Kali is the best emblem to represent the “fall of man”

Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky had written in Isis Unveiled: “In this age, Vishnu had to incarnate himself in Christna, in order to save humanity from the goddess Kali, consort of Siva, the all-annihilating—the goddess of death, destruction, and human misery....

The Descent of Ishtar Into Hades

Ishtar was the Babylonian Venus or goddess of love. The story of her descent to Hades and return to the world of the living is found on a tablet now in the British Museum, and is perhaps the most poetical legend of the recovered Assyrian literature. It has been...