Kali

#5 in my American Gods Series, here is Kali. I think this one has a nice balance of traditional symbolism mixed some pop culture iconography. For those not in the know, here is my quick wiki grab about Kali:

Kali (Sanskrit: काली) (Pronounced “Kaali”)is a goddess with a long and complex history in Hinduism (although sometimes presented in the West as dark and violent). Her earliest history as a figure of annihilation still has some influence, while more complex Tantric beliefs sometimes extend her role so far as to be the Ultimate Reality and Source of Being. Finally, the comparatively recent devotional movement largely conceives of Kali as a straightforwardly benevolent mother-goddess. Therefore, as well her association with the deva (god) Shiva, Kali is associated with many devis (goddesses) – Durga, Badrakali, Bhavani, Sati, Rudrani, Parvati, Chinnamasta, Chamunda, Kamakshi or kamakhya, Uma, Meenakshi, Himavati, Kumari and Tara. These names, if repeated, are believed to give special power to the worshipper.

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