The bringer of death
"I am death, the mighty destroyer of the world, out to destroy."
From the The Bhagavad Gita
Everyone enjoys a good spider, well, almost everyone. This one hanging from its web in our garden is, appropriately, the Garden Spider Araneus diadematus. She is a she; the male is much smaller and tends to get eaten by its paramour after mating. The bringer of death indeed.