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The Jorōgumo is creature from Japanese folklore, depicted as a spider that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. In this form, the Jorōgumo would entice men into a quiet location and begin to play a biwa, a type of Japanese lute. While he is distracted by the sound of the instrument, she binds her victim in silk threads and devours the unsuspecting individual.

Jorōgumo is a spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive woman. The Edo period legend has it that a beautiful woman would entice a man into a quiet shack and begin to play a Biwa, a type of Japanese lute. While the victim would be distracted by the sound of the instrument, she binds her victim in spider silk threads in order to devour the unsuspecting person as her next meal. .

Pahari sword (cobra sword), this type of sword is generally referred to as Indo-Afghan, describing the mixed Indian and Afghan elements, characterized by the Afghan style handle and Indian straight blade bulged at the ricasso, 19th century, double-edged blade fullered with armor-piercing tip and expanded forte, with symmetrical grip extensively inlaid with gold, the pommel terminating in bird’s heads. It has a velvet-covered wooden scabbard with brass tip and embroidered binding. 65.5cm…

The lorica segmentata is a type of personal armour used by soldiers of the Roman Empire, consisting of metal strips , fastened to internal leather straps. The Latin name was first used in the 16th century; the ancient form is unknown, although it is possible that the Romans referred to the armour as "lorica laminata" .[citation needed]

Jorōgumo - The Edo period legend has it that a beautiful woman would entice a man into a quiet shack and begin to play a Biwa, a type of Japanese lute. While the victim would be distracted by the sound of the instrument, she binds her victim in spider silk threads in order to devour the unsuspecting person as her next meal

Merovingian Sword The sword has a straight, double-edged, iron blade with central groove. It features a wooden hilt with rectangular quillon roundish at the corners, small round pommel and oval grip thickening towards the quillon, both covered with silver wire binding and five bands of golden thread. The shape of the hilt seems to belong to the transition Merovingian period between the 2nd type (Northern swords with decorated silver hilt dated around 300 A.D., found in Kragehul Mose…

The Great Red Dragon or The Master-Key to Popery, by  Anthony Gavin (formerly one of the Roman Catholic priests of Saragossa); Boston: Samuel Jones, 1854. | ♦cM