Terms and Questions

Lord Siva

Terms:

1.     Proto-Siva

2.    Rudra

3.    Daksha’s Sacrifice

4.    Sati

5.    Sivling

6.    Ganesha

7.    Ardhanarishvara

8.    Nataraja

Questions:

1.     How does the mythology of Shiva recapitulate the "lively tension" in Hinduism?

2.    Describe the way in which the narratives of Siva produce a synthesis of previous traditions

3.    Describe the forms of Siva in which he represents a union of opposites

4.    Identify and explain the meanings of ten aspects of the Nataraja image