Grey (sometimes brown)
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Thekla is the on and off friend of Maja, and on and off adversary..
Die Biene Maja
Books: Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer (1912)
Cartoons: Die Biene Maja episode 6: Maja und die Spinne Thekla (1975)
Comics: Die Biene Maja (1976)
Games: Maya The Bee & Her Friends (1999)
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Thekla was one of the characters in the original story by Waldemar Bonsels from 1912. Like Maja she was adapted into the cartoon version of the book in 1975 (visual design by character designer Susumu Shiraume) and appeared in the sixth episode of the series Mitsubachi Māya no Bōken/Die Biene Maja
(German voice by Tilli Breidenbach). In the original book, she was a devious spider who wanted to eat Maja, but in the cartoons and comics, she was toned down and has on occasion appeared on friendly terms with Maja and her friends.
When the cartoon was adapted into comics in 1976, Thekla was also transferred to comics. Later, when the series was transferred to games, Thekla was also transferred to games. The first appearance of Thekla was in the game, Maya The Bee & Her Friends
for Game Boy Color from 1999.
Only a few figurines with Thekla has been observed so far, but most likely she has appeared on other types of merchandise.