Shaivism is one of the major traditions in Hinduism that refers to Shiva as the Supreme Being or its theoretical concept of Brahman. The followers of Shaivism are called "Shaivites". Shaivism Hinduism in the classical and modern periods displays two powerful male deities, Shiva and Vishnu, in addition to multiple forms of Devī, the goddess. Shiva is the most important and revered God of Hinduism. Shiva is also known as Mahesh, is seen in many forms.
The word "Durga" in Sanskrit means a fort, or a place which is difficult to overrun. Another meaning of "Durga" is "Durgatinashini," which literally translates into "the one who eliminates sufferings." Thus, Hindus believe that goddess Durga protects her devotees from the evils of the world and at the same time removes their miseries. For Shaivas and Shaktas, Durga is the wife of Shiva. For Vaishnavas, Durga is another name/form of Uma or Parvati.
For example, Pompeii’s religion was centered around gods and goddesses and were used to provide explanations for unusual events, both good and bad. The Pompeii residents believed these deities controlled their lives and as a result, dedicated a great deal of their time to worshipping them.  Temples to worship gods were built throughout the Roman Empire, including Pompeii. Temples generally followed the same building pattern with the inside of the temple being extraordinarily decorated and at the centerpiece, a statue of a god. There would also have been augurs, who were priests or officials that interpreted the will of the gods by studying the flight of birds, which were also present in Pompeii.
Thus Ward is able to address the double edge sword that presents females in stories as “weak” or built upon the “wrath of a woman.” The inclusion of the universality that is associated with Greek mythology allows Ward to shed off the label of blackness from her work. With China, Esch and Katrina all carrying some traits of Medea, it allows the reader to see all aspects of being female from being vulnerable, brave, nurturing and protective. Moreover, Ward insinuates that women should be presented as empowering to one another and through Medea paralleling story Ward articulates her
The role of women and gender is also seen in the Epic. Women are thought to have made decisions based on emotion and their rational instinct, but men are thought to have a mindset which is the total opposite. This is where a goddess like Ishtar is a huge example to the gender division; although she is a woman, she is seen to use her mind more like a man. The role of the mother is not necessarily pointed out throughout their culture, but in the Epic there are references to the mother, who is a divine goddess, who gives Gilgamesh his two-thirds god. Sex is a huge role in the culture and even in the religion of Mesopotamia during this time period.
Apart from architectural use, it has been their tradition to use colors extended to enfolded the daily life. Indeed, the popular pattern of Hot/cold dualism is carried directly into ordinary thinking about men versus women in Hindu society. White and red are the focal colors of this concept in Hindu society. A person 's identity is strongly linked to the social categories of caste group and religious affiliation. There symbolic marks of group identity are often created with the use of colorful and aromatic substances, or with substances, which convey heating" and "cooling" qualities.
These strong characteristics shape this woman as one who has many admirable qualities. Therefore, Antigone represents the integrity of the independent female conscience over the power of the state. The expectations of a woman's role in Theban society is displayed by a conversation between Antigone and her sister Ismene. The conversation develops the idea that Antigone is going to defy the state and do what’s right and bury her brother. Ismene's reaction of “We are women… We must obey.
Description Parvati is the gentle and nurturing aspect of Hindu goddess Shakti. She is the Hindu goddess of love, fertility and devotion. Also, She is the mother goddess in Hinduism and source of power and beauty. She is the perfect incarnation of Adi Para Sakthi. She has many attributes and aspects, each of her aspects is expressed with a different name, giving her over 108 names in regional Hindu mythologies of India.
Shiva is the "destroyer of malice and the transformer" inside the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that incorporates Brahma and Vishnu. In Shaivism custom, Shiva is the Supreme being who makes, secures and changes the universe. In the goddess convention of Hinduism called Shaktism, the goddess is depicted as incomparable, yet Shiva is loved alongside Vishnu and Brahma. A goddess is expressed to be the vitality and innovative power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati the equivalent reciprocal accomplice of Shiva. He is one of the five proportional gods in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta custom of Hinduism.
And for those who honored her receives inspiration, talent, wealth, and romance. In addition, as stated by the website Japanese Goddess Names, Benzaiten is mostly known or called as Benten, but some calls her as Benzai-Tennyo or Benzaiten. Second, is Maria Makiling the goddess of love, pregnancy, childbirth, peace among the ancient Tagalogs, and the protector of lovers (Wikipilipinas). She is the goddess of love in the Philippines. Before the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines, Maria Makiling was called as Dian Masalanta, but when the Catholic Churches attempted to Christianize the Filipinos it resulted in changing the worship of the Filipino people to the Eternal Beings.