History and Meaning behind the Black Widow’s red Hourglass logo

Ever Wondered Why the logo of Black Widow looks like an hourglass? If yes then you are at the right place. We are going to answer this question today. The meaning behind the logo of Black Widow is really interesting.

While most of the Marvel fans probably know this many casual fans may not. Not only that some people might not know this because they live in different geographical areas.

You might be thinking about what I’m talking about. So let’s start without wasting time:

Black widow poster

You’d probably already know that there are a spider species named ‘Latrodectus‘, a broadly distributed genus of spiders. Or just called the ‘Black Widow Spiders‘.

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Meaning of Black Widow’s Logo

Now if you’ve ever seen their photos on Facebook or any other social media you probably guess it by now. Here is the reason:

Black Widow’s red hourglass is derived from the female Black Widow Spiders, who have the same red hourglass on their hump.

Here are some pictures of the same:

black widow logo spiders
Black widows are well-known spiders recognized by the red, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomens and their venom that is about 15 times stronger than that of a rattlesnake.
Black Widow logo spiders

Yes, isn’t it interesting? Marvel really pays attention to the real world. But wait here is a catch:

Other than America Most of the regions don’t have the stereotypical black widow spider. Here are some of the examples:

Here is how the Australian Black Widow looks like:

Australian Black Widow

Black Widow Spiders found in Mediterranean and Europe:

Mediterranean and Europe Black Widow

Japan’s Black Widow Spiders:

Japan's Black Widow Spiders

Don’t worry this article isn’t about Spiders. But here is another fact for you, if you find one of these spiders don’t bother to click pictures and disturb them.

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As their venom in 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake. These are extremely dangerous spiders. So stay away from them.

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