Longford couple find spider with ‘Sacred Heart’ markings

Rachel Masterson

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Rachel Masterson

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A Tegenaria, or giant house spider, which bears an apparent likeness to Jesus Christ, has appeared at a house in Longford.

A Tegenaria, or giant house spider, which bears an apparent likeness to Jesus Christ, has appeared at a house in Longford.

Edel Sweeney found the spider in her home and noticed the markings on the spiders back closely resemble the iconic image of the Sacred Heart.

Edel’s boyfriend captured the harmless spider in his hands before taking some photographs.

The story was originally covered by the Sunday World, which published photos of the arachnid.