Terms and Questions

Lord Siva


1.     Proto-Siva

2.    Rudra

3.    Daksha’s Sacrifice

4.    Sati

5.    Sivling

6.    Ganesha

7.    Ardhanarishvara

8.    Nataraja


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