Kali Ma - Kali Ma, called the "Dark Mother," is the Hindu goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction. Also known as the Black Goddess. She is frightening to those who fear death but is loving and patient with those who are not afraid.
This depiction of Kali and Shiva references the human experience of death. Kali, who represents dissolution mates with Shiva, who represents creation. She drives him mad and he forgets who he is. For a time, Shiva is lost. Such is death.