Gods & Goddesses | Kali: The Dark Mother

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Who is Kali?:
Wikipedia: Also known as Kālikā (Sanskrit: कालिका) Kali is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, shakti. She is the fierce aspect of the goddess Durga (Parvati).

Name Meaning:
The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla— the eternal time — the name of Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in "time has come"). Hence, Kāli is the Goddess of Time and Change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilation of evil forces still has some influence.

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Who Worships the Goddess:
A number of Shakta Hindu cosmologies, as well as Shākta Tantric beliefs, worship her as the ultimate reality or Brahman. A number of movements see Kāli as a benevolent mother goddess. Kālī is represented as the consort of Lord Shiva, on whose body she is often seen standing. Shiva lies in the path of Kali, whose foot on Shiva subdues her anger.

Fun Fact:
Kali is seen by some as the goddess of death, sex and violence and by others as the benevolent mother goddess who is all spirit. Shiva and Kali are said not to be attached to the body, since it gives way to the ego.

Urban Dictionary:
1. Kali: know as a goddess for power, beauty and the art of pushing someone out of their boundary line in order for them to grow. This goddess is more than a good friend but a beautiful creature. With hair flowing long and beautiful eyes no one can resist her. Although at the first meeting she may be timid but it is only hiding the wild goddess inside of her. To be friends with someone named Kali is like having good luck for the rest of your life.
1."If you were like Kali maybe i would bang you"
2. "Why cant you be like a Kali, there so perfect?"

2. Kali: Hindu Goddess of death and destruction; also of childhood dreams and wishes. Calcutta, India has many people who worship Kali.