The Giant Spiders of Mirkwood are minor villains in The Hobbit characters. They are offsprings of Shelob, who herself is the daughter of Ungoliant
The Hobbit trilogyEdit
An Unexpected JourneyEdit
The giant spiders of Mirkwood come down from Mirkwood and Dol Guldur and invade Rhosgobel and poison all of Radagast's animal companions, one of them being his pet hedgehog Sebastian. However, Radagast later saves his pet hog and looks wondering where the foul creatures came from.