The “destroyer and transformer,” Shiva is one of the three primary deities, the Trimurti, of Hinduism. Shiva has a dual nature, sometimes benevolent, represented as an ascetic yogi and patron of yoga and meditation, and sometimes fierce, doing battle with demons. Looking for Shiva? Look for deities with a snake around their neck and a third-eye in the center of their forehead, and you've found him.

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Bust of Five-Headed Shiva, Khmer Art

Bust of Five-Headed Shiva 950CE

Head of Shiva, Khmer Art

Head of Shiva 900 – 925CE

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