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It gets hard to be around... (38.10)

Wendy: He's so far gone with negativity. Annihilation. Annihilating you, in particular. I've never seen such single-mindedness. It's toxic. Corrosive. I went to work for a financial genius, not Shiva the Destroyer. It gets hard to be around.

Shiva also known as Mahadeva ( lit. the great god is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is one of the supreme beings within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism. Shiva is known as "The Destroyer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu. In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is one of the supreme beings who creates, protects and transforms the universe. In the tradition of Hinduism called Shaktism, the Goddess, or Devi, is described as one of the supreme, yet Shiva is revered along with Vishnu and Brahma. A goddess is stated to be the energy and creative power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati (Sati) the equal complementary partner of Shiva. He is one of the five equivalent deities in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism.