Scary New Spider Named After THIS ‘Lord of the Rings’ Character

Nov 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm |

"Naughty Little Fly, Why Does It Cry?

…Caught in a web! You’ll soon be eaten.”

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Gollum is one creepy guy, but he’s also one of the most famous characters from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings saga.

Best known for his scary demeanor, obsession with The Ring, and likely schizophrenia, Gollum plays a central role in the mythos of The Lord of the Rings, but he now plays an important part in the discovery of a new species in the animal kingdom.

Start the slideshow below to see the creepy, cave-dwelling spider that scientists just named for Gollum, as well as several other animals named for famous fictional characters, then SHARE with someone who will appreciate the awesomeness!

We wants it. We needs it. This spider is “precious!”

Wait Till You See This Spider...