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.
Kitsune (fox) by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Previous pinner says: Yokai are Japanese creatures from Japanese folklore and ghost stories. A Japanese history professor also told me that to be "cursed by a fox" was a euphemism for mental illness.
The Norns of Norse-German-Scandinavian mythology spin the threads of fate at the foot of Yggdrasil, the tree of the world. The Norns introduce the last act of Gotterdammerung, Wagner's fourth opera of the Ring cycle