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|“||Again, a moment of double-vision: Shadow saw the old woman, her dark face pinched with age and disapproval, but behind her he saw something huge, a naked woman with skin as black as a new leather jacket, and lips and tongue the bright red of arterial blood. Around her neck were skulls, and her many hands held knives, and swords, and severed heads.||”|
Background[edit | edit source]
Now a waitress at the Motel America, Mama-Ji is a Hindu goddess of war. With her necklace of skulls, acerbic wit, and free spirit, she’s a match for any mighty god or man.
Significance in narrative[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Mama-ji/Novel
Significance in series[edit | edit source]
Physical appearance[edit | edit source]
Mama-ji is described as an old woman with dark skin and salt-and-pepper hair. She has a blue jewel on her forehead and a necklace of tiny silver skulls and a charm bracelet of heads and hands. She wears a red sari and smelled of spices and flowers.
Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]
One of Mama-Ji most prominent abilities is her duplication: she manifests in all of the Motel Americas throughout the United-States, working in each of them under a different function (chamber maid, waitress...).
Mama-ji can reveal to human being an appearance closer to her true form (aura and eyes of golden fire, and extra arms holding weaponry and a severed head) - this is a reflection of "Kali the Destroyer", the reflection of Kali's role as a goddess of destruction, slaughter and death.
Mama-ji identifies herself and Mr. Wednesday as war gods, and thus seems to have abilities related to the concept of war. She also explains to Laura Moon that her appearance as a worker in Motel America is a reflection of Kali the Nurturer, a form of Kali as a mother-goddess, deity of nurturing, protection and feminity.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
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Note: The pictures are shown in episodic order. To see the order of the episodes, please visit the Episode guide.
Notes and trivia[edit | edit source]
- Kali is a Hindu goddess of time, change, power, creation, destruction and death.
- According to Neil Gaiman, "Mama-ji" is "American pidgin" for "Mataji"
- Mama-ji's role will be expanded and she will appear throughout Season Two
References[edit | edit source]