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Kali, Goddess of Destruction by jubjubjedi Kali, Goddess of Destruction by jubjubjedi
Finished art for the Kali character in a series of designs for class based on Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light book.

"Kali, Goddess of Destruction, also known as Durga, consort of Kalkin, and Candi the Fierce, is another of the First. Over the centuries, she has been Sam's lover, companion, wife, comrade-in-arms, and finally enemy. She yearns for the days when the planet was still wild and unconquered. As Sam warns Yama, who loves her, she loves only "those who bring her gifts of chaos". Like Yama, she has the death-gaze power, along with many others only hinted at. She also carries a weapon, the skull-wheel, which is some kind of ultrasonic emitter that causes confusion and oblivion, even to the demons."


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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
Akash-tripathy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Could anyone explain the meaning of " her current consort Yama "? Is it a joke going arround here?
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
That is just how it is in the book this image was inspired by.
Akash-tripathy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
ohh...i m sry.i had no idea about the book. But originally it never agrees to the myth. :innocent:
LilMissDead Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Kuroshitsuji. And Relic Hunter XD
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Eh? What's the relation, I'm curious???
SJD04 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Not The description we Hindus will appreciate.Remember Wikipedia is your friend.
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Huh? Read the description before commenting, please.
VincentAParker Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SJD04's comment was based on how people generally take a mythology and massively tweak/butcher it to fit their needs. Implying they are Hindu, they are seeing their Goddess depicted as some weird game character with mecha arms. It would be like someone non-Christian, depicted the Christian God with mech arms and robo-brains. When Kali Ma is already so misrepresented ("Temple of Doom" anyone?) and not really known about in the Western world, whenever anyone sees an image such as this, it gives the wrong opinion. Not saying you are intentionally being misleading or pushing misrepresentation, merely stating how this person must have felt. I will say your image is very interesting, and very creative. If it was of something other than Kali Ma, I would champion this image as a great character. As it is not, and is someone's misrepresentation of a much revered Goddess, I have to chalk this up to another butchering of a beautiful series of mythologies for a writer to make something "work" for his series (thus furthering misunderstanding). Great piece and have a good day Jub. Jai Ma Kali!
Kelleonadus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YESSSS!!! i came across the same problem today when i was researching greek mythology. My lover and I denounced such implications and notions to be Nu-Mythology. hopefully those with Real eyes Realize real lies.
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