INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

The Hindu and Buddhist Gods of India...

 


Share this page with other mortals!

Permalink:

KALI

Picture of the Indian Destruction Goddess KALI from our Indian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Indian Destruction Goddess

Formidable Hindu Mother Goddess of Dark Destruction

She is a black, hideous deity into sex, blood and extermination. A bit like a female Hindu dalek without the eye-stalk.

KALI has three eyes, four arms, vampire fangs and is bloated with the blood of victims. She is awful, terrible and horrifying. However, as we are constantly reminded by her followers, she does have some good points.

In fact, despite all those negative-sounding attributes, KALI is Mrs SHIVA, a stern-but-fair mother figure who maintains order and rewards seekers of the truth. Her destructive tendencies are aimed at the ignorant — she aims to purge stupidity and wipe out godless idiocy. So that’s all right then. No need to worry unless you are an atheist.

Godfact: ‘Kali’ (‘black’) was originally the name of Fire God AGNI’s charred and burnt tongue. No connection with the mutant Kaled race of Skaro from Dr Who. Unless SHIVA was moonlighting as Davros.

KALI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : KALI
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Destruction
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NOT OKAY, be careful
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1258

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.


.

Article last updated on 09 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page


The Gods told us to do it. Go to top

INTRO
Introduction to the Indian section

EXPLORE
Browse our entries on Indian mythology

FIND GODS
Search the Holy Database of All Known Gods

A-Z INDEX
List of deity names from Indian mythology