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People/Characters: Kali

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L'Engle
The Baby Plan by Tia Siren
Charmed: The Fourth Sister by Gil Adler
Chief Mano by Liam Robert Mullen
Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
Demons Not Included by Cheyenne McCray
Druid's Blood by Esther M. Friesner
The Gathering by Jennifer AshleyGoddess
Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld by Chuck Crisafulli
Hags, Sirens, and Other Bad Girls of Fantasy [Anthology] by Denise Little
Hellblazer #180 by Mike Carey
His Filly (The Society Book 2) by Vonna Harper
In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Invoke the Goddess by Kala Trobe
John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 16: The Wild Card by Mike Carey
Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files, Vol. 2 by Alan Grantpsychic projection
The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow by Sanjay Patel
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
Mano by Liam Robert Mullen
Mortal Fear by Greg Iles
Mother of the Universe: Visions of the Goddess and Tantric Hymns of Enlightenment by Lex HixonHindu deity
The Mythic Dream by Navah Wolfe
Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology, 7 CDs [The Modern Scholar Series] by Susan A. Johnston
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
No Werewolves Allowed by Cheyenne McCray
Only The Stars Know: The Immortal World by Shannon A. Hiner
The Power of Two by Patti O'Sheanot in English Common Knowledge
Quakeland by Francesca Lia Block
Renunciates of Darkover by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Short Trips and Side Steps by Jacqueline Rayner
Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
Star Trek vs. Transformers by John Barber
Thicker Than Water by Carla Jablonski
Tilting at Religion by Glenn W. Ferguson
Tunu by Kim Leineimpregnated Asta
The Twelfth Doctor: Terrorformer by Robbie Morrison
Two Roads by Geonn Cannon
Vampires Not Invited by Cheyenne McCray
X-Men #81 - Jack of Hearts, Queen of Death! by Joe Kelly
Xena Warrior Princess - Season Four by Lucy Lawless
The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

Character description

Kali (/ˈkɑːliː/, Sanskrit: काली, IAST: Kālī), also known as Kālikā (Sanskrit: कॉलिंका) or Shyāmā (Sanskrit: श्यामा), is a Hindu goddess. (She should not be confused with the male demon Kali) Kali is one of the ten Mahavidyas, a list which combines Sakta and Buddhist goddesses.

Kali's earliest appearance is that of a destroyer of evil forces. She is the most powerful form of Shakti. She is the goddess of one of the four subcategories of the Kulamārga, a category of tantric Saivism. Over time, she has been worshipped by devotional movements and tantric sects variously as the Divine Mother, Mother of the Universe, Adi Shakti, or Adi Parashakti. Shakta Hindu and Tantric sects additionally worship her as the ultimate reality or Brahman. She is also seen as the divine protector and the one who bestows moksha, or liberation. Kali is often portrayed standing or dancing on her consort, the Hindu god Shiva, who lies calm and prostrate beneath her. Kali is worshipped by Hindus throughout India.

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