Shiva represents the higher Self within all beings; that which transcends the flesh and connects us all to the source.
Shiva is the origin, the permanent aspect of conscious reality; the eternal point of stillness in a constant sea of changes.
Shiva is rhythm, abundance, and divine union; the almighty vibration at the core of every atom.
Shiva creates, preserves, and destroys.
Shiva is All.
For Germanic Pagans, Shiva can be equated best to Odin, the soul-giving, auspicious All-Father; destroyer of Ymir/Yama.
Hailaz / Namaste