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The Supreme Goddess of Hindu mythology and the feminine counterpart of the Supreme God Brahman. She has many incarnations, the most famous of whom is Parvati, wife of Shiva the Destroyer.
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Mahadevi is the great goddess of all other gods in Hinduism – an all-encompassing female deity as the consort of or the Ultimate Reality (Brahman) in Shaktism.

Overview

Mahadevi is the supreme force that creates, preserves and destroys the universe. She is the highest intelligence referred as Brahmavidya. Mahadevi is the soul of the universe and the universe itself. She is the source of wealth, knowledge, forgiveness, peace, faith, fortitude, fame, modesty and mercy. The purans mention her as Nirguna Maheshwari Devi Mahamaya, meaning "the absolute truth", and mother of all. Along with Nirguna form Mahadevi is also mentioned as Sarguna (attributes) and Vagdevi (speech).

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Powers and Abilities

  • Nigh Omnipotence: Being one of the most powerful primordials and a child of Khaos, she holds an immense amount amount of power even coming close to the likes of Tartarus, and her consort, Brahman. She can also destroy, reshape and create entire universe, timelines and realities.
  • Reality Embodiment: Being the consort of brahman, she is the embodiment of reality itself with her control over reality coming slightly below her oldest sibling Chronos himself allowing her to manipulate all aspects from time, space, dimensions to an infinite number of timelines even being able to see the beginning and end of all existence
  • Origin Embodiment: Just like her parent Khaos, she can create things out of nothing on a smaller scale allowing her to virtually create anything this ability is what allowed her to create the divine weapons of her pantheon several of which have the power to severe a deity's essence weakening them to the point of them requiring massive amounts of time to recover.

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Myths and Legends

She is identified with Parvati, Mahalakshmi, or the Tridevi. These changes on who her consort is are related to the rivalry between Shaivism and Viahsnism and the mixture of Shaktism and Shaivism through the popular form, though there are texts which state it is [Vishnu] who is regarded brother of the Goddess and consort of goddess lakshmi. However, it is canon that Mahadevi, is none other than an incarnation of Adi Parashakti, the only controversy that arises from it is if the supreme Goddess is Parvati, Lakshmi, the Tridevi, or an entire sperate being.

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