monstrum" series. Please note this title contains mature themes and potentially offensive language.