Thousands of years ago, the Spider-People built the Temple of the Spider in the caverns beneath the Hidaka Mountains (of modern-day Hokkaido). From there, they waged a savage war against their hereditary enemies, the Serpent-Men.
Over the ages, the remnants of the Spider-People devolved from the high intelligence of their forebears to being near-brainless.
The Spider-People survived into the modern age, continuing to guard the ruins of the Temple of the Spider and its statue of Omm. Many of them were slain by a Serpent-Man who impersonated Devil-Slayer, who sought to seize from them an ancient serpentine artifact that he hoped could be used to return the Serpent-Men to power.
Powers and Abilities
While their forebears had a high intelligence, the modern-age Spider-People are near-brainless.