Kali, who I commonly refer to with the epithet “Big, Dark, and Scary,” has been one of my patrons since I started working towards my mother priestess initiation 6 years ago.
Her statement to me then – that she would help me with anything if I asked wisely – is as true today as it was then. I’m cautious about the things I ask for her help with, because frankly, she IS scary at times, and if you don’t occasionally get a little creeped out when you realize that Gods and Goddesses are a lot like us, but with more power, you probably should contemplate it for a while.
She is not as one-dimensional as she’s often portrayed, but then that’s true of many of the old Gods. She is kind and loving, and she’s a drill sergeant, and she’s occasionally destruction incarnate…but sometimes that’s what we need.
Finally, a couple bits of UPG (unverified personal gnosis) – she is sarcastic, and she likes dark liquor, particularly bourbun.