This is kind of amazing. Claudette Colbert and Henry Wilcoxon on the set of Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘Cleopatra’, 1934.
My favorite version of this movie.
Kali standing triumphantly over Shiva’s corpse.
Chromolithograph. By the Calcutta Art Studio.
Kali, which means black, is the consort of Shiva.Kali helped destroy the self-multiplying demon Raktabija by sucking blood from his body and putting the many Raktabija duplicates in her gaping mouth. Here she is stepping on the corpses, among which is her consort Shiva.
As a sign of her shock and shame at having disrespected her husband, she’s sticking out her tongue.Kali is considered to be the goddess of time and change and is associated with eternal energy.
Laura Kampman by Gregory Harris for Twin Magazine F/W 2013