There is a little serendipity at work here, if you focus on THE labyrinth (i.e. home of the Minotaur on Crete), since I posted another piece with Cretan overtones - The Island of Spinalonga - earlier today!
The uksafari.com site points out that the funnel leads to the network of tunnels which account for the name. I began thinking about spiders in literature: they feature in nursery rhymes ('Incy wincy spider', 'Come into my parlour' etc.); and Charlotte, of course, is one of the key characters in 'Charlotte's Web'.
Other spider sites
- The Tarantula's Burrow
- Spiders: Myths, Stories, Poems, Songs, Art, and Movies
- Spiders in history (well, some would call it history!): Robert the Bruce
- Spiders in song
Chillingham Castle breed of ancient white cattle