Thekla the Spider simply known as Tekla, was the recurring antagonist-turned-supporting character of the 1975-Classic Series of The Adventures of Maya the Bee. She serves as the main antagonist (but sometimes an anti-hero) of the 2013-3D Animated series Maya the Bee, However she also the secondary antagonist of the 2014 German-Australian-Belgian 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film Maya the Bee (promoted theatrically as "Maya the Bee Movie") based on the 1912 German comic book series The Adventures of Maya the Bee by Waldemar Bonsels. She is Maya's arch-nenemies and sometimes ally (but only in the Classic Series are one of Maya's allies and former arch-nenemies).

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